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JOAN

Wellington, Auckland

20/01/2018 - 24/02/2019

"In the Light of Day..

"Leaves you entertained and moved and perhaps thankful..

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SANTA CLAUS

Wellington, Auckland

01/12/2017 - 15/12/2018

"The retrospective backwash dilutes the entertainment value..

"Ho Ho No..

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A PUBLIC AIRING OF GRIEVANCES

Wellington, Auckland

26/04/2016 - 14/10/2017

"Everything is Surrounded by Storytelling #2..

"Effortless switching from funny to profound..

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EVERYTHING IS SURROUNDED BY WATER

Wellington, Auckland, Palmerston North

10/02/2014 - 14/10/2017

"Everything is Surrounded by Storytelling #1..

"An unusual and bittersweet experience..

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COCK

Auckland

20/07/2017 - 12/08/2017

"No Joke..

"Ex marks the spat for provocative comedy..

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VENUS IN FUR

Auckland

20/08/2016 - 18/09/2016

"Theatrically Stimulating..

"Kinky costumes steam up stage..

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MATING IN CAPTIVITY

Auckland, Wellington

16/08/2016 - 18/08/2018

"Loudly appreciated on opening night..

"Page to Stage..

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Sandy Edmonds - Sure To Rise

Auckland

04/08/2016 - 06/08/2016

"Add Baking Powder..

"Songs, music and lighting a Go-Go..

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

Auckland

23/07/2016 - 14/08/2016

"Killed the Cat..

"A Star is Born..

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BRAVADO!

Auckland

16/07/2016 - 30/07/2016

"Go Nuts..

"Energetic insights into life of young #3..

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ANGELS RE:BORN

Auckland

16/07/2016 - 30/07/2016

"Subvert..

"Energetic insights into life of young #2..

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SHOULDA WOULDA COULDA

Auckland

16/07/2016 - 30/07/2016

"Start Strong..

"Energetic insights into life of young #1..

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DEXTER’S AMAZING AFRICAN ADVENTURE

Auckland

08/07/2016 - 22/07/2016

"Glued to the Stage..

"Educational escapism clamorously appreciated..

EDGES

Auckland

07/07/2016 - 16/07/2016

"Could get closer..

"Quartet's vocal talents a fine start for new venture..

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THE ELEPHANT THIEF

Hamilton, Nelson, Wellington, New Plymouth, Auckland

05/12/2015 - 02/07/2016

"Stealing the Show..

"Immensely talented cast but play feels lost and confused..

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She was Probably Not A Robot

Auckland

26/04/2016 - 30/04/2016

"Probably needs an Audience..

"SURREAL, FUNNY, POIGNANT EVEN..

FABRICATE

Auckland

12/04/2016 - 12/10/2016

"Space webbed, shaped, reshaped, refracted..

"Lightweight Material..

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BIGMOUTH

Auckland

15/03/2016 - 20/03/2016

"Masterclass from the chameleon..

"The Best Words..

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THE JAMES PLAYS

Auckland

05/03/2016 - 05/03/2016

"Scotland plays no games..

"Two Critics with the Egos of Three Kings..

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HART

Wellington, Auckland

02/02/2016 - 24/02/2016

"Reveals the pain felt by the stolen generation and those that followed them..

"An impressionistic representation..

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JESUS CHRIST PART II

Auckland

27/11/2015 - 20/12/2015

"What will Jesus Do?..

"Rollicking good fun..

NORTHERN GLOW

Auckland

10/11/2015 - 14/11/2015

"Bryony Skillington..

"Outstanding immersive theatre..

HUDSON & HALLS LIVE!

Auckland, Wellington, Kerikeri, Wanaka, New Plymouth, Christchurch, Dunedin

05/11/2015 - 16/12/2017

"Comedy great Christmas fare..

"Utterly captivating..

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