Hot off the press! Coronation Street star Rula Lenska is coming to Aotearoa to reprise her role as Madge in the stage production and New Zealand premiere of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, arriving at The Civic in April 2024. 

Based on the Sunday Times bestseller that became a blockbuster movie, this joyous comedy play is about taking risks, finding love and embracing second chances, even in the most surprising of places.

Don’t miss your chance to check in to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Due to demand, the season has been extended and you can secure tickets now before they go on sale to the general public! 

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Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Based on the Sunday Times bestseller which inspired one of this century’s most treasured films, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel takes us on a journey to India with an eclectic group of British retirees as they embark on a new life. The luxury residence is far from the opulence they were promised, but as their lives begin to intertwine, they are charmed in unexpected and life-changing ways.

Colin Richmond’s striking set simultaneously present inside and outside spaces at the run-down colonial home turned hotel. Inside, passageways and staircases surround a central reception area. Outside, lush green plants and delicate fairy lights create an oasis of old-world Indian charm in a courtyard garden. The attention to detail is impressive and immersive, right down to the hum of traffic and echoing call to prayer audible in the distance.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a joyous comedy play about taking risks, finding love, and embracing second chances, even in the most surprising of places. Direct from the UK, this heartwarming play will have its New Zealand premiere season at The Civic in April 2024 for a strictly limited season.

Get ready for the journey of a lifetime!

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 15 August 2023