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Duration: 1-29 April - Final week!
Location: Circa One
Price: $30–$55
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Cringeworthy – Swinging in the ’60s!

By Andrea Sanders

Presented by BeatGirl Productions

A psychedelic blast from the past!

Cringeworthy is back, transporting you to the GROOVIEST era of all, the swinging ’60s!

Following on from Cringeworthy the ’70s and ’80s, this show is a FAR-OUT tribute to Kiwiana music and culture in the ’60s.

With just one TV channel, shows such as Let’s Go, C’Mon and Happen Inn were all the rage, with top acts such as Mr Lee Grant, Dinah Lee, The Chicks, Alison Durban and John Rowles performing a mix of local and international hits.

Presented by our very own ‘Mod Father’ Ray Columbus and the smoothest of smooth, Pete Sinclair, Kiwis had a BLAST as a smorgasboard of songs hit the screens! Along with homegrown hits, be prepared to hear your FAB favourites from iconic overseas acts such as The Beatles, Tom Jones, Petula Clark, The Seekers, Nancy Sinatra and more, as a musical journey takes us back to a time so vastly different to today.

If you’re SWITCHED ON then TUNE IN, break out your Beehives and Beatleboots and get ready to Go go. Do the TWIST, do the SWIM, do the DUCK, do the PONY, do whatever you like as long as you do it at Cringeworthy the ’60s.


“A swinging affair, equal parts fast paced and hilarious!”

“Fab choreography, psychedelic costumes and a sizzlingly snazzy vocal quartet”

“Memory lane has never looked this good, forget Dancing in the Street, you’ll be dancing in your seat”

1–29 April – FINAL WEEK!
Circa One
Tues – Thurs 6.30pm, Fri – Sat 8pm, Sun 4pm
$30 – $55

Runtime: 100mins (with a 15 min interval)




Andrea Sanders – Creator of Cringeworthy
Andrea is a co founder, creative director and member of The BeatGirls, one of NZ’s leading girl groups who perform extensively both nationally and internationally. This is the 10th show she has written and performed in at Circa Theatre.

Jthan Morgan
Jthan Morgan (she, he, ia) – Ngāi Tāmanuhiri, Rongowhakaata, Magiagi, Sapapāli’i, Lotofaga
Jthan holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts; Performing Arts (Singing), a Diploma in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) from Whitireia Performance Centre and a Certificate in Screen Acting from Wellington Performing Arts Centre. Jthan’s performing credits include Circa Theatre’s Things I Know to Be True, Destination Beehive, He Kura Korero, and eight of Circa’s annual Summer pantomimes – most recently, Pinnochio. Other theatre credits include Too Much Hair, Sweeney Todd, Monster Songs, I AM MAORI, and various Capital E tours; Songs of The Sea; Waiata o Te Moana (2017), Story Studio Live (2020, 2021 and 2022). Jthan is the founder and producer of Ghostlight Productions, and the founding member of Wellington’s new drag girl group The Tiwhas! – who were recently awarded the Fringe Arts Festival award for Most Promising Emerging Company 2022.

Rebecca Ansell
Rebecca has grown up expressing herself through art. She attended dance, acting and musical instrument lessons as children but when she started singing lessons, Rebecca had found her true passion. She loved working in musicals in and out of her school life. At the end of her education Rebecca was conflicted as to what she would do next. Then she found Te Auaha’s Musical theatre course.
In 2021, Rebecca graduated with a Bachelors degree in Performance Art. She had spent three years in University, finding herself and gaining confidence in her talents and now has become a capable young performer.

Jared Pallesen
Jared made their professional musical theatre debut as Flat-Top in the NZ tour of Starlight Express and has recently returned from Christchurch having appeared in the Court Theatre’s production of RENT, understudying the role of Angel. Whilst living in Sydney (pre-pandemic!) Jared appeared as Gabe in Next To Normal, Mary Sunshine in Chicago, Boq in Wicked and Jesse Tuck in Tuck Everlasting. Wellington audiences might recognise them as Toby from WITCH Music Theatre’s production of Sweeney Todd, as well as ROXY: A New Hollywood Cabaret.

Amedee Wilson – Dancer
My passion for dance started when I was 9 and hasn’t stopped since. I’ve always loved performing and entertaining on stage and can’t wait to dance the role of a go-go girl during this Cringeworthy – swinging in the 60’s season. I was born in Invercargill and moved to Wellington to pursue a career in performing arts. I’m currently in my second year, studying full-time commercial dance at Te Auhua.

Annabella Milburn – Dancer
Annabella Milburn is a 19 year old Dancer originally from Auckland. She has been dancing since she was 4 years old, being fuelled by her passion she became motivated to pursue dance as a career. She has a diploma in Commercial Dance and is currently studying to gain her bachelor of creativity from Whitireia at Te Auaha.


Image by Stephen A’Court