Hitchcock's cinematic masterpiece brilliantly brought to the stage

North by Northwest

adapted by Carolyn Burns, directed by Simon Phillips

25 OCT - 19 NOV 2022 — NOW ON



Auckland Theatre Company


ASB Waterfront Theatre


2 hours, including interval


Contains loud noises, smoking, international espionage and flying furniture

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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 Madison Avenue 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.



“A delightful, visually stunning show... perfect for an entertaining evening out.”
“A delicious cocktail of comedy and exciting adventure... a glorious tribute to Hitchcock’s genius.”
Andrew Whiteside
“A must-see for Hitchcock fans, theatre fans and those that want to see a thriller and comedy on one stage.”
Keeping up with NZ
“In true Hitchcock style, you'll find yourself on the edge of your seat.”
Concrete Playground
“A unique and multifaceted theatrical event.”



Backstage Story (Cancelled)

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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Pay What You Wish

Tue 1 Nov 5:30pm

Our doors are thrown open on Pay What You Wish night.

Join us and experience live performance with like-minded people, in an atmosphere that values community and inspires creativity. Everyone is welcome.

Tunes, drinks, art installations and a free photobooth will be provided, followed by a performance of North by Northwest. And yes, you can literally pay what you want.

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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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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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North by Northwest

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.

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