Everest Untold – Audio Described Performance

Auckland Central

Wednesday, 1 June 2016, 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

This performance on Wednesday 1 June gives blind and low vision patrons the opportunity to attend Everest Untold with trained audio describer Kevin Keys broadcasting live commentary during the show which patrons will hear through an earpiece.

A free Touch Tour will also be held at 5:35pm before the show where patrons can walk through the set, touch set pieces, feel costumes, handle key props and meet a few of the cast members.

There are seats reserved for Audio Described patrons. Tickets for these seats are $15 and companion tickets are NZ$15. Guide dogs are welcome.

When: Wednesday 1 June, from 6:30pm, with a touch tour at 5:35pm. Collect headsets from the Herald foyer 5:15pm.
Where: Live at the Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre.
Cost: tickets $15.00, Companion tickets: $15.

How to Book

To book your tickets for this performance please call the Ticketmaster Group Booking line on 09 970 9745, or email groups@ticketmaster.co.nz. A $5 service fee applies if booking over the phone.

When booking please ensure that you tell staff how many headsets you will need, if you plan on attending the free Touch Tour before the show, and if you are bringing a guide dog.

Tickets and headsets to be collected from the Herald foyer prior to the show.

About Everest Untold

We all know the story of the climbing of Everest from the perspective of Ed Hillary – “We knocked the bastard off”. But like all great adventures there is more than one story to be told. Everest Untold shares the personal revelations of the two men who played critical roles in the ultimate success of the man our five dollar note; George Lowe from Hawkes Bay, who suggested to Hillary that they give the Himalayas “a go”; and Britain’s Sir John Hunt, a decorated army officer who led the expedition.

Part climbing experience in the “death zone”, part exposure of human frailties and part revelation of what might have been, Everest Untold is an incredible story of friendship, rivalry, brotherhood, what it means to be a team, and what it means to be left behind.

Everest Untold will change your understanding of this great feat and you will meet two men who helped cut steps to the roof of the world. This is intimate and illuminating theatre for all New Zealanders.


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Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre
50 Mayoral Drive
Auckland Central