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Ian Smith in 'Half Life'

Ticket Information

  • Fri / Sat Full Price: $33.25 each ($30.00 + $3.25 fees)
  • Mid Week Saver: $27.10 each ($24.00 + $3.10 fees)
  • Fri & Sat Table of Six Saver: $182.75 each ($170.00 + $12.75 fees)
  • Mid Week Table of Six Saver: $146.88 each ($135.00 + $11.88 fees)
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale


  • Sat 2 May 2020, 7:00pm–8:00pm
  • Tue 5 May 2020, 7:00pm–8:00pm
  • Wed 6 May 2020, 7:00pm–8:00pm
  • Thu 7 May 2020, 7:00pm–8:00pm
  • Fri 8 May 2020, 7:00pm–8:00pm
  • Sat 9 May 2020, 7:00pm–8:00pm



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Scott Blanks

A Classic favourite and a star of the Best Foods Comedy Gala in 2019, we couldn't resist having Ian back with his brand new and funniest show yet, 'Half Life' - part one of a one part show about halves, love, Scrabble and Chernobyl!

Just 6 nights only at The Classic - Sat 2 to Sat 9 May.

The Critic rave about 'Half Life' ...

"An effortlessly brilliant stand-up show" The Scotsman UK

"Ian Smith manages to combine an incredibly well structured gig with Basil Fawlty levels of anger" - Three Weeks, Edinburgh

"Catch him before his inevitable jump to the big time" - The Telegraph UK

“A complete show: the quintessential Fringe experience of disappearing into some alternate world for an hour, and emerging Alice-esque after what seems moments” Edinburgh 49

“The tale of love at the heart of the show is a joy to hear, and very funny” British Comedy Guide

“Self-deprecating, whimsical & undeniably funny” Fringebiscuit (UK)


Dates: Sat 02 & Tue 05 to Sat 9 May | 7pm (60min show)
Venue: The Classic Main Venue, Ground Fl, 321 Queen St
Tickets: Adult Tue - Thu $26.50 | Adult Fri & Sat $32.50 | Credit Card fees apply
Bookings: Pre-sales available on Eventfinda or 0800 BUY TIX (0800 289 849)

This venue is on the ground floor and has wheelchair access.

The Classic bar & box office are open from 6pm.
For all shows we recommend arriving 15 mins before the show starts.
All seating is allocated by the Duty Manager on the night based on first in, first to the front.
Bookings under the same name will be seated together.
Seating is cabaret style with the best tables at the front.
Latecomers are not guaranteed entry.

The Classic is a licensed bar requiring all minors (under 18) to be accompanied by THEIR parent at all times.
Anyone looking under 25 will be asked for ID in the form of: NZ Driver's License, Passport or HANZ 18+
This show has an age restriction of at least 14 years old with accompanying parent.
Entry will not be granted to unaccompanied minors, those without ID or intoxicated persons.

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