Experience an evolution of the Māori showband!

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Starring Jamie McCaskill, Cohen Holloway, Erroll Anderson and Regan Taylor, The Māori Sidesteps present an evening of song parodies, stunning harmonies and theatrical play as they breakdown the social idioms that we are presented with in society today and deliver a fresh and enlightening perspective on what it’s like to be Māori in 2019. Using the familiar Māori Showband vehicle of the 1960’s 70’s and 80’s The Māori Sidesteps will have you in stitches as they entertain with the comedic nostalgia of Billy T James and the musicality of The Howard Morrison Quartet.

“Never did satire and self deprecation go hand in hand and so cleverly and entertainingly” Alan Scott - Theatreview

Performances are:

  • Thursday 13 June, late show - 9.00pm

  • Friday 14 June, late show - 9.00pm

  • Saturday 15 June, late show - 9.00pm

Prices*: Single $35.00; Student (with ID) $30.00; Senior Citizen (65+) $30.00; Group of 5 or more $30.00 per person; Group of 15 or more $28.00 per person *Service fees may apply. 

Performance duration approx. 1 hour 25 minutes (no interval). Latecomers will be seated when appropriate. Tickets are for general admission seating. See Ticketing T&Cs for the Hannah's policies on phones, photos and large items


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The Māori Sidesteps

The Māori Sidesteps are a world class Māori entertainment collective specialising in live and multimedia entertainment to bring Māoriness to the world. The company formed in 2016; has steadily grown through live shows, online content, award winning web series and multimedia contracts. This team is strong with storytelling, musical, film and performance expertise and exists to promote the Māori world view and Māori values.

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Ka mihi ki ngā uri o te rohe nei, ratou e noho ana ki runga i te whenua o Te Ūpoko o te ika a Maui! E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangarangatanga maha o ngā hau e whā! Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa!

Kia Mau Festival stands upon whenua known as Te Ūpoko o te ika a Maui – the head of the fish of Maui. The region of Wellington is known for the strength of Tāwhirimatea, the God of the Winds, this is the home of Kia Mau Festival.

From 1-15 June 2019, theatre and dance will be performed by Māori, Pasifika and Indigenous artists and their companies from across Te Moana-nui-a-kiwa and around the globe. Artists, whānau, friends, communities and audiences are invited to join us in sharing contemporary performance and knowledge from an Indigenous worldview. Established and helmed by senior artist Hone Kouka, Kia Mau Festival places artists at the centre of the festival's vision. Our artists lead the korero and inspire new futures for our whānau and our communities throughout the country and te ao marama. 2019 marks the fifth year of Kia Mau Festival.