Rhys Darby brings his Mystic Time Bird to the Opera House Rhys Darby is bringing home a brand new show for 2017. Darby’s shows are always a mix of astute observations and stand-up cocooned in a fantastical story that takes his audience on a journey through the ridiculous to the downright silly. This show promises to be no different. In Mystic Time Bird Rhys turns to the world of ancient mysticism to find answers to the world’s problems. In doing so, he discovers that he was a bird in a past life, and this knowledge takes him on an unexpected path. Darby will address the big questions like “Are we truly free in this day and age or is alien technology guiding us into an even greater trap?” All this plus weird movement and sound effects. Rhys Darby became a household name after starring in the US TV show Flight of the Conchords. Now based in Los Angeles, he regularly performs stand-up around the world and has starred in many international TV shows such as The X Files, Netflix’s Voltron and TVNZ’s Short Poppies. He will be seen this year in the Jumanji sequel with Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, Netflix’s Lemony Snicket, Whose Line is it Anyway Australia and many other shows. He’s quite a busy boy so grab a ticket now as we don’t know when he’ll be back! The show plays Oamaru at 8pm on Thursday the 3rd of August at The Oamaru Opera House.