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Review: Last Tango & Last Panto at The Waipukurau Little Theatre

The Waipukurau Little Theater's double bill production of Last Tango and Last Panto offers a refreshing and entertaining experience that effortlessly combines humor, relatable characterizations, and a touch of desperation.

From the very beginning, it's clear that the cast members are fully committed to their roles, delivering performances that capture the essence of each character's unique quirks and motivations. Their dedication to their craft shines through, and the chemistry among the cast members is palpable, adding an extra layer of authenticity to the production.

The humor in Last Tango and Last Panto is cleverly woven into the fabric of the play. It doesn't rely solely on slapstick or obvious jokes but rather employs a combination of witty dialogue, clever innuendos, and situational comedy. The result is a series of laugh-out-loud moments that had the audience in stitches. Whether it was the bumbling attempts to fill seats or the hilarious mishaps during rehearsals, the comedic timing and delivery were impeccable.

What sets this production apart is its ability to capture the inherent charm and desperation that often permeate committee meetings and club gatherings. As the characters scramble to save their theater and attract an audience, their determination and vulnerability shine through, making them incredibly relatable. The audience can't help but root for their success, and the emotional investment in the outcome adds depth to the comedy.

If you're in search of something new and exciting for a night out, Last Tango and Last Panto at the Waipukurau Little Theater is an excellent choice. It offers a delightful escape into a world where theater enthusiasts, with all their quirks and idiosyncrasies, strive to save their beloved stage. It's a heartwarming and hilarious production that will leave you thoroughly entertained and uplifted.

Take a break from the ordinary and immerse yourself in the comedy and charm of Last Tango and Last Panto. Support local theater and experience the talent and dedication of the Waipukurau Little Theater. You won't be disappointed, and you'll likely find yourself laughing, cheering, and applauding alongside fellow theater enthusiasts. Don't miss this opportunity to have a truly memorable night out at the Waipukurau Little Theater.

Tickets are available from Betta Electrical Waipukurau and at Eventfinda
Adults $30 | Students & Seniors $25

  • Thu 1 Jun 2023, 7:30pm–9:30pm Opening Night

    • Fri 2 Jun 2023, 7:30pm–9:30pm

    • Sat 3 Jun 2023, 7:30pm–9:30pm

    • Sun 4 Jun 2023, 2:30pm–4:30pm Matinee

    • Tue 6 Jun 2023, 7:30pm–9:30pm

    • Wed 7 Jun 2023, 7:30pm–9:30pm

    • Thu 8 Jun 2023, 7:30pm–9:30pm

    • Fri 9 Jun 2023, 7:30pm–9:30pm

    • Sat 10 Jun 2023, 7:30pm–9:30pm