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About Shortland Street The Musical

Hailed as the hilarious loving parody musical of the year, Shortland Street the Musical is based on the long running, highly successful NZ television series: Shortland Street.
All the original characters are there: Dr. Ropata, Nurse Carrie, Rachel, Nick, Marj, Nick, Kirsty, Lionel and Chris Warner (and his numerous wives!) and many more.
Music and Lyrics by Guy Langford. Book by Guy Langford and Simon Bennett.  Previously staged in Auckland and Palmerston North to rave reviews, Kauri Theatre is very proud to bring this laugh out loud production to Wellington for the first time.
Here’s what reviewers have said:
“We’ve been craving a quintessential Kiwi musical that can be performed over and over again and to
appeal to an overseas audience. Shortland Street: The Musical is that production”. – STUFF
“Featuring great character dynamics, the musical offers heart warming narrative developments and
hilarious satirical moments”- HEART OF THE CITY
“The score is electric, funky and so damn catchy”. – BROADWAY WORLD REVIEW
“It’s both playful parody and affectionate tribute, mixing the sincere and the silly in equal measure to
make something truly magical – the audience never stops laughing”. – THE HERALD
“There are so many brilliant moments that it is not actually possible to list them all”. – BROADWAY

The season will run at The Gryphon Theatre in Wellington, 20 April - 1 May 2021

About the Director - Bonita Edwards
Bonita brings to the team 40 years of theatrical experience and has been involved with
numerous theatre companies in the Wellington region.
Over the years, she has participated as a performer and has vast experience as a choreographer, director, production management and has held executive roles including holding the position of President for The Company of Musical Players Inc for four years.
Bonita was acknowledged for her contributions to the CMP with a Life Membership award.
This year, she pairs her role as Vice President with Show Director.
After holding production roles in the first two Kauri productions, she is extremely excited to now direct Shortland Street: The Musical.
“This is a fabulous opportunity and I am looking forward to putting to stage another successful production for Kauri Theatre. This show promises to be tremendous fun – for cast and audiences”.


Shortland Street - The Musical

20 April - 1 May 2021

Based on the popular TV series by the same name, this extremely entertaining musical will have you laughing in the aisles! All your favourite characters are there singing and dancing their way through the show.

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Past Shows


The Full Monty

29 May – 8 June 2019
Gryphon Theatre

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Bad Girls The Musical

September 2018

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