Super Hugh-Man

Cabaret and Variety (musical theatre, storytelling)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


A Maori boy's musical about his Hollywood hero. An award-winning solo cabaret following the personal journey of a young Maori boy wanting to fit into a world he has no blueprint for. After discovering his hero Hugh Jackman's secret identity, he comes to realise that it's okay to be a different kind of man – that he can be strong and sensitive, he can haka and high kick, he can be fierce and fabulous. A shamelessly charming and heartfelt story, intricately weaving together comedy, storytelling, dance, song and Maori cultural/performing arts into a stunning cabaret experience.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: There is an alternative entrance used for the lift access which FOH will assist and guide with.If not taking the accessible route there are 6 steps up into the performance space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 6 - 10
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Angus Simpson 66 days ago

It’s fitting that Kiwi crooner Rutene Spooner idolises The Greatest Showman Hugh Jackman – ‘cos he’s quite the showman himself. In this show Rutene takes us along the path he trod to become that showman – from the shy youngster who hid behind the kappa haka in High School, to the misfit in Drama School, to the completely rounded entertainer he is today. Influenced by his boyhood hero Wolverine, impressed by Jackman’s performance as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, and inspired by the Greatest Showman, Rutene has taken all the best elements to fill a fast paced hour of singing, dancing, comedy and pathos. The show is slick, the performance is polished, the sublime voice is in top form and the audience is with him all the way. Deep down, it’s the kind of journey we have all made, but few could convey it in such a masterful and entertaining way. You have to love this guy.

Lonsdale Carol 67 days ago

This is absolutely fabulous. What talent and what an entertaining show. Go see it.

Claire Fudge 69 days ago

Without a doubt, my favourite show of the fringe this year! A really charming and moving show, featuring gorgeous music and stunning vocals. Loads of laughs as well as lots of references and spoofs that will delight musical theatre fans like me! If you've ever enjoyed a musical, any of Hugh Jackman's work or just felt like you didn't quite fit in - you will love this show!

James Martin 71 days ago

What a fantastic performer! Really enjoyable show with fantastic acting, singing, playing etc. I dare you to see this and not completely love it.

Christopher Seal 73 days ago

Excellent. Lovely story told by a great performer.

Steve thomason 79 days ago

Highly recommended. Good story telling and great voice. Very likeable. If you like musical theatre, marvel or rugby go see.

Mike Scott 80 days ago

Great theme, great personalisation, loved the act, full of energy, great voice, would recommend.

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The List (4/5 stars) 63 days ago

Maori musical theatre magic...

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 66 days ago

A Maori haka champion fashioning a Wolverine tribute show fusing Andrew Lloyd Webber and West Side Story: a voice like a dream, plies and sashays better than Cage aux Folles and he can still shake the stage with his stamp. What’s not to like?...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 80 days ago

Rutene Spooner’s drama teacher once told him that charisma isn’t enough – you’ve got to work really, really hard. And so he does. This autobiographical, one-man cabaret leads a charmed audience through Spooner’s tough transformation from a young Māori boy obsessed with Hugh Jackman’s macho, mighty Wolverine to an all-singing,...

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