A Basement Christmas Carol

4 - 21 December 2013

Ebenezer Scrooge is in the business of Christmas, and what a business it is…

After skulking back to his Coromandel bach on Christmas Eve to count the profits from the sale of his barely edible Scrooge Co. Christmas hampers, Scrooge discovers that this year he has some uninvited guests for the festive season. The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, Future and Patrick Swayze are here to scare up some good old fashioned Christmas spirit and you’re invited to the party!

Join Gareth Williams as Scrooge and a revolving cast of stars of the stage and screen as they gather together to unwrap the secrets of this timeless Christmas tale told with The Basement’s typical disregard for copyright.

Has the Mad Butcher sizzled his last sausage? Can Kate Sheppard atone for the secrets of her herstory? Will John Campbell get to the bottom of this very current affair? And just how many diseases can Tiny Tim take?

From the writers of last year’s smash hit MegaChristmas comes another irreverent, sing-a-long spectacular to tickle your funny bone and remind us all of the true meaning of the festive season: getting plastered and laughing at pop culture references.

Starring Gareth Williams as Scrooge.

And featuring David Farrier, Rose Matafeo, Kimberley Crossman, Michael Hurst, Jacinda Ardern, Bree Peters and many many more.

Written by Nic Sampson and Barnaby Fredric

Music by Joseph Moore

Directed by Sophie Roberts

Designed by Simon Coleman

POPDining - Kiwi Christmas Feast, 13th Dec

Join us for a POPDining Christmas dinner on the 13th of December for their take on a kiwi Christmas feast, an edible expression of A Basement Christmas Carol.

Menu (8 courses):

Mad Sausage Sizzle

Pork and fennel chipolata with sweet and sour peppers


Corn and tuatua fritters – with lemon aioli

Grinch in a Blanket

Asparagus rolls with hollandaise sauce

Watties Spaghetti

Courgette noodles in smoked tomato sauce, served with parmesan and basil

Baby Back

Slow cooked lamb ribs, mint sauce

Christmas Concentrate

Wheatgrass shot


The eighties on a plate, a plate covered in cheese

Hands down The Best Trifle Ever (sorry Nana)

Gorse flower meringue, boysenberry jelly, kawakawa custard, manuka honey cream, sponge cake and a cherry on top

(Because of the experimental nature of this event we may not be able to cater to all dietary requirements.)

Special Thanks to...

Hancocks, iTicket, Omnigraphics, Concrete Creative, Huffer, POPdining