For years I struggled to get a movie made from the script Pleasuredome. But now it lives as a play and that is exactly what is should have always been. Over the coming months we will hone and build upon the current experience and play to make this the new entertainment the audience deserves and craves.
I am exceedingly proud of the tremendous efforts of all involved. Lucy's voice has never been better, the costumes and make up work of Barb and Stef are next level. Nick Bassett and his team have made a living breathing NYC in a warehouse. And Michael Hurst breathed life and molded the clay into a real thing.
I hope you all get a chance to witness this special entertainment event.
Starring: Lucy Lawless, Moses Mackay, Ashleigh Taylor, Vince Harder & Stephen Lovatt
Directed by: Michael Hurst
The Ultimate 80's Musical Experience.
Forget everything you knew about musicals, this is an immersive experience set within a fully realised Manhattan streetscape just off Rosebank Road, 10 minutes from Auckland’s CBD. Here your journey begins before being transported back in time to the heart-stopping, booty-shaking, mythical Pleasuredome nightclub. This is the night you never dreamt possible.
Lucy Lawless is Sappho, the show’s sexy, hedonistic diva whose lavish performances have made Pleasuredome synonymous with glamour and excess. Also starring Moses Mackay (Sole Mio), Ashleigh Taylor (Wicked), Vince Harder (The Lion King), Stephen Lovatt (Neighbours) and a 20-strong cast of local and international performers all supported by a state of the art light and projection extravaganza. This is a story of desire, addiction, greed, and the power of love, set on the dance-floor to some of the biggest tunes of the era.
Directed by Michael Hurst (Chicago) and produced by Rob Tapert (Spartacus), Pleasuredome will be the most electrifying theatre experience ever staged in New Zealand.
Times are approx. and subject to change at any time.
Doors into NYC street: 7:00pm
Doors into Pleasuredome Nightclub: 8:00pm
From 28th September to 5th November