One simple mistake. A thousand miles to run.

North by Northwest

adapted by Carolyn Burns

25 OCT - 19 NOV 2022 — Theatre

About.

Company

Auckland Theatre Company

Venue

ASB Waterfront Theatre

Duration

2 hours, including interval

Restrictions

None

Gripping, suspenseful and visually stunning, this is an unmissable theatrical event that brilliantly transposes Hitchcock’s famous film to the stage.

Frantic and fun, inventive and intriguing, Alfred Hitchcock’s trailblazing thriller North by Northwest is boldly re-imagined for the stage.

Suave Mad Ave advertising executive Roger O. Thornhill’s uneventful life is turned upside down when a case of mistaken identity turns him into a framed fugitive thrust into a world of spies, manhunts, mystery and romance.

In this spectacular blockbuster of a production, the twists, turns and tensions of Hitchcock’s masterpiece come to life on stage, complete with car chases, plane crashes and the famous final cliff-hanger on Mount Rushmore.

One of our most internationally successful theatre directors Simon Phillips returns home with a production he created at Melbourne Theatre Company and now restages with a large cast of New Zealand actors.

“Simon Phillips has brilliantly adapted the classic film into an unmissable theatrical tour de force, which has delighted audiences around the world and now becomes his homecoming.” – Jonathan Bielski

By special arrangement with Warner Bros Theatre Ventures. Originally produced by Kay & McLean Productions in association with the Melbourne Theatre Company. Photo features the UK/Canadian cast.

Supported by ATC Patrons Group.

Creative

Carolyn Burns

Playwright

Josh Burns

Ian McDonald

Esther Marie Hayes

Nick Schlieper

Dates &
Times.

Tue 25 Oct 7:00 PM Preview

Wed 26 Oct 7:00 PM Preview

Thu 27 Oct 8:00 PM Opening Night

Fri 28 Oct 8:00 PM

Sat 29 Oct 8:00 PM

Sun 30 Oct 4:00 PM Sunday Forum

Tue 1 Nov 7:00 PM Youth Night

Wed 2 Nov 7:00 PM

Thu 3 Nov 7:00 PM

Fri 4 Nov 8:00 PM

Sat 5 Nov 2:00 PM

Sat 5 Nov 8:00 PM

Sun 6 Nov 4:00 PM

Tue 8 Nov 7:00 PM

Wed 9 Nov 7:00 PM

Thu 10 Nov 7:00 PM

Fri 11 Nov 8:00 PM

Sat 12 Nov 2:00 PM

Sat 12 Nov 8:00 PM

Sun 13 Nov 4:00 PM

Tue 15 Nov 7:00 PM

Wed 16 Nov 7:00 PM Audio-described & touch tour

Thu 17 Nov 7:00 PM

Fri 18 Nov 8:00 PM

Sat 19 Nov 2:00 PM

Sat 19 Nov 8:00 PM NZSL-interpreted

Special Events

Backstage Story

Mon 10 Oct 6:00pm
Discover the world behind the curtain at Backstage Story, a behind-the-scenes presentation with the director, designers and cast. Backstage Story is free to attend at our studios at 487 Dominion Road.

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Sunday Forum

Sun 30 Oct 3:00pm
Join us at the ASB Waterfront Theatre auditorium, before the 4pm performance, to hear from a special guest speaker and enrich your experience of the show.

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Youth Night

Tue 1 Nov 7:00pm
Youth Night explores new ways to connect young people to the transformational magic of theatre, with a dedicated youth performance of each production, curated and hosted by our Youth Company.

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Accessible Performances

Audio-Described & Touch Tour

Wed 16 Nov 7:00pm
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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NZSL-Interpreted

Sat 19 Nov 8:00pm
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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