“Buy a ticket while you still can”

— Scottish Daily Mail 

Flying violins! Speed skating ballerinos! Släpstick is an ode to the timeless comedy of Charlie Chaplin, the Marx Brothers, Spike Jones, and Laurel and Hardy. Described as “clowning glory in [a] mix of music and comedy” (Scottish Daily Mail), this production promises you and the kids an evening of laughs rooted in the slapstick tradition but with a very modern twist.

Based in the Netherlands, this company of five world-class performers have mastered more than 100 instruments between them to present “a feast for the eyes as well as the ears” (Fest Magazine). Zinging with energy and mischief, Släpstick is “a cavalcade of daftness that is superbly orchestrated and never misses a trick” (The Herald Scotland).

Full show credits

Concept, compositions & arrangements

Stanley Burleson

Direction advice
Karel de Rooij

Set design and creation
Jacco van den Dool, Siem van Leeuwen, Ellen Windhorst

Jan Aarntzen

Lighting design
Jacco van den Dool, Wouter Moscou

Sound design
Joep van der Velden

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Friday 13  –  Sunday 15 March

Friday 13 March Sold Out! 7pm
Saturday 14 March Selling Fast 2pm
Saturday 14 March Selling Fast 7pm
Sunday 15 March Selling Fast 2pm

$19.00 – $79.00

A-Reserve Adult $79.00
B-Reserve Adult $59.00
C-Reserve Adult $39.00
A-Reserve Child $39.00
B-Reserve Child $29.00
C-Reserve Child $19.00
Child price 15 years and under.

Opera House

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Duration: 1hr 10mins
This production contains smoke

Bret McKenzie

Curated by
Bret McKenzie

Bret McKenzie Family Comedy Theatre Music
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