Theatre hit Live At Six returns to NZ stages
this year for a six-city tour and we need
"Damn clever and wonderfully ambitious."
- Capital Times
"A fascinating piece of theatre not to
be missed." - The Dominion Post
Live At Six is a newsroom thriller that
explores the intense rivalry between TV ONE and TV 3 in a creative
and highly engaging theatre experience. When a YouTube video of a
news anchor caught in a suspicious act spreads online, both
newsrooms must edit the footage, live on stage, to suit their
Having been re-developed after its sell-out 2009
STAB season, Live At Six now embarks on a major
national tour. Scandal, manipulation, and real time pressure are
brought to life once more, using the latest in modern media
Each performance begins as the 'incident' occurs
in the foyer pre-show, captured by security cameras. Audience
members can also use their smart phones to shoot the action and
upload to the show crew. Interviews conducted with willing audience
members in the interval add to both the story and the challenge for
At the end of the show, the audience sees both
versions of the broadcast story, built with that night's footage.
Does either version match the 'reality' they witnessed two hours
earlier - and more importantly, whose will they tune in to?
TARANAKI - 15-17 August
CHRISTCHURCH - 29-31 August
WELLINGTON - 6-21 September
NELSON - 24-25 October
TAURANGA - 30-31 October
AUCKLAND - 12-16 November
We estimate the show to be seen by over
7,000 people across New Zealand during its
For more info go to showpony.com
How can YOU help?
The production is on its way around New Zealand
this year, having secured a six-city tour to many of the regional
Festivals (Taranaki, Christchurch, Nelson, Tauranga), plus seasons
in Wellington and finally Auckland - TV news' home! We have secured
major funding from Creative New Zealand and have support from the
festivals, Downstage and The Edge, but we still need a bit more
capital for us to break even.
This show has a team of 19 (9 cast, 10
designers/crew) and needs a plethora of technology equipment to
make it come alive. Any donation will help us on our way, but here
is an idea of some of the costs we currently face and what your
investment could help us with:
$8 to hire our Apple computer screens each
$31 to hire our Apple Mac Towers each night
$55 to hire the two 150" 3:4 projector screens
$125 to hire the two short throw projectors each
$200 for one of the four cameras that are used in
$500 for our 80 metres of cable
We welcome any contribution - and did you know
you can claim your tax back on your donation? BOOSTED is recognized
as a charitable organization!
Auckland love us!
66 MONTHS AGO
To our beloved L@6 community -
Guess what. Auckland officially LOVES the show!!! The reviews keep flooding in, as do the gushy #liveatsix tweets, and most importantly our ticket sales are going through the roof (we've had to add more seats for tonight's performance). Here are some highlights:
"it is turning out to be one of the most amazing things I have ever seen."
"so good I just bought tickets to go see it again on Friday"
"you will not watch the news with the same confidence ever again"
and here is ol' Timmy Spite on the telly: TV3 newspiece
I'm incredibly proud of the show, as I hope you are too. Remember, we are here til Saturday, so please keep spreading the word to your Auckland friends and whanau and fingers crossed we sell out the whole season!
From one very happy wahine,
Adrianne (Producer, Show Pony)
Time for the swan song! - closing season in AK next week
66 MONTHS AGO
To our beloved Live at Six advocates!
After over 15 months preparation, next week we finally complete the national tour of one of the biggest NZ theatre shows this year. This 12-16 November will be our swansong season, and how appropriate that it will be in Auckland - the home of TV news!
Please let your Auckland chums (and media contacts!) know we'll be coming - tickets start from only $20. Here is where you will find the booking link:
And just to let you know that Nelson and Tauranga LOVED the show. Highlights from reviews include:
"portrays life in the newsroom - equal parts excitement and farce (with a little bit of tragedy thrown in) - to perfection"
"The Nelson Arts Festival has produced a plethora of outstanding performances. Live at Six certainly ranks among the best"
So thank you! Once again for your generous support. We hope to make you all proud as we close the curtains next Saturday.
Adrianne Roberts - Producer, Show Pony
1 DAY LEFT! GOOD MORNING
66 MONTHS AGO
We are on the home run with our Boosted Campaign and have been humbled by the 40+ donations we have received so far! To celebrate, here is a little treat from this morning's telly!
The last show at Downstage
67 MONTHS AGO
We are now officially at the halfway mark of the tour, having performed in Taranaki, Christchurch and Wellington! Our Downstage season was somewhat bittersweet as Live at Six became the last show performed under the Downstage name, for now. Ironically TV3 and TVONE were there to film the demise of the theatre.
Here is the news piece from 3 News, which includes some great little snippets of our wee show too.