The history books are full of the champions who put New Zealand on the map and gave us an international reputation for creating ground breaking heroes.
But what about the people who don’t have their chapter in the history books? The ones whom we weren’t taught about at school?
The bumblers and the ne’er-do-wells who personify the archetypal “She’ll be right” spirit that made this country great. Finally we have their champion in Te Radar.
From the men who sparked the great Uranium Rush of the 1960’s, to New Zealand’s first aeronautical death, several years before the Wright brothers even left the earth, to the General who lost his pants and nearly doomed his army after getting lost circumnavigating Mt Taranaki, Te Radar celebrates those who tried, and more often than not failed.
With the aid of a visual presentation rich with photographs, maps, and other images, the show is a hilarious romp through the pages of our history.
Te Radar’s solo show has toured extensively around New Zealand covering both major centres and smaller towns. Recent seasons include Taupo, Auckland, KeriKeri and Greymouth.
Plain astonishing…. If you don’t choke with laughter you might learn something”.
There’s a trick to getting people laughing about cannibalism… Te Radar’s mastered it.
Taranaki Daily News
“We went out feeling proud to be New Zealanders”
Nelson Daily Mail
Te Radar’s Eating the Dog
29 Jun – 10 Jul
Times: Tue-Wed 6:30pm, Thur-Sat 8pm
Prices: $49-$25, see downstage.co.nz for detailed pricing
Matinee: Sat 3 Jul @ 4pm
Meet the Artists: Wed 30 Jun
Book online www.downstage.co.nz or by phone (04) 801 6946.