HBAF 2022 - The Most Naked

Fearlessly sinking its teeth into cultural mores around nudity, strip tease and the flashing of skin, The Most Naked is a compelling, wild, and unsettlingly sexy multidisciplinary work-come-cabaret that strips nakedness right down to the bone. Inspired by cabaret and burlesque art-forms, and incorporating mesmerising dance artistry, subversive theatre, spectacular live music and political eroticism.

Created and performed by force-of-nature movement alchemist and "most naked” performer Hannah Tasker-Poland, with the live musical wizardry of internationally renowned composer and musician Lucien Johnson.

Fresh from two sold-out seasons in Auckland and Wellington to spectacular reviews and box office waiting lists, The Most Naked will not be the show you were expecting but GODDAMN it’ll be the show you’re glad you got.

Developed in partnership with Auckland Live.

Producer, Writer, Director, Performer - Hannah Tasker-Poland
Composer, Musician - Lucien Johnson
Costume Design - Elizabeth Whiting
Set Design - Emmanuel Reynaud
Lighting Design - Brynne Tasker-Poland
SPFX Prosthetics-BodyFX
Dancers - Lucy Lynch, Holly Finch
Stage Manager, Sound - Sam Tippet

“Tasker-Poland delivers a gut-wrenching statement with command, passion, turmoil and relentless physicality. A tour-de-force” - Theatreview

"Goosebump raising" - Lindsey Brown, Keeping Up With New Zealand

"Tasker-Poland embeds edgy experimental theatre in a glitzy cabaret act. The combination is totally arresting" - Dr Mark James Hamilton, Theatreview

[Youth 14+ Welcome with parental supervision. Contains offensive language, sexual content, nudity, strobe lighting, and loud music]

Show Information

Ticket Types

Opera House tickets have NUMBERED SEATING
(A Reserve, or B Reserve Sections)
All other tickets are GENERAL ADMISSION

Concession: Gold Card Holders, Community Service Card Holders & Full Time Students with ID
Child: 12 Years & Under (selected shows only)


All Ages


Fri Oct 28th21:00 - 22:00


Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre



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