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 Patrick Davies is an Actor, award winning Director, Improviser, Lighting Designer and Reviewer, with more than fifty onstage roles, who grew up in Dunedin and has since worked around New Zealand and overseas.

In 2006 he relocated to Wellington to begin his Master of Theatre Arts (Directing) at Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School and Victoria University. He has presented work in Germany and the UK and performed and taught at the INFANT Festival in Novi Sad, Serbia. The following year he returned with more work and teaching adding Romania to the list.

Patrick won national and international acclaim for his portrayal of James K. Baxter in Jerusalem, Jerusalem gaining five star revues at the Edinburgh Festival. In 2008 he directed the highly acclaimed Glorious which subsequently toured to Wellington and Auckland. He teaches Shakespeare Performance and Directing at the National Youth Drama School and from 2012-14 he was a Visiting Artist acting and directing with outdoor theatre company GALSCO in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Patrick has been nominated for Best Director 4 times, winning for Fortune Theatre’s The Pitmen Painters, which along with his feted production of Peninsula, won Production of the Year. Mostly known for comedic roles he has acquitted himself as Hamlet, Oberon, Lysander, Sir Toby Belch, Edgar, Romeo and Leontes. He also captained the New Zealand Improv team when it won NZs first world title in Edmonton, Canada.

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THE BLACKENING

Global

03/04/2020 - 31/05/2020

"A good thriller..

THE HISTORY BOY

Wellington

17/03/2020 - 20/03/2021

"Three stories invented and interwoven with cultivated wit..

"A skilful humanising of historical events..

HAY IN THE NEEDLE STACK

Wellington

02/03/2020 - 08/03/2020

"Becomes almost rhapsodic in nature..

WONDERFUL

Wellington

04/09/2018 - 07/03/2020

"A gestalt of three exceptional talents..

"What’s Good Wellington? #1..

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A TRAVELLER'S GUIDE TO TURKISH DOGS

Wellington, Hastings, Palmerston North, Dunedin

17/01/2020 - 19/10/2022

"Thoughtful effortless storytelling and comedic timing..

"Inventive, warm and totally original..

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FOUR NIGHTS IN THE GREEN BARROW PUB

Wellington

14/11/2019 - 23/11/2019

"A perfectly-sited gem..

BREATHE

Wellington

18/09/2018 - 22/09/2018

"Not quite working the way I want it to is what it is all about..

OTHELLO

Wellington

05/09/2018 - 15/09/2018

"Large, solid and diligently worked on..

THE DON

Wellington

04/03/2018 - 07/07/2018

"A wicked story told well..

"Ingeniously staged blend of broad parody and love of opera..

ROMEO AND JULIET

Wellington

22/05/2018 - 26/05/2018

"Strong, bold and fun..

TRÖLL

Christchurch, Wellington, Dunedin

03/04/2018 - 15/04/2018

"Both funny and scary..

"A fantasy that stirs something deep..

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Die Hard Rock Cafe Müller

Wellington

22/02/2018 - 03/03/2018

"Weirdly delightful mash-up..

"‘Now I have an artwork. Ho. Ho. Ho.’..

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SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE CROSSING

Wellington

19/10/2017 - 19/10/2017

"Physicality creates vibrant environments..

MOTHERS

Wellington

19/10/2017 - 19/10/2017

"Poignant and funny..

THE INTREPID BAZAAR

Wellington

18/10/2017 - 19/10/2017

"Such hope, such despair – such fun..

STONES IN HIS POCKETS

Wellington

04/10/2017 - 14/10/2017

"Laughs, blarney and melancholy..

BLACK KNIGHT DREAMING

Wellington

26/09/2017 - 30/09/2017

"Worth a trip..

PUNK ROCK

Wellington

31/08/2017 - 09/09/2017

"A brilliantly realised and coherent work..

SOFT N HARD

Wellington, Invercargill

22/08/2017 - 04/05/2018

"“I see myself ... my friends ... my parents ... my marriage”..

"Deceptively simple, elegant, detailed and heady..

THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE

Wellington

26/02/2016 - 17/06/2017

"For a seemingly simple production this play is big..

"Two story lines delivered with near-perfect timing and pace..

THE ANTIGONE SOUND

Wellington

10/06/2017 - 21/06/2017

"Needs more drafts..

Paul Williams SUMMERTIME LOVE

Wellington, Auckland, Dunedin

06/04/2017 - 17/03/2018

"A unique and quirky voice..

"Surprising dancing, great voice, amazing songs, quirky humour …..

LA VIE DANS UNE MARIONETTE

Auckland, Havelock North, Wellington

28/02/2013 - 25/03/2017

"Impeccable timing, grace and skill..

"Exhilaratingly funny, sad and heart-warming..

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