Tāmaki’s silliest of the silly season, the legendary Basement Christmas Show returns for its fourteenth year - it’s the
JINGLE BELLETHON TELETHON!
Ho ho ho, thank you very much for your kind koha! The klassic kiwi telethon is back and this time it’s a whole lot more unhinged. A deeply devoted but ultimately chaotic crew are scraping together an unforgettable telethon. But the countdown to Christmas is on and there’s a big donation target over their heads. Will they raise the money and spread the Christmas cheer? Or will the pressure of an unpredictable live audience, awkward celebrity interviews, rollicking sketches and offbeat musical numbers create a cursed telethon that should have stayed in 2009?!
Created by comedian, clown baby, theatre kid and writer Janaye Henry (Ngāti Kahu ki Whangaroa) and theatre plus DJ powerhouse Bea Gladding (Ngāti Porou, Ngāpuhi) with co-writer Frickin Dangerous Bro Jamaine Ross (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu), JINGLE BELLETHON TELETHON features a red-hot cast of crackups and a nightly celebrity guest.
“I’m already marking the annual Basement Christmas Show on the calendar for next year, because I can’t think of a better way to kick off the silly season than by sharing genuine belly laughs with a room full of strangers.” - The Spinoff on the 2022 Basement Theatre Christmas Show
Call and pledge now! Whoops gotta wait until the phone lines are open… Book your tickets now for a night of all-out mayhem and hilarity!
Please arrive 20 minutes before show start time. Latecomers admitted into the theatre at Basement's discretion. Intoxicated patrons will not be admitted. No refunds will be given.
COVID-19 measures at Basement Theatre:
- The Government mandates may be gone, but our frenemy COVID (and a bunch of other nasty flus) are still hanging around. Head HERE for the information on what to do if you're feeling unwell and have a ticket.