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  • Sat 23 Apr ’16, 10:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Wed 27 Apr ’16, 10:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Thu 28 Apr ’16, 10:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Fri 29 Apr ’16, 10:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Sat 30 Apr ’16, 10:00pm – 11:00pm


The Basement, Lower Greys Avenue, Auckland CBD



Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $18.00
  • Concession: $15.00

The campiest comedy show ever

A Theatre Show Featuring Kura Forrester, Chris Parker, Thomas Sainsbury and Brynley Stent

As Part of The 2016 Auckland International Comedy Festival

Camping is a camp comedy of the highest order - think Are You Being Served and Keeping Up Appearances directed by John Waters.

Camping follows two couples. Les (Sainsbury) and Fleur (Forrester) are a middle-aged husband-and-wife bored who are as hell with each other. Francis (Chris) and Connie (Brynley) are newly-weds morbidly afraid of intimacy.

The two couples double book a camping lodge in the middle of bloody nowhere. And both refuse to leave… As a storm brews outside, old memories resurface, cat fights ensue, tantrums are thrown and sexual desire bubbles just beneath the surface.

Chris Parker and Thomas Sainsbury have penned an over-the-top melodrama with plenty of theatrical emotions, sexual innuendo and plenty of camping puns.

Chris Parker has previously delighted audiences in Silo Theatre’s No More Dancing In The Good Room and the 2015 smash, Hudson and Halls. Last year Chris won the International Comedy Festival Best New Comer Award for No More Dancing. He is also a writer and actor in both Funny Girls and Jono and Ben.

Kura Forrester wowed audiences last Comedy Festival with her sold out solo show, Tiki Tour. She has previously acted in Taika Waititi’s film, What We Do In The Shadows, the docudrama, Belief, and the hilarious web series, The Adventures of Suzy Boon.

Brynley Stent wrote and acted in TV3’s Funny Girls. She also regularly performs on Jono and Ben. She, along with Chris and Tom, is a regular in Auckland’s premiere improv troupe, Snort.

Thomas Sainsbury has been writing and directing theatre in Auckland for the last fifteen years. In 2015 he co-wrote the 2015 Basement Christmas show, Jesus Christ 2 and the Dust Palace Christmas show, Ithaca. He is also one half of the brains behind New Zealand’s premiere comedy dance troupe, Dynamotion. He and Chris also co-wrote and starred in the Watchme.com comedy webseries, Stake Out.

Camping Details

Dates: 23rd, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th April At 10pm
Venue: the Basement, Lower Greys Ave, Auckland Cbd
Tickets: $18 Adults/$15 Concessions. $14.40 for The Wednesday Performance.
Bookings: iticket // 0508 iTicket (484 253)

For media enquiries please contact Thomas Salisbury on thomas.sainsbury@gmail.com // 021 059 7518

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