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The Pickle King

Wed 28 Jun - Fri 30 Jun

A comedy about love, death and preserves

Rip the lid off a jar of utterly delicious theatre, bursting with wit, wonder and the faint whiff of death.

Sasha, the blind receptionist of the crumbling Empire Hotel, knows she is cursed – everything she loves dies. But when true love finds her, she can’t help falling. One night, Death checks into the hotel.

Belly laughs combine with throat-catching pathos to create a sophisticated modern fable that is “an intelligent and hilarious celebration of human resilience” – The Scotsman

The Pickle King is Indian Ink’s most awarded play; winning an Edinburgh Fringe First, a record seven nominations at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards and the supreme accolade – Production of the Year.

For our twentieth anniversary we’ve made a significant change in this vintage Indian Ink script to centre the love story around a same sex couple. Whilst this contemporary update would have been a real statement 15 years ago – today it just reflects the diverse culture of New Zealand.

All wrapped up “in a package of good plain laughs, luminous performances and brilliant staging” (Dominion Post) this timeless tale highlights the injustices of immigration and globalisation, and having the courage to love, no matter your gender.

See what audience have to say here.

Show Times

  • Wednesday, 7:30pm
  • Thursday, 7:30pm
  • Friday, 7:30pm
  • Ticket Prices

    Adult A Reserve
    Adult B Reserve
    Adult C Reserve
    Concession B Reserve
    Concession C Reserve
    Group of 6 A Reserve
    Group of 6 B Reserve
    Group of 6 C Reserve

    Q & A

    There will be a 25-minute Q & A after the performance on Wednesday 28 June.

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    Indian Ink
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    Venue: The Theatre Royal

    78 Rutherford St

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