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H.R. The Musical

A performance revue like you'll never get in an office tower!

$37 - $45 (plus service fees)
60 minutes, no interval
7-11 May & 14 May 2024
Tue 7 May, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Wed 8 May, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Thu 9 May, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Fri 10 May, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Sat 11 May, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Tue 14 May, 8:30pm - 9:30pm

Due to exceptional demand, we've added an extra performance in Rangatira on Tuesday 14 May, 8.30 PM - Click on the Book Now button to book your tickets!


A performance revue like you'll never get in an office tower! This cheeky number takes on the ridiculous and objectionable in the modern workplace in the form of the blues, rap, latin plainchant and more to see what meets expectations and what needs improvement.

The songs, written and composed in a wicked range of genres by Amy Mansfield, play with such hot topics as coworker communications ('Mansplain it to me') and Uniformity and Exclusion ('CEO Song: Okay so I'm white') across the worlds of corporates, public sector and the precarious gig economy.

Drawing on influences as diverse as comedy TV series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times, Tricia Hersey's Rest is Resistance and David Graeber's Bullshit Jobs, H.R. The Musical will have you laughing with despair, and wondering - along with the rest of the world - when the revolution is coming, then putting it on your to-do list.

The cast includes Mika Austin, the critically acclaimed darling of Artsense Productions' I Didn't Invite You Here to Lecture Me and you are [not] alone here, along with the madly talented Zoe Triggs and Lizzie Buckton, who'll sing, dance and play various blowable and plucky instruments throughout.

Gather your co-workers and your boss and get to this work!

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Audiences from the sold-out premiere season in Auckland said:

“I was laughing so hard I nearly fell out of my seat”

“Loved every moment of it”

“Bloody brilliant”

“Every word cleverly crafted, every song belly-laughingly witty”

“Everyday HR and corporate terms rightly denuded into their ridiculous reality.”

“The full house – regardless of age or background – laughed their cotton socks off” (Theatreview)

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You obviously have good taste. Check out the full line up in the NZ International Comedy Festival with Best Foods Mayo 3-26 May 2024.

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Presented by:

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Creative Team:
Written and composed by Amy Mansfield
Performed by Mika Austin, Zoe Triggs, Lizzie Buckton and Amy Mansfield
Produced by Artsense Productions
Choreographed by Mika Austin and Zoe Triggs
Artwork design by Lizzie Buckton
Set and video design by Lizzie Buckton

Audience Warnings:
Contains haze, coarse language, adult themes, and references to sexual harassment.