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Opening 31 Oct 2014 at Wanganui Opera House [Whanganui]
THE TOPP TWINS GRAND OLE TOPPREY TOUR
Reminiscent of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, where comedy and country music always went hand in hand, the Topps’ hilarious characters host The Grand Ole Topp’ry channeling stars from the US Country Music Hall of Fame, and joined by New Zealand’s top country music performers. [more]

Opening 31 Oct 2014 at Unitec Theatre, Entry 1, Carrington Rd, Mt Albert [Auckland]
MOTHER COURAGE and her Children
Mother Courage and her Children is among Brecht's most famous plays, and is considered by many to be the greatest anti-war play of all time. His work attempts to show the dreadfulness of war and the idea that virtues are not rewarded in corrupt times. [more]

Opening 31 Oct 2014 at Musgrove Studio, Maidment Theatre [Auckland]
A HALLOWEEN DOUBLE-BILL
TWO TWISTED TALES FOR HALLOWEEN What would you do if you were kept in the dark? [more]

Opening 1 Nov 2014 at Opera House [Wellington]
THE TOPP TWINS GRAND OLE TOPPREY TOUR
Reminiscent of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, where comedy and country music always went hand in hand, the Topps’ hilarious characters host The Grand Ole Topp’ry channeling stars from the US Country Music Hall of Fame, and joined by New Zealand’s top country music performers. [more]

Opening 1 Nov 2014 at BATS Theatre (Out Of Site), Cnr Cuba & Dixon [Wellington]
SPACE PATROL 5
Join Captain Stella Forstar and the intrepid crew of Space Patrol 5 on a voyage of exploration and discovery to the furthest reaches of the galaxy... and beyond! Christchurch's Court Jesters encounter alien civilisations and mysterious scientific phenomena, while dealing with the interpersonal tensions that naturally crop up between workmates who also live together. Space battles! Alien treachery! Poor decisions! Short skirts! Science! Engineering! [more]

Opening 1 Nov 2014 at BATS Theatre (Out Of Site), Cnr Cuba & Dixon [Wellington]
TAKING OFF THE BIRD SUIT 2014
Taking off the Bird Suit returns to Wellington, bringing some of New Zealand Improv Festival’s most talented improvisers to BATS Theatre. Exploring roles beyond the maiden, the mother, and the crone, these amazing women will present touching and hilarious spontaneous theatre. Hi-jinks and laughs a-plenty are guaranteed with this cast of smart, funny women. [more]

Opening 1 Nov 2014 at Centrepoint [Palmerston North]
THE PINK HAMMER
Looking for empowerment and sisterhood, Amanda, Helen, Louise and Siobhan, turn up to The Pink Hammer – a women’s only woodworking course. But when Maggie the instructor disappears they find themselves left with a disgruntled Kiwi bloke, Woody, unwilling to let them play with his tools. Undeterred, the fearsome foursome meets immovable object with neither side giving in, and it’s not long before the woodchips fly. [more]

Photo by Michael Smith
Opening 1 Nov 2014 at Q Theatre, Rangatira [Auckland]
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
The greatest story ever told. The most famous rock opera of all time. With lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar is loosely based on the Gospel's account of the last week in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, beginning with his arrival into Jerusalem and ending with the Crucifixion. [more]

Opening 1 Nov 2014 at BATS Theatre (Out Of Site), Cnr Cuba & Dixon [Wellington]
ZOMBIES?
Ten improvisors. Hordes of zombies. It's improv survivor and being voted off means messy, gory death. The gruesome finale to NZIF 2014! Bring a torch... [more]

Opening 2 Nov 2014 at Theatre Royal [Nelson]
THE UNDERARM
This is the story of two brothers ripped apart by the most infamous act in trans-Tasman sport. When the Aussies committed what Rob Muldoon later described as ‘An act of cowardice appropriate to a team that wears a yellow uniform’, The MCG ignited: Kiwis v Aussies, Aussies v Aussies, and Colin and Dons’ drunk parents violently versus each other. [more]
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