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.

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

Audio Described Performance & Touch Tour
Sun 13 March
Touch Tour:
6.00pm Performance: 8.00pm
Bruce Mason Centre
Access Tickets $20* - plus one companion seat free of charge, if required.
*Subject to availability – limited number of access tickets available
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Access Booking & Contact
For Access programme queries, contact our Access Programme Coordinator:
Phone & Text: 021 0880 4761
SUPPORTED BY NZ Relay Service:

Access Tickets $20* - plus one companion seat free of charge, if required.


  • Sun
    Bruce Mason Centre



The Promenade
Takapuna Beach

+64 9 488 2940


Presented by

New Zealand Opera and Auckland Arts Festival

Supported by

“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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