The Greatest Show

Amanda Buckley (Aus) and Wiremu (Woody) Tuhiwai (NZ)

Inspired by the film The Greatest Showman, this musical will pull back the curtains of the Big Top and introduce you to the people who live in that world.

Combining 30 years of performance and teaching experience, Wiremu and Amanda met at NZIF 2017. Their nerdy love of musicals and their mutual desire to make The Greatest Showman a better film has led them to this point. Join them!

Amanda Buckley

Amanda Buckley

Amanda Buckley has been performing for nearly 20 years for theatre, corporate and festival audiences both in Australia and overseas; including the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Adelaide and Melbourne Fringe Festivals and the UCB Del Close Marathon (NY).

She has trained and performed with Impro Australia, Impro Melbourne, The Big Hoo Haa Melbourne, Impromptunes and Spark! As a corporate and public facilitator she has worked with Impromptunes, Impro Australia, Impro Melbourne, Spark! and Jamie Burgess.

Notable show credits include: Yourovision: The Improvised Song Contest, Impromptunes The Completely Improvised Musical, Spontaneous Broadway, Random Musical, Short & Sweet & Cabaret, Bingo Board of Doom, Butch Masters: Man of Destiny, Scrabble Unscripted, iMPro3 Shuffle, Blank The Musical and Beaconsfield The Musical.

Wiremu (Woody) Tuhiwai

Wiremu (Woody) Tuhiwai

Wiremu has learned and lived a lot of improvisation over his past decade here in the capital. Having been led by local and international improvisors and regularly performs with the Wellington Improvisation Troupe and Best on Tap. He has also performed with other local musical and theatre companies as he loves the stage too much to not try new things but his best mate is improv and hopes to continue to grow and develop his long friendship with the Wellington and international improvisation world.