Super Hugh-Man


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Concession $22.50 + fees

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Production Credits:

Metro Māori Productions Ltd
Written and Performed by Rutene Spooner
Directed by Jennifer Ward-Lealand

Awards & Accolades:

Excellence Award, Auckland Theatre Awards 2017
Four stars from The Scottsman

Dates Venue Times
Friday 2nd Oct Lawson Field Theatre 7pm
Saturday 3rd Oct Lawson Field Theatre 7pm
Duration : 55 minutes with a lock out for the first ten minutes.

Please note, Super Hugh-Man production use of a haze machine and sound pressure effects (loud noises). Some language may offend.

A Māori boy’s musical about his Hollywood hero.

This award-winning solo cabaret show by acclaimed entertainer Rutene Spooner charts his personal journey growing up as a young kapa haka student, to becoming a musical theatre star after discovering the secret identity of his hero, Hugh Jackman.

Spooner presents a witty and rousing night of entertainment, uncovering that it’s okay to be a different kind of man – one who’s strong AND sensitive.

Treat yourself to a night of haka and high kicks as well as a stirring touch of fierce and fabulous.

Super Hugh-Man is a shamelessly charming and heartfelt story, intricately weaving together comedy, dance, kapa haka and waiata into a stunning cabaret experience.

“...Spooner's autobiographical musical is deceptively complex. Honest, uplifting, stirring and hilarious..."
– Theatreview

Other Acknowledgements

Metro Māori Productions Ltd
Playwright and Performer - Rutene Spooner
Director - Jennifer Ward-Lealand
Dramaturg - Kate Prior
Sound Designers - Matthew Eller and Te Aihe Butler
Lighting Designer - Amber Molloy
Set Designer - John Verryt
Photography - Andi Crown Photography and Charlie Rose Photography
Graphic Design - Rebeca Hanrahan, Square and Co
Show Operator - Matthew Eller, Creative Ambience
Publicist - Bright Sunday/4PI
Executive Producer - Metro Māori Productions

Super Hugh-Man was originally produced by NZ Music Theatre Company and developed by  Basement Theatre, Auckland.
2018 June/July Tour produced in collaboration with Q Theatre, The Meteor and Globe Theatre. Thanks to the respective venues for their support.
Special thanks also to Square and Co who developed and produce the international seasons in 2018/2019.

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