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WOMAN LIFE FREEDOM

Wellington

22/03/2024 - 24/03/2024

"Measured yet impassioned meditation..

"Raise their voices in unity..

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IYKYK

Wellington, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, Hamilton, Auckland, Christchurch

20/07/2023 - 27/03/2024

"Fostering and promoting contemporary dance in Aotearoa..

"Human stories glimpsed in fleeting detail..

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The Most Haunted Comedian in New Zealand

Palmerston North

02/02/2024 - 02/02/2024

"Many stories, and weird and wonderful associations of things, people and places ..

MannBannd

Palmerston North

18/11/2023 - 16/12/2023

"Cleverly written, tightly directed, stellar acting, well produced and designed..

Two Guitars

Palmerston North, Wellington

30/09/2023 - 13/04/2024

"Comedic yet moving, timeless yet topical, challenging yet lyrical..

"Transcendent harmonies, complex characterisations, moving and theatrically fulfilling..

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(m)Orpheus

Auckland, Wellington

06/09/2023 - 23/09/2023

"An extraordinary fusion of opera, dance and music..

"Five-point star—visionary and innovative ..

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Frangipani Perfume

Palmerston North

24/06/2023 - 13/07/2023

"A cleverly crafted, multi-layered play with breathtaking and exhilarating performances..

Romeo and Juliet 2023

Wellington, Auckland, Dunedin, Christchurch, Palmerston North

04/05/2023 - 03/06/2023

"A gripping romantic tale...

"Devote attention to the company’s past as well as to its future...

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Tutus on Tour 2022

Dunedin, Christchurch, Auckland, Tauranga, Napier, Palmerston North, Wellington

07/10/2022 - 09/11/2022

"An Eclectic Programme With Flare and Versatility..

"Tutus a mixed bill..

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MISERY

Palmerston North

28/05/2022 - 02/06/2022

"Gripping, tense, stellar and amusing..

Dry Spell

Auckland, Hamilton, Hastings, Wellington, Whanganui

30/04/2022 - 18/05/2022

"The ego excesses of a Freddy Mercury..

"Playground for the audience...

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The Movement

Palmerston North, Porirua, Dunedin, Auckland, Havelock North

01/05/2021 - 19/06/2021

"Serendipitous rather than extra-mortal..

"Brave and thought provoking programme,..

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Giselle

Wellington, Auckland, Palmerston North, Christchurch, Napier, Dunedin

12/05/2021 - 09/06/2021

"It would have been a mistake, however, to have left at the interval..

"“Ballets are the dreams of poets taken seriously”..

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Transfigured Night

Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Palmerston North

13/03/2021 - 22/03/2021

"This, one hopes, is just the beginning...

"Unique piece of theatre and a privilege to see...

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ITHACA

Palmerston North, Auckland

26/11/2015 - 05/12/2020

"Jaw-dropping, spellbinding stadium spectacular..

"Fantasy and escapism..

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The Ryman Healthcare season of The Sleeping Beauty

Palmerston North, Wellington, Dunedin, Christchurch, Auckland, Invercargill, Napier

29/10/2020 - 06/12/2020

"An evening at the ballet..

"A ballet with lockdown at its centre..

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UNDERCURRENT

Raumati, Tauranga, Auckland, New Plymouth, Christchurch, Wellington

24/10/2020 - 12/11/2020

"Blistering new dance works..

"Wariness, disconnection, and partying with careless abandon..

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CRINGE WORTHY!

Wellington, Palmerston North

10/08/2019 - 26/09/2020

"Fast-paced, hilarious, harmonious nostalgia..

"High energy entertainment delightful and dazzling..

A MUSEUM BEYOND BOUNDARIES

Palmerston North

24/06/2020 - 27/06/2020

"Good use of suspense, surprise and humour..

HANSEL AND GRETEL (RNZB)

Wellington, Palmerston North, Napier, Christchurch, Auckland, Dunedin

06/11/2019 - 29/10/2023

"Serious themes at the heart...

"Vale Jon T. Thank you...

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MAMIL: Middle Aged Man In Lycra

Auckland, Napier, Dunedin, Havelock North, Wellington, Christchurch, Palmerston North

25/07/2014 - 14/12/2019

"A very funny play about change..

"Holds up a mirror to honest self-appraisal..

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THE CLEARING

Nelson, Wellington, Palmerston North, Auckland, New Plymouth, Christchurch

31/07/2019 - 02/11/2019

"A perplexing shadow world..

"Perplexing, intriguing, ambiguous, unknowable..

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CLUB CABARET Part Deux!

Palmerston North

21/09/2019 - 19/10/2019

"Will make you laugh, hold your breath, whoop and holler..

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