H.R. The Musical

by Artsense Productions

Straight from its NZ Int'l Comedy Fest season comes a performance revue like you'll never get in an office tower. This cheeky number takes on the ridiculous and objectionable in the modern workplace in the form of the blues, rap, latin plainchant and more to see what meets expectations and what needs improvement.

The songs, written and composed in a wicked range of genres by Amy Mansfield, play with such hot topics as coworker communications ('Mansplain it to me') and Uniformity and Exclusion ('CEO Song: Okay so I'm white') across the worlds of corporates, public sector and the precarious gig economy.

Drawing on influences as diverse as comedy TV series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times, Tricia Hersey's Rest is Resistance and David Graeber's Bullshit Jobs, H.R. The Musical will have you laughing with despair, and wondering - along with the rest of the world - when the revolution is coming, then putting it on your to-do list.

The cast includes Mika Austin, the critically acclaimed darling of Artsense Productions' I Didn't Invite You Here to Lecture Me and you are [not] alone here, along with the madly talented Zoe Triggs and Lizzie Buckton, who'll sing, dance and play various blowable and plucky instruments throughout.

Gather your co-workers and your boss and get to this work!


Audiences from the sold-out premiere season in Auckland said:

“I was laughing so hard I nearly fell out of my seat”

“Loved every moment of it”

“Bloody brilliant”

“Every word cleverly crafted, every song belly-laughingly witty”

“Everyday HR and corporate terms rightly denuded into their ridiculous reality.”

“The full house – regardless of age or background – laughed their cotton socks off” (Theatreview)

Event Details

Thu 16–Sat 18 May, 7:00pm


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