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CHRIS PARKER and HAYLEY SPROULL in OUTSIDERS’ GUIDE

Auckland, Wellington

27/04/2013 - 18/05/2013

"Whirlwind of beat poetry, rap, innermost thoughts, song, physical comedy, dance, giveaways and symbolism..

"It’s cooler outside..

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MIDNIGHT IN MOSCOW

Auckland

15/04/2013 - 04/05/2013

"Reds in your Head..

"Resoundingly good..

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QUEEN

Auckland

16/04/2013 - 25/04/2013

"Gay-up Storytelling..

"“I am Queen, and I am here.”..

APOCALYPSE Z

Auckland

12/04/2013 - 27/04/2013

"The Stationary Dead..

"Theatre of Horrors as zombies invade..

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THE FACTORY – A Pacific Musical

Edinburgh, Scotland, Auckland

13/08/2011 - 25/08/2014

"Pacific voices asserted..

"A sweet and rhythmic ride with pure Samoan soul..

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KING LEAR

Auckland

01/03/2013 - 30/03/2013

"Richness of text shines in King Lear..

"Game of Thrones..

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SPRING AWAKENING – The Musical

Auckland

23/02/2013 - 09/03/2013

"Lacking in playfulness and danger with some exceptions..

"Rock & Angst..

CELERY STORIES

Auckland

22/02/2013 - 23/02/2013

"Anarchic Fairy Tales in the Dark..

"Magical spectacle and streetwise satire..

DOLLY MIXTURE

Auckland, Wellington

21/02/2013 - 12/10/2013

"Deranged laughs..

"Falls well short of its potential..

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A NIGHT TO DISMEMBER

Auckland

16/02/2013 - 02/03/2013

"Dexterous ‘Big Fish’ Yarn..

"Sweet and surreal comedy..

Swan Song

Auckland

13/02/2013 - 17/02/2013

"Swan Swimming Pool..

"Wet, Hot, Enchanting and Hilarious..

KINGS OF THE GYM

Kerikeri, Auckland, Whangarei, Wanaka, Queenstown

08/02/2013 - 19/04/2013

"Comedy 10 – Boredom Nil; political correctness on detention..

"Shock-Jock sparring in the school gym..

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MEGACHRISTMAS

Auckland

12/12/2012 - 22/12/2012

"The Dotcom Show..

"Dotcom thrills in stage debut..

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AN AWKWARD FAMILY CHRISTMAS

Auckland

20/11/2012 - 01/12/2012

"The title tells you all..

"Jolly good Christmas romp could be more..

MANCUB

Auckland

13/11/2012 - 09/03/2013

"Identity crisis in the teenage jungle..

"Lacks Bite..

13

Auckland

06/11/2012 - 10/11/2012

"Challenge accepted..

"Strong energy between actors in commendable production of ambitious play..

LIKE SMOKE IN HERE and NORMA STRONG

Auckland

06/11/2012 - 10/11/2012

"Absurd choices..

"A nihilist’s wet dream and beef on a fluffy hook..

MANAWA

Auckland, Wellington, Palmerston North

15/09/2012 - 14/03/2013

"Vital, intelligent, fluent, funny, gutsy, hard-hitting and impressively realised..

"Striking contrasts..

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THE LIKES OF A LOVELESS DOGWASHER

Auckland

16/10/2012 - 20/10/2012

"Thoroughly enjoyable show enthusiastically received..

"Give this Dogwasher some love..

SHORT+SWEET Theatre, Auckland 2012

Auckland

18/09/2012 - 06/10/2012

"Gala Final..

"2012 Top 30 – Week 3..

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PRIVATE LIVES

Auckland

06/09/2012 - 29/09/2012

"My love-hate relationship with Silo’s Private Lives..

"Slick pastiche reboots Coward for modern audience..

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GODDESS and MAB’S ROOM

Auckland

04/09/2012 - 08/09/2012

"New Voice, Amplified..

"An astute eye for the human condition..