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Shortland Street - The Musical

New Zealand’s favourite TV drama had its musical theatre debut in November 2018 with an all-singing, all-dancing cast featuring Lisa Chappell, Mark Hadlow and Chris Parker.

Directed by long-time Shortland Street producer and stage director Simon Bennett, the ASB season of Shortland Street – The Musical is an affectionate parody of the TV soap genre. It premiered at the ASB Waterfront Theatre as part of Auckland Theatre Company’s 2018/19 season. 

Langford, who conceived and composed the musical, collaborated with Simon Bennett (Outrageous Fortune, The Almighty Johnsons, Assassins, Into the Woods) over a number of years to create this show. An initial version first saw the light of day at a small development showing as part of Auckland Arts Festival 2017, before being picked up by Auckland Theatre Company.  

Shortland Street – The Musical  transformed to the stage with the blessing of both the TV show’s creators and broadcaster, South Pacific Pictures and TVNZ. 



Shortland Street – The Musical had its world premiere in November 2018

Examples of coverage achieved to date:
TVNZ One News
TVNZ Breakfast - Thursday 27 September
TV3 The Project - Friday 26 October
Unleashed with Anika Moa
NZ Herald Weekend
Herald on Sunday Spy - General
Herald on Sunday Spy - announcement of Hone Ropata
Next Magazine - Snapchat with Chris Parker
North and South - piece by former Shortland Street star, Elisabeth Easther
NZ Women’s Weekly
Good Magazine
NZ Herald Entertainment
Coast Breakfast
The Hits
Mix 98.5
More FM
Radio NZ Afternoons
Radio NZ Saturday Morning
Concrete Playground
and many more.

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