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Double Goer

Nelson, Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch

24/10/2023 - 27/04/2024

" Unravelling the power of the feminine..

"Brave and confronting and traumatizing...

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WHENUA

Wellington, Auckland

08/03/2024 - 12/04/2024

"The dislocations of contemporary life..

"Questions identity and ties to land...

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HELIOS

Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington

09/04/2024 - 21/04/2024

"Richly created ode to the power of the storyteller..

"A masterpiece of story-telling; a life-affirming love song to humanity..

DOOM & BLOOM: CONTROVERSY

Wellington

12/04/2024 - 12/04/2024

"They cleverly conjure a tragi-comic blend of deep humanity and topical satire..

Matilda the Musical

Palmerston North

12/04/2024 - 27/04/2024

"Matilda’s world brought to dynamic life by the whole team..

Fairystories

Christchurch

10/04/2024 - 13/04/2024

"Exceptionally strong cast handle action and music with assurance...

BACKSTAGE PASS Stories from Thirty Years of the Auckland Theatre Company

New Zealand wide

01/01/2024 - 31/12/2024

"Richly resonant and revealing..

Every Brilliant Thing

Christchurch

06/04/2024 - 04/05/2024

"A sparkling exercise in positivity...

Still Lives

Auckland

30/03/2024 - 30/03/2024

"A Provoking Bind of Art and Sport...

WOMAN LIFE FREEDOM

Wellington

22/03/2024 - 24/03/2024

"Measured yet impassioned meditation..

"Raise their voices in unity..

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Tea with The Topp Twins

Christchurch

23/03/2024 - 23/03/2024

"Like coming home, for the best kind of homecoming..

The Trapeze Artists

Dunedin

17/03/2024 - 19/03/2024

"Life swings high and low in opera..

"A tribute to a remarkable talent..

Adam Rennie - One (Queer) Night Only!

Christchurch

24/03/2024 - 24/03/2024

"Intimate, personal and impressive performance deserves its standing ovation..

Good Breeding

Auckland

26/03/2024 - 28/03/2024

"Well written with amusing asides and why aren't there savoury-flavoured condoms?..

Mommy’s Dead and They Buried Her in Moscow

Global

14/03/2024 - 24/03/2024

"Holds the theatre at its heart with intelligence and clarity..

Satan vs God

Global

14/03/2024 - 24/03/2024

"Not the same as being in the room..

Whore's Eye View

Wellington

20/02/2024 - 24/02/2024

"Salted with humour and expressive pauses..

"Historical, comedic, personal, engaging and informative..

Two Guitars

Palmerston North, Wellington

30/09/2023 - 13/04/2024

"Comedic yet moving, timeless yet topical, challenging yet lyrical..

"Transcendent harmonies, complex characterisations, moving and theatrically fulfilling..

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ILL-Abilities: No Excuses, No Limits

Auckland

23/03/2024 - 23/03/2024

"Striving towards limitless possibilities..

AIGA

Auckland

20/03/2024 - 24/03/2024

"Superpower - held in utopic limbo space..

"Boundary breaking on many levels; enriches our awareness..

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