The Pump House Theatre and Arts

Nutcracker Theatre And Arts In Your Area

The Pump House Theatre and Arts

The Pump House Theatre and Arts Society is an artist led arts organization that presents theater and other cultural events in the beautiful North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand known as Ponsonby. Established in 1983, the Pump House Theatre has grown to become one of the best New Zealand locations for musicals and plays. With locations in Christchurch and Auckland, there are always plenty of great shows running at any time of the year. Find out why the theatre group is so good about promoting local talent by reading on.


“A Midsummer Night Dream” is a hilarious revival of “The Nutcracker.” Starring in this production are the real life couple, Kate Moss and Roger Lloyd Pack. They play the title roles opposite original cast members: Ian McShane and Dawn French. Expect the charming performances and the rich costumes as the Nutcracker’s “Nutcracker” came to life on the big screen!


The play takes place around 1000 years ago during the dark days of theiddlestick period. It tells the story of a poor man namedrics who lives in a little cabin in the woods with nothing but his scant belongings. One night a tragic event causes the death of his wife, and he goes on a solitary vigil as night falls. But when he spies a play taking place near his cabin on the night of the anniversary of her death, he sets out on a daring quest to return home and perform his own Nutcracker version to pay homage to his late wife.


The play is a fast paced production that has won four awards including Best Musical, Best Director, Best Score and Best Original Score. It has been widely praised and many critics find the play very moving. It is also a great introduction to the history of the Nutcracker, which is one of the most popular numbers from the entire play. In fact, anyone who hasn’t seen the original Nutcracker should really consider seeing this modern adaptation.


Another local musical that you may be unfamiliar with is The Singing Butler. This drama about a sweet but mischievous old boy who is sent to an orphanage after being left at the orphanage during the night is part of the award winning Broadway run. The play itself has many historic references, as it originated in England at the time of Queen Victoria’s reign. The play also won three Tonys and was seen across the Atlantic coast in New York. The Singing Butler is sure to be a hit when it comes to your next family or corporate event.


As you can see, there are numerous Nutcracker Theatre and Arts productions available to suit your budget and theme. If you have always wanted to have a play or musical come to your local area, it is never too late to start planning. There are many local theatres that have performed original shows, such as The Nutcracker, so there is no need to wait too long to plan your theatre event. Once you’ve picked your play, musical or theatre event, all that is left to do is choose your accommodation.