Parliament talent show promises dancing, singing MPs

It's for one night only.
It's for one night only. Photo credit: Newshub / Getty.

For one night only, a talent show of "parliamentary proportions" will be hosted at the New Zealand Parliament featuring many of your favourite MPs. 

Speaker of the House Trevor Mallard announced on Thursday the "Harmony in the House" talent show will be hosted in Parliament's Banquet Hall on December 17.

It will see MPs and staffers from across party lines come together "to stage a fundraising show like no other".

The free show is headlined by the "The Crossbenchers" - a group of MPs, including Jamie Strange, Louisa Wall, Shane Reti, Poto Williams, Melissa Lee, Jo Hayes and Stuart Smith - and will be hosted by Maggie Barry and Jenny Marcroft. It is also set to include dancing MPs and a choir.

"Harmony in the House promises to be the perfect way to round out the political year, with MPs and staffers reaching across the proverbial aisle to put on the most eclectic talent show this side of the Cook Strait," the Eventfinda advertisement for the show says.

"This year’s show aims to raise funds for Just Play Tonga, a school sports programme that intertwines physical activity with important social messages."

An "exclusive Harmony in the House" two-course menu will be offered for $55 per person, which will include "only the best locally grown seasonal, sustainable and ethically sourced dishes".

"Harmony in the House promises to be a fun and festive event, and is helping to raise money for a worthy cause. I’m pleased that MPs from across the House are coming together to put on a great show for their fellow members, staff and the public, and I look forward to seeing the performances," Mallard said.

While the tickets don't cost a thing (a koha will be accepted) seats are limited. But don't worry if you miss out, Parliament's Instagram is promising to feature updates throughout the night. 

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