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Nicola Cheeseman is Back at Herald Theatre

Dates: (6/19/2024 - 7/7/2024 )


Herald Theatre

Plumb Theatre

50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland CBD

Phone: 0800 111 999

Tickets: $25-$42

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Shortlisted for the Adam NZ Play Award 2023, Nicola Cheeseman is Back is a ride through the suburban to-do list of a 50-year-old woman as she navigates her husband moving out and her ageing father moving in, all the while wondering exactly when she shelved her dreams of being a nouveau punk goddess in order to please everyone else. In between raising the kids and holding it down at work, Nicola has lost her mojo and longs to be seen as more than a mum. With a messy vision board of butt-scrubs, home reno, and a vinyl jumpsuit for the ages, Nicola Cheeseman is falling apart in order to put herself together again. READ REVIEW

Jodie Rimmer, known for her versatility and iconic roles on stage and screen, takes on her first one-woman show in Nicola Cheeseman is Back. Rimmer's outstanding career includes acclaimed performances in In My Father's Den and The Strip and starring in Netflix hit Sweet ToothDouble Parked and the upcoming TV drama Friends Like Her. Jodie felt an immediate affiliation with Nicola Cheeseman: “I was drawn to this story but also hugely triggered by it because it felt like this character was saying things that my friends and I have said countless times - like ‘why is my face falling off?!’”

Award-winning playwright and screenwriter Kathryn Burnett (Under the VinesFresh EggsMy Life is Murder) has created a bitingly funny and painfully relatable story that unpacks desire, ageing and gender double standards. Director Paul Gittins (Prima FacieCollected StoriesBlonde Poison) has assembled an outstanding creative team, including set design by John Parker, costume design by Elizabeth Whiting, lighting by Jane Hakaraia, sound design by Jonathan Burgess and an original soundtrack from punk-rock dad band Stud Farm.

Nicola Cheeseman is Back at Herald Theatre Schedule

Choose What you Pay Session - Tuesday 25th June Matinee - 23rd June Matinee & Post Show Talk - 30th June

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