They've done old, blue and borrowed. Time for something new. ​

Grand Horizons

by Bess Wohl

8 FEB - 5 MAR 2022 — Theatre



Auckland Theatre Company


2 hours, including interval


Contains strong language

Beloved acting icons Annie Whittle and Roy Billing return to the stage as Nancy and Bill in the New Zealand premiere of Bess Wohl’s Tony-nominated uproarious comedy, Grand Horizons.

Nancy and Bill are 50 years into the picture-perfect marriage. Now, as they settle into the beige walls of their new ‘lifestyle village’, Nancy announces she wants out. And if her husband Bill is shocked, he doesn’t show it.

For their two grown-up sons, it’s a devastating betrayal. Their long-held beliefs about love, family and security are shaken, sending them back to foot-stomping, tantrum-throwing toddler hood.

Crisply observed and gloriously funny, directed by Jennifer Ward-Lealand, this Broadway hit will kick off our 2022 programme in sparkling style.

Grand Horizons is a heart-warming and cathartic unravelling of a family unit, which is trying to pursue happiness and fulfilment, when each member is at a different stage of life.

“To start our new year we present a laugh-out-loud good time at the theatre: an affectionate, intergenerational comedy led by two acting legends in Roy Billing and Annie Whittle.” – Jonathan Bielski

Proudly presented with the support of 


Bess Wohl


Dates &

Tue 8 Feb 7:00 PM Preview

Wed 9 Feb 7:00 PM Preview

Thu 10 Feb 7:00 PM Opening Night

Fri 11 Feb 8:00 PM

Sat 12 Feb 8:00 PM

Sun 13 Feb 4:00 PM Sunday Forum

Tue 15 Feb 7:00 PM Youth Night

Wed 16 Feb 7:00 PM

Thu 17 Feb 7:00 PM

Fri 18 Feb 8:00 PM

Sat 19 Feb 8:00 PM

Sun 20 Feb 4:00 PM

Tue 22 Feb 7:00 PM

Wed 23 Feb 7:00 PM

Thu 24 Feb 7:00 PM

Fri 25 Feb 8:00 PM

Sat 26 Feb 2:00 PM Audio-described & touch tour

Sat 26 Feb 8:00 PM

Sun 27 Feb 4:00 PM

Tue 1 Mar 7:00 PM

Wed 2 Mar 1:00 PM

Wed 2 Mar 7:00 PM

Thu 3 Mar 7:00 PM

Fri 4 Mar 8:00 PM

Sat 5 Mar 2:00 PM NZSL-interpreted

Sat 5 Mar 8:00 PM

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Sunday 13 Feb 3:00pm
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Tuesday 15 Feb 7:00pm
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Sat 26 Feb 2:00pm
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Sun 5 March 2:00pm
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