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Opening 20 Oct 2014 at Founders Heritage Park [Nelson]
Back of the Bus
Come Ride with us on a site specific dance tour. Join Java Dance Company as we defy gravity, stall time and get the heart racing. This sensory ride steals you away from the daily grind. Forget where you’ve been and escape the dust of everyday life. [more]

Opening 21 Oct 2014 at The Office at CBD Bar, 208 Madras St [Christchurch]
Growing up in today’s hyperpublic world is tough, even when the whole world doesn’t know your name. Suri Cruise and Shiloh JoliePitt speak out for the first time about life as only they know it. [more]

Opening 21 Oct 2014 at Memorial Hall [Alexandra]
Roger Hall, New Zealand’s most loved playwright returns to The Court Theatre this time with British musical heavyweight Peter Skellern (You’re a Lady, Love is the Sweetest Thing) to take you on a light hearted journey through the joys and horrors of grandparenthood, with all its painful pleasures. [more]

Opening 21 Oct 2014 at Q Theatre Loft, 305 Queen St [Auckland]
The British Council New Zealand in association with Iron Oxide (UK) and Made in Scotland are proud to announce the NZ tour of one of the most thought-provoking, relevant and outstanding pieces of theatre from the UK in recent memory – Adura Onashile in HeLa. [more]

Opening 21 Oct 2014 at Theatre Royal [Nelson]
The Paper Cinema’s ODYSSEY
Dunedin audiences will be astonished by the craftsmanship of this creative storytelling. Cinematic projection and cunning tricks transform a suitcase full of miniature cut-out paper puppets into an array of living characters and striking landscapes to tell Homer's Odyssey. [more]

Opening 21 Oct 2014 at BATS Theatre (Out Of Site), Cnr Cuba & Dixon [Wellington]
“To live would be an awfully big adventure, right?” Jude has never met his Dad. With high school finally over, and no desire to attend university, Jude and his creatively driven best-friend Brian take their run-down Toyota Previa up the North Island in search of an absent father figure. [more]

Opening 21 Oct 2014 at The Basement, Lower Greys Ave [Auckland]
KIWI CHANTEUSES TAKE CHARGE IN COZY CABARET Three women and a diverse mix of music are brought together in an intimate environment to compare notes of Lust, Love, Loss and ultimately Life. If I Only Had A Heart is a 90-minute eclectic mash-up of live music performed in an intimate cabaret setting. [more]

Opening 21 Oct 2014 at Horncastle Hub at Horncastle Arena, Addington [Christchurch]
Spiegelworld EMPIRE
EMPIRE smashes the boundaries of circus, cabaret, variety and burlesque, reinventing the genres for a 21st century audience. The show had its world premiere season in New York City during the summer of 2012, where it was the first tented show ever seen in Times Square. [more]

Opening 21 Oct 2014 at The Basement, Lower Greys Ave [Auckland]
Doris sees productivity. John sees otherwise. When he stumbles across a town bathed in happiness, John seeks to find the truth behind the mask. What he discovers is not what he expected... [more]

Opening 22 Oct 2014 at Queenstown Arts Centre [Queenstown]
“When a naked woman speaks you tend to pay attention.” – New York Theatre Review This October the award-winning New York production of Human Fruit Bowl will come to New Zealand, premiering at BATS in Wellington and going on to Waikanae, Arts Festival Dunedin, Queenstown and Nelson Arts Festival. [more]
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