Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Posted on 11th Nov 2012 by ian under Weekend What's On | No Comments »

If you haven’t heard of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, DO NOT run away.  This is a fabulous five-star night’s entertainment – funny, clever and (dare I say) musical.  What started in 1985 as a one-off event has been playing to packed houses ever since.

Where do I begin?  But enough about The Theme from Love Story, you might also get Psycho Killer, Wuthering Heights, I’m Just a Teenage Dirtbag Baby or Smells Like Teen Spirit.  Unpredictably wonderful – if you want a taste, perhaps Google for the UOOGB’s version of The Good, the Bad & the Ugly.  As they say, it’s just “one plucking thing after another”. I know I will be going along!  And here’s the official website:

The 2013 tour dates for Australia and New Zealand include:

Australia:

Monday 18th February
Concert Hall, QPAC, South Bank, Brisbane
Performance time: 8.00pm

Tuesday 19th February
State Theatre, Market Street, Sydney
Performance time: 8.00pm

Wednesday 20th February
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
Performance time: 8.00pm

New Zealand:

Friday 22nd February and Saturday 23rd February
Auckland Town Hall, Auckland
Performance time: 8.00pm

Sunday 24th February
Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna Beach (Auckland)
Performance time: 8.00pm

Friday 1st March and Saturday 2nd March
Wellington Town Hall, Wellington
Performance time: 8.00pm

Sunday 3rd March
CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch
Performance time: 8.00pm