The court theatre – The Ryman Healthcare season of Something rotten
4 – 21 July
the court theatre, christchurch
After dazzling audiences for over eight weeks, and due to phenomenal demand, The Court Theatre returns with The Ryman Healthcare Return Season of SOMETHING ROTTEN! this July for a strictly limited season.
Featuring an all-star cast, incredible costumes, a fabulous soundtrack music, an outrageous script … shall we go on. Just get a ticket before this unforgettable show sells out again. Tickets from $40 – $79. Click here
Reviewers described it as “so good and such fun that you will be laughing from start to finish”, audiences flocked to The Shed in near record-numbers from November through January.
Set in England in 1595, playwright brothers, Nick and Nigel Bottom can’t compete with the rockstar popularity of a certain William Shakespeare. Desperate to out-Bard the Bard, Nick consults a soothsayer and learns that the next big thing in theatre will be a MUSICAL—a play where “an actor is saying his lines, and out of nowhere he just starts singing”—but “nothing’s as amazing as a musical!”
The Bottom brothers set out to write the world’s very first musical, Omelette, while caught in a bitter battle with Shakespeare. Meanwhile, Nick’s wife Bea is disguising herself as a man and Nigel has fallen in love with Portia, a puritan’s daughter. Filled with wordplay, musical, historical, and Shakespearean references, Something Rotten! is a hilarious celebration of musical theatre with something for everyone.