Spicks and Specktacular Finale

Alan Brough, Myf Warhurst and Adam Hills prepare to tourBack in 2007 Adam, Alan and Myf promised Australia that they would tour the greatest ever stage show loosely based on a music trivia show. The Spicks and Speck-tacular was born, and played to more than 200,000 fans….

2011 is the year that will see the end of a television institution – a music quiz show that attracts an average weekly audience of 1.35 million viewers* and has been among ABC1’s top 10 programs, based on series averages, each year from 2006-2010.  Hosted by Adam Hills and starring Myf Warhurst and Alan Brough, Spicks and Specks bought the whole family back around the TV – to play and laugh along with a show that never looked down on its audience.

After seven years, 277 episodes and more than 150 guests, the cast decided they wanted the show to go out on a high and recorded a special finale episode that will go to air on 23 November 2011, bringing one of Australia’s iconic television institutions to an end. Now in homage to Whispering Jack himself, they are heading out on the road to say good bye for the first time (and actually the last time).  Spicks and Specktacular – The Finale is a brand new production, loosely based on a certain music trivia show, putting Adam, Alan and Myf back on stage together with surprises, laughs, memories, live music and appalling choreography.

Kicking off in Sydney’s own Rock Temple, the Hordern Pavillion, the ‘tacular’ (as we hope it will be colloquially known) will give fans a chance to say goodbye and for the cast to get to feel a little bit more like Bon Jovi (or at least Whitesnake).  The first ‘tacular’ was a ridiculously entertaining smash hit. The Finale is heading off to top the first tour with an homage to stadium rock that will almost certainly involve pyrotechnics and a trip to Europe (the band not the continent).  The Specktors – Kit Warhurst, Gus Agars, Steve Hesketh – are once again on board to provide the toons as the travelling show makes its way from Sydney to Newcastle, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Wollongong, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, finishing up in the place where it all began, Melbourne.

“The last Spicks and Speck-tacular was a hoot,” said Adam Hills. “And this time we’ve pulled out all the stops to say farewell to our fans with a bang. It’s a great chance to say goodbye in person while pretending we’re rock stars. Of course, we’ll actually have real rock stars with us (The Specktors), so Alan, Myf and I will be desperately trying to keep up.”

Myf Warhurst looks forward to others being in the hot seat: “What I love about the live show is that it gives the audience the opportunity to answer the questions. It takes the pressure off me having to lose to Alan, AGAIN. I think that’s brilliant.”

Alan Brough said: “Very few people get to be part of something as wonderful as Spicks and Specks and even fewer people get to celebrate its conclusion with a live show that’ll make U2’s recent tour look like West Perth Primary School’s 1982 Eisteddfod entry.”

You don’t need to be told that this will sell out in a heartbeat. Tickets are on sale across the country on Monday 8 August at ticketek.com.au
* 2010 series, ABC1 & ABC2 combined, OzTam data

SYDNEY
Venue: Hordern Pavilion, Driver Ave, Moore Park
Date: Tue 15 – Fri 18 November
Time: Tue-Thu 7.30pm, Fri 7pm
Tickets: Specky Reserve $99, Full $85,
Conc $65, Preview (Tue 15) $65
Booking: ticketek.com.au or 132 849
NEWCASTLE
Venue: Newcastle Entertainment Centre,
Brown Road, Broadmeadow
Date: Thu 24 & Fri 25 November
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: Specky Reserve $99, Full $85, Conc $65
Booking: ticketek.com.au or 132 849
BRISBANE
Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre,
Cnr Merivale & Glenelg St, South Bank
Date: Mon 28 – Wed 30 November
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: Specky Reserve $99, Full $85, Conc $65
Booking: ticketek.com.au or 132 849
GOLD COAST
Venue: Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre,
Cnr Gold Coast Hwy & TE Peters Drive, Broadbeach
Date: Sat 3 December
Time: 8pm
Tickets: Specky Reserve $99, Full $85, Conc $65
Booking: ticketek.com.au or 132 849
WOLLONGONG
Venue: WIN Entertainment Centre,
Corner of Crown & Harbour Streets, Wollongong
Date: Thu 8 December
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: Specky Reserve $99, Full $85, Conc $65
Booking: ticketek.com.au or 132 849
CANBERRA
Venue: National Convention Centre Canberra,
31 Constitution Avenue
Date: Sat 10 & Sun 11 December
Time: Sat 7pm, Sun 6pm
Tickets: Specky Reserve $99, Full $85, Conc $65
Booking: ticketek.com.au or 132 849
ADELAIDE
Venue: Adelaide Entertainment Centre,
Cnr Port Rd & Adam St, Hindmarsh
Date: Fri 16 & Sat 17 December
Time: Fri 7.30pm, Sat 7pm
Tickets: Specky Reserve $99, Full $85, Conc $65
Booking: ticketek.com.au or 132 849
PERTH
Venue: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre,
21 Mounts Bay Rd
Date: Wed 4 – Sat 7 January
Time: Wed & Thu 7.30pm, Fri & Sat 7pm
Tickets: Specky Reserve $99, Full $85, Conc $65
Booking: ticketek.com.au or 132 849
MELBOURNE
Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre,
1 Convention Centre Place
Date: Thu 12 & Fri 13 January
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: Specky Reserve $99, Full $85, Co

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