They've done old, blue and borrowed. Time for something new. ​

Grand Horizons

by Bess Wohl

17 MAY - 29 MAY 2022 — ENCORE SEASON

About.

Company

Auckland Theatre Company

Venue

ASB Waterfront Theatre

Duration

2 hours, including interval

Restrictions

Contains strong language, and sexual references.

Back due to popular demand and rave reviews!

"A simple but poignant story full of laughs and heart..." Ethan Sills, New Zealand Herald

Beloved acting icons Annie Whittle and Roy Billing return to the stage as Nancy and Bill in the New Zealand premiere of Bess Wohl’s Tony-nominated uproarious comedy, Grand Horizons.

Nancy and Bill are 50 years into the picture-perfect marriage. Now, as they settle into the beige walls of their new ‘lifestyle village’, Nancy announces she wants out. And if her husband Bill is shocked, he doesn’t show it.

For their two grown-up sons, it’s a devastating betrayal. Their long-held beliefs about love, family and security are shaken, sending them back to foot-stomping, tantrum-throwing toddler hood.

Crisply observed and gloriously funny, directed by Jennifer Te Atamira Ward-Lealand, this Broadway hit will kick off our 2022 programme in sparkling style.

Grand Horizons is a heart-warming and cathartic unravelling of a family unit, which is trying to pursue happiness and fulfilment, when each member is at a different stage of life.

 

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Reviews

"A simple but poignant story full of laughs and heart, Grand Horizons is the perfect escape... [Roy] Billing and [Annie] Whittle are among some of our best performers and they are on fire here."

Ethan Sills, New Zealand Herald

 

"Spell-binding."

Monica Moore, Broadway World

 

"Authentic glee."

John Daly-Peoples, NZ Arts Review

Content Guide

Contains strong language, and sexual references. Learn more.

Special Events

Sunday Forum

Sunday 22 May 3:00pm
Join us in the auditorium, before the 4pm performance, to hear from Grand Horizons director Jennifer Te Atamira Ward-Lealand in conversation with Auckland Theatre Company Artistic Director & CEO, Jonathan Bielski.
This is your chance to dive deeper into the world of theatre, gaining new insights into the work. FREE to attend with a ticket to the 4pm performance.

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Accessible Performances

NZSL-Interpreted

Wednesday 18 May 7:00pm
NZSL-interpreted performances are open to all and feature an interpreter on stage to interpret the show for Deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons in the audience.

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Audio-Described & Touch Tour

Saturday 21 May 2:00pm
Audio-described performances are open to all and include a live audio commentary relayed to blind and low-vision patrons in the audience via an earpiece. Patrons with accessibility tickets can also attend a touch-tour 90 minutes before the performance.

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