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1 Taranaki Street, Wellington | Box Office Ph: 04 801 7992
Duration: 19 - 29 June
Location: Circa Theatre Bar & Restaurant
Price: $75pp includes meal. Bookings close at 5pm the day before each performance.
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Haramai ki te Hākari: Celebrate Matariki in style with The Tīwhas!

Mānawatia a Matariki!

Fill up your wairua with dinner and a drag show, as The Tīwhas! – Dame Jthan, Slay West, Pania, and the fabulous newcomer Huh? Mama! make their wintry return to Circa’s hearth. Let Aotearoa’s fastest growing girl group dazzle you with their unique blend of kapa haka, drag artistry and live vocals, complete with bilingual reimaginings of your favourite pop songs from throughout the decades. Backed by a talented live band, this show promises an unforgettable evening of fun, costumes, choreography and joyful celebration of te tau hou Māori and mana takatāpui.

Dinner and a show: a main meal is included in the price of all tickets.

In this fabulous theatrical reimagining of a Matariki feast these talented Queens will guide you through celebrating te tau hou Māori (the Māori new year) with signature Tīwhas flare. You’ll meet the stars, be whisked away by original Māori lyrics set to tunes you know and love, and share kai with your new extended whānau. A main meal is included in all ticket prices, just pick your meal of choice when booking or chat with our friendly box office staff to discuss your options. Starters, desserts and drinks are all available to purchase on the night from the Circa restaurant.

“The synchronised dance moves leave me trying to fathom how they can move so effortlessly, sing with such power and play to the audience without missing a beat” – Theatreview

“The evening is full of high energy numbers melting into poignant ballads with luscious harmonies” – Theatreview

Tō Hākari Matariki / Your Matariki Menu:

Hei Tīmata / Starters (purchase a starter on the night for $12 each)

  • Fry bread & honey (df/v)
  • Ceviche (gf/df) Fresh catch of the day, lime, cucumber, red onion, coconut cream
  • Pulled pork croquettes Pickles, spiced plum sauce

Kai Matua / Mains (included in all ticket prices)

  • Duck leg (gf/df*) Served with kūmara gratin, orange and watercress salad, jus
  • Pan fried fish (gf) Pan fried hapuka, broccolini with saffron mussel velouté
  • Roasted root vegetable salad (v/ve/df) Couscous, kūmara, carrots, beetroot, spinach, house vinaigrette 

Purini / Desserts (purchase a dessert on the night for $10 each)

  • Sweet kūmara pie Ginger crust, vanilla whipped mascarpone

Drinks can be purchased from the Circa bar on the night.

Click here for a downloadable PDF of the Matariki menu options

Nō reira, kia kakama, e hoa mā! Book your tickets now to spend an “evening […] full of high energy numbers melting into poignant ballads with luscious harmonies.” (Theatreview)

Mānawa maiea te putanga o Matariki!

Come celebrate the rising of Matariki with us!

Te Ohu / Cast and Crew:

Ngā Tīwha: Dame Jthan (Jthan Morgan), Pania (Raureti Ormond), Slay West (Levi Waitere), Huh? Mama! (Te Hamama Hohua)
Ngāti Tīwha: Kree Matthews, Hayden Taylor, Tom Knowles

Ringatohu/ Director: Jthan Morgan
Hoahoa Rama/ Lighting Design: Marshall Rankin
Hoahoa Oro / Sound Design: Tom Knowles
Kaitito & Mātanga Reo / Lyricist & Reo Consultant: Bea Joblin
Hoahoa ā-ata & Toi Ataata / Design & Artwork: Jared Pallesen
Te whakatairanga / Publicity: Tyler Clarke

19 – 29 June 2024
Circa Theatre Restaurant and Bar

Tues – Thurs 7pm, Fri – Sat 8pm, Sun 6pm
$75 per person, includes a main meal*

$69 per concession, includes a main meal*
Runtime: 90 minutes no interval
Audience care: mature themes

*Click here for a downloadable PDF of the Matariki menu options

To book please call our friendly Box Office 04 801 7992 or email circa@circa.co.nz
No Door Sales, bookings close at 5pm the day before each performance.

The Tīwhas: A Matariki Spectacular is proudly supported by Burnett Foundation Aotearoa. Find out more about the important work they do here: https://www.burnettfoundation.org.nz/