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TIKI TAANE MAHUTA 2017

Napier, Tauranga, Hamilton, Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin

22/05/2017 - 16/06/2017

"Immensely powerful..

"A rich evocation..

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HEROES

Auckland

05/09/2015 - 26/09/2015

"Bon Mot Attack..

"A touching, honest window into friendship and solidarity..

LORD OF THE DANCE: DANGEROUS GAMES

Auckland, Wellington

18/08/2015 - 30/08/2015

"Production elements dazzle..

"Yet another incarnation of grand scale Irish dance..

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ENLIGHTENMENT

Auckland

30/05/2015 - 20/06/2015

"Too light..

"Polished professionals make light work of twisting plots, heady concepts..

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EASTEND CABARET - Perverts

Wellington, Auckland

05/05/2015 - 16/05/2015

"Girl-power, passion and lewd sass..

"Weird, sexy and funny..

JUSTINE SMITH - Abroad

Christchurch, Auckland

11/05/2015 - 23/01/2016

"Friendly, down-to-earth engagement..

"A cocktail of frank, caustic wit and quirkiness..

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN

Wellington, Auckland

15/04/2015 - 24/05/2015

"What a glorious evening..

"Cloudy, with a chance of Glorious Feeling..

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TRYGVE WAKENSHAW - NAUTILUS

Auckland, New Plymouth

28/04/2015 - 09/06/2024

"A madcap, brilliant, fabulously funny, hilariously naughty tonic..

"Engaging, challenging and at times confronting..

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THE BIG SHOW 2015

Auckland

27/04/2015 - 09/05/2015

"Guaranteed great night out..

OLD MOUT CIDER COMEDY GALA 2015

Auckland

24/04/2015 - 24/04/2015

"Spoilt for choice..

THE PIANIST

Nelson, Tauranga, Wellington, Hamilton, Edinburgh, Scotland, Auckland, Kerikeri

21/10/2013 - 23/04/2015

"Exceptionally skilled performance with an extra helping of panache..

"Bravura Recital..

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THRILLER LIVE

Auckland

12/02/2015 - 22/02/2015

"Dazzling, dramatic..

"A fitting tribute to the King of Pop..

PURE AND DEEP

Auckland

12/11/2014 - 23/11/2014

"Successful Sequel..

"Great substance and wonderful comedy..

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Wellington, Auckland

12/09/2014 - 19/10/2014

"Bloom and grow forever..

"Von Trapps in tune with 21st Century..

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THE LISTIES 6D (it’s twice as good as 3D)

Auckland

30/09/2014 - 04/10/2014

"Mind-expanding..

EVEREST UNTOLD

Auckland, Wellington

24/09/2014 - 11/06/2016

"A taste of the raw experience..

"Team Effort..

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Cirque du Soleil TOTEM

Auckland

22/08/2014 - 28/09/2014

"Cirque Evolution..

"Pure artistry and teamwork a delight from go to whoa..

HAIRSPRAY

Auckland

16/08/2014 - 06/09/2014

"Great numbers, first-rate performances and many surprises..

"Fun-filled upbeat entertainment in a can..

FIX

Auckland

12/08/2014 - 16/08/2014

"Fix transfixes..

"An affecting work from an exciting emerging playwright..

ANNIE

Wellington, Auckland

23/05/2014 - 29/06/2014

"We got Annie!..

"Kiwi kids and dog add to Annie magic..

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SAM SMITH and ROBBIE ELLIS in AUGMENTED FOURTH

Wellington, Auckland

06/05/2014 - 17/05/2014

"Totally worth it for the music alone..

"Versatile talents need an outside eye to modulate the relentless pace..

CAREY MARX in INTENSIVE CAREY

Auckland

05/05/2014 - 17/05/2014

"What doesn’t kill a comedian gives him great material to work with..

MARKUS BIRDMAN in Happily Ever After

Auckland, Wellington

25/04/2014 - 10/05/2014

"Chatty yet scatty conversational wit peppered with pathos..

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