The Unruly Tourists

The Unruly Tourists

  • Opera
  • Theatre
  • World Premiere

In a tale from living memory, a flock of badly-behaved tourists spread a trail of rubbish and fuel a national obsession.

A genre-defying comedy opera that will spark conversation long after the curtain goes down, The Unruly Tourists is written by the award-winning duo of Livi Reihana and Amanda Kennedy (The Fan Brigade) and composed by Luke Di Somma.

Presented at the Bruce Mason Centre near Takapuna Beach, where it all started, The Unruly Tourists breaks all the stereotypes you think you know about opera, and will make you question the power the media holds.

Recommended parental guidance

Contains offensive language

Note: this opera is an artistic and critical work. Not all depictions or statements are based on true events.

Early Bird tickets are available until 11:59pm 6 January 2022, or until allocation is exhausted.

Premium Adult $79
Premium Early Bird $71
Premium Preview $59
Gold Adult $59
Gold Early Bird $53
Gold Preview $39
Silver Adult $49
Silver Early Bird $44
Silver Preview $29
Restricted View / Student $25
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The Promenade
Takapuna Beach

+64 9 488 2940


Supported by

Presented by

New Zealand Opera and Auckland Arts Festival

“Brilliantly bawdy, fabulously facetious and exceedingly entertaining... riotous and wildly audacious”

Appetite for the Arts on The Fan Brigade


Directed by
  • Thomas de Mallet Burgess
Design by
  • Tracy Grant Lord
Lighting Design by
  • Matthew Marshall
Featuring (in alphabetical order)
  • Tayla Alexander
  • Joel Amosa
  • Sid Chand
  • Byron Coll
  • Georgia Jamieson Emms
  • Andrew Grainger
  • Clare Hood
  • Milly Grant-Koria
  • William Kelly
  • Matthew Kereama
  • Chris McRae
  • Bryony Skillington
  • Robert Tucker
  • Jennifer Ward-Lealand
  • Te Ohorere Williams


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