Nelson Arts Festival 2016

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Ben Hurley’s EARTH PLANET WORLD

Nelson

22/10/2016 - 23/10/2016

"Engaging, intelligent and funny..

THE GOBLIN MARKET

Tauranga, Auckland, Wellington, Nelson

22/10/2016 - 18/04/2019

"'Can I Touch You?'..

"Entertaining and sublimely moving..

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SHYLOCK

Nelson, Dunedin, Auckland

09/10/2016 - 22/10/2016

"Affecting, thought-provoking, skilfully performed..

"Impressive skill, intelligence, humour and sentiment..

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UNDER MILK WOOD

Dunedin, Nelson, Auckland

08/10/2016 - 22/10/2016

"Celebrating timeless brilliance..

"Effortless, agile, polished and fresh..

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THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL NEW ZEALAND NAVY ABRIDGED

Dunedin, Nelson

30/09/2016 - 23/10/2016

"Impressive and gently educational..

"High seas antics hilarious, serious..

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COMMANDER CLAIRE & THE PIRATES OF PROVENCE

Nelson, Dunedin

30/09/2016 - 24/10/2016

"Jolly fun had by all..

"High seas antics hilarious..

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SONGS FOR THE FALLEN

Auckland, Nelson, Havelock North, Dunedin

28/09/2016 - 13/10/2016

"Formidable team keeps up incredible pace..

"Helter-skelter spiral from abandonment..

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HINEPAU

Napier, Wellington, Nelson

18/07/2016 - 19/10/2016

"Clever mix of comedy, legend, Te Reo Māori and theatre..

"High quality and compelling theatre for the young..

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MISS JEAN BATTEN

Nelson, Auckland, Wellington, Invercargill, New Plymouth, Dunedin

29/03/2016 - 24/09/2018

"Soaringly majestic flight through a storm of memories and emotion..

"Many clever moments..

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MANIFESTO 2083

Auckland, Dunedin, Nelson, Wellington, New Plymouth, Christchurch

29/09/2015 - 02/09/2017

"Thought-provoking and well-produced..

"Totally subversive and utterly intriguing..

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THE WHITE GUITAR

Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, Hamilton, Gisborne, Rotorua, Napier, Tauranga, Nelson

01/09/2015 - 21/10/2016

"The truth of the Luafutu family also sets us free..

"Incredible story earns respectful ovation..

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LIVE LIVE CINEMA: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Auckland, New Plymouth, Christchurch, Tauranga, Dunedin, Havelock North, Nelson, Global

14/05/2015 - 27/03/2022

"Wholeheartedly worth watching..

"Most of all it is really, really clever..

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TRIUMPHS AND OTHER ALTERNATIVES

Auckland, Napier, Nelson, Christchurch

22/04/2015 - 18/10/2016

"Wonder, comedy, yearning, surprising..

"Powerfully unique in its presentation and performance..

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DON JUAN

Wellington, Havelock North, Nelson, Auckland

25/04/2015 - 12/11/2016

"Juan Direction..

"Feel the love - young dogs give it heaps..

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No More Dancing in the Good Room

Wellington, Auckland, Havelock North, Nelson

28/04/2015 - 21/10/2016

"Comedy and drama conveyed to perfection..

"Raw, uplifting power..

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SOLOTHELLO

Hamilton, Palmerston North, Tauranga, Auckland, Wellington, Napier, Nelson, Bay of Islands

14/02/2015 - 05/04/2017

"Transfixing magic at Waitangi..

"Original, captivating and charming..

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HEART GOES BOOM/HEAD GOES BANG

Auckland, Wellington, Nelson, Wanaka

06/05/2014 - 08/04/2017

"Questioning of the universe through grief-tinted glasses..

"Startling intensity..