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A shortcut to happiness

Enjoy an evening at the theatre with a new comedy from New Zealand’s best loved playwright Roger Hall. And what better way to start the night than a meal at Opera Kitchen

This play is not to be missed. Ned’s life is just tickety-boo. Sure, he’s adjusting to retirement and life on his own, but he’s very comfortable with his lot, thank you very much. All that changes with his offer to sort out the financial woes of Natasha, an attractive Russian immigrant. A new world of possibilities opens up for Ned as he sees these strange creatures called Kiwis through foreign eyes.

Packed with Roger Hall’s trademarks of acute observation and bucket-loads of humour, A Shortcut To Happiness is about discovering the ways of a new country, accepting differences, finding love and dancing your way to happiness.

Dinner is offered at Opera Kitchen for selected shows, please phone Opera Kitchen on (06) 870 6020 to book. Bookings essential.

If you customer require a wheelchair seat during the show, contact the Hawke’s Bay Opera House ticket office to book on phone (06) 871 5282.

When: Fri 27 Jul - Sat 28 Jul
Where: Pin Hawke's Bay Opera House, 101 Hastings Street, Hastings
Restrictions: All ages
Ticket Information:

Purchase tickets online or phone 0800 TICKETEK

  • A Reserve (adult): $59.00
  • B Reserve (adult): $49.00
  • C Reserve (adult): $42.00
  • A Reserve (seniors/unwaged): $49.00
  • B Reserve (seniors/unwaged): $44.00
  • C Reserve (seniors/unwaged): $42.00
  • Under 25 A - C Reserve: $27.00

Booking fees may apply

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