THE BALLAD OF BACKBONE JOE

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  • Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Music

The Ballad of Backbone Joe (Australia)

High-energy-live-music-Australiana-comedy-visual-theatre-narrative!

A hilariously daft and gruesome tale of a murder, set in a small country town, cooked up the way only The Suitcase Royale lads can.

This internationally acclaimed trio returns to New Zealand riding a murder ballad of junkyard theatre, visual trickery, dark humour and rag’n’bone live music.

“EVERY once in a while a show has the power to beguile its audience with the sheer breadth of its originality. They are superb.” THE SCOTSMAN

“Jules Verne meets The League of Gentlemen in this comic book of macabre characters come to life.” BROADWAYBABY.COM

✮✮✮ METRO UK
✮✮✮ THE AGE
✮✮✮ THE GUARDIAN
✮✮✮ PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER
✮✮✮ MONTREAL GAZETTE
✮✮ THE SCOTSMAN

WINNER - The Golden Gibbo, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
WINNER - Guardian's Critics' Pick, London
WINNER - Time Out Critics' Choice, London
WINNER - Best Theatre Show, New Zealand Festival

FREE PIC'S GRANARY GIG - 6pm
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Festival Mainstage

Wed 18 Oct, 7.30pm
55 mins, no interval
FULL $41
UNDER 19 $25
SENIOR $37
GROUP OF 6+ $37pp
(Group bookings only available at Theatre Royal Nelson)
Plus TicketDirect Service Fee

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