Come and experience a touch tour and the audio described performance of this hilarious play filled with laughter, mischief, an epic 80s soundtrack and tons of Kiwi soul

Saturday 30 March
Touch Tour 12.30pm
Audio described performance 2.00pm
Tickets: $20 each for individual and companion

Aw kia ora you fulliz, my name’s Hemi Te Rehua, but everybody just calls me Jim. Welcome to Whakatāne!

It’s 1983 and it’s on like Donkey Kong! Young Hemi ‘Jimmy’ Te Rehua is the king of the Whakatāne Astrocade Amusement Parlour. But while there’s no limit to his domination of the Pac-Man and Galaga high score charts, this boy genius hasn’t yet worked out how to beat the game of life. With the help of the Astrocade’s grouchy owner and his plucky mum, Jimmy learns how to stand up to bullies and what it really means to be brave.

Charming and hilarious, this heartwarming throwback to the decade of Poi E, Michael Jackson, and Spacies arcades oozes sweet 80s nostalgia and the good old times of growing up in small-town Aotearoa. In the spirit of classic coming-of-age movies Stand by Me, The Karate Kid, and Boy, Astroman’s touching Kiwiana story of family, friendship, and courage will have you reaching for the stars. A fun-filled retro comedy for the young and young-at-heart.

Recommended for ages 13+
Contains Strong language



Phone 09 374 0310


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Phone 09 374 0310 if you would like assistance to book, transport advice or to request a companion



Writer Albert Belz
Director Tainui Tukiwaho

Performers include
Nicola Kawana, Miriama McDowell

Produced by

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