“A world-class, quintessentially Kiwi show full of heart and humour…guaranteed a great night out. Do NOT miss it”” – Theatreview.
Woolsheds – not just for sheep. Following their smash-hit sell-out tour of the South Island earlier this year, the team who brought you ‘The Bitches’ Box’ & Mel Parsons are excited to announce a brand new double bill show down on the farm in 2016 – ‘Sons of a Bitch’ & Mel Parsons promises an unmissable evening of music, theatre and comedy, complete with BBQ and bar – coming soon to a woolshed near you!
Travelling by trusty horse truck (and carting a bar, seating, stage curtain, props, full production equipment and crew along for the ride) the talented trio will capture audiences once reserved for the likes of the Topp Twins, Fred Dagg, and Murray Ball, transforming working wool sheds throughout heartland New Zealand into real-life show spaces for an unforgettable night in the country.
Each show will be preceded by a fundraiser BBQ run by the local school or community group – come hungry and support your local kids! A cash bar serving beer and Allan Scott wines will also be open throughout the evening. The show is in two halves, kicking off with a solo set by Mel Parsons, followed by a hilarious romp with ‘Sons of a Bitch’.
After a huge year in 2015, award-winning folk/country artist Mel Parsons brings us a new solo show following on from her critically acclaimed new album ‘Drylands’. Winner of the 2016 NZ Country Song of the Year, Parsons was also a 2015 finalist for the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll Award, and is a cast member of ‘Fly My Pretties’. With a razor sharp wit and deft hand on the guitar, one of NZ’s favourite globe trotting singer-songwriters presents a swag of new songs (plus old favourites) to fall in love with.
‘SONS OF A BITCH’
From the makers of The Bitches’ Box comes a hilarious new show featuring a swag of delightful (and disgusting) dogs. Country bumpkin Amelia Dunbar & city slicker Emma Newborn once again take to the stage, in an attempt to bridge the urban/rural divide the only way they know how…by playing dogs. Join them as they present their signature, fast paced, multi-character, new show ’Sons of a Bitch’. The side-splitting sequel to the 5-star gem ‘The Bitches’ Box’ – a hit with audiences from Edendale to Edinburgh, from wool sheds to glittering festivals worldwide.
– Due to shed sizes, we strongly encourage booking in advance online – very limited door sales will be available.
6pm – Doors open, cash bar & fundraising BBQ dinner start
7pm – Show start – Mel Parsons
8pm – Intermission
8:30pm – Show resumes – ‘Sons of a Bitch’
TOUR DATES – NORTH ISLAND 2016
Weds 19th Oct – PIRINOA – Book Tickets
**SOLD OUT** Thurs 20th Oct – MASTERTON – Book Tickets
Fri 21st Oct – DANNEVIRKE – Book Tickets
Sat 22nd Oct – TAIHAPE – Book Tickets
**SOLD OUT** Sun 23rd Oct – MARTON – Book Tickets
**SOLD OUT** Weds 26th Oct – HAWERA – Book Tickets
Thurs 27th Oct – TAUMARUNUI – Book Tickets
Fri 28th Oct – MAHOENUI – Book Tickets
Sat 29th Oct – CAMBRIDGE – Book Tickets
Sun 30th Oct – TE PUKE – Book Tickets
Weds 2nd Nov – ROTORUA – Book Tickets
Thurs 3rd Nov – GISBORNE – Book Tickets
Fri 4th Nov – WAIROA – Book Tickets
Sat 5th Nov – PATOKA – Book Tickets
**SOLD OUT** Sun 6th Nov – HASTINGS – Book Tickets
**2nd show added** Mon 7th Nov – HASTINGS – Book Tickets
**SOLD OUT** Weds 9th Nov – WANSTEAD – Book Tickets
Thurs 10th Nov – HUNTERVILLE – Book Tickets
Fri 11th Nov – ALFREDTON – Book Tickets
**SOLD OUT** Sat 12th Nov – MARTINBOROUGH – Book Tickets
Sun 13th Nov – HUTT VALLEY – Book Tickets
– Please dress warmly for the evening, wool sheds can be drafty – feel free to bring a rug.
– Please bring cash – we are unable to accept cheques, and due to limited phone coverage we are unable to provide reliable eftpos facilities.
– Suitable footwear = gumboots are welcome.
– Recycling: along with general recycling, we use reusable glasses for each event, and would be very grateful for your assistance in returning these to the appropriate bins after the show.
– Leave pooches and all pets at home.
– Please drink responsibly and designate a sober driver in your group.
‘Sons of a Bitch’ & Mel Parsons are thrilled to be partnering with Farmstrong to bring a night of great entertainment to rural communities. Farmstrong is an initiative designed to give farmers the skills and resources to live well, farm well and get the most out of life. Visit farmstrong.co.nz for more information.
The promoters gratefully acknowledge the support of our tour partners:
Farmstrong, ANZCO, Allan Scott Family Winemakers, and Eventfinda NZ