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 Victoria has been involved in theatre since the age of eight and acted and worked on numerous productions in many genres. Despite being offered places at two drama schools in the U.K., she chose a different direction and studied a BA Hons in Literature and History with numerous papers in theatre and drama including Theatre of the Absurd, Modern American Theatre, Shakespeare and Brechtian Theatre.

Victoria continued her passion for drama by producing and stage managing a number of productions as a student.  A few years later, she studied at the University of Leeds for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education in English and Drama and has worked as a teacher of English and drama. This passion has continued again in performing in a number of productions since emigrating to New Zealand.

Victoria has written a number of literature and theatre reviews, including for the Taranaki Arts Festival in 2013 and 2015. 

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UPU

Wellington, Gisborne, New Plymouth, Hastings

16/06/2021 - 28/10/2023

"A spectacular showcase for Oceanic talents, voices and perspectives..

"A powerful, emotional, humorous, joyful, beautiful and potent celebration..

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MEASURE FOR MEASURE

Dunedin, Wellington, Napier, Nelson, Hamilton, Christchurch, New Plymouth

25/06/2019 - 07/09/2019

"Beautifully balances the comic and bawdy with the serious and heartfelt..

"An absolute masterclass in comedic Shakespearian performance..

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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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THAT BLOODY WOMAN

Christchurch, Auckland, Taranaki, Wellington, Dunedin

28/08/2015 - 08/10/2017

"Slick, polished show is a great night out..

"Must-see musical..

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PLAY ON

Christchurch, Taranaki, Nelson

25/08/2017 - 14/10/2017

"Admirable intentions..

"More invisible than accessible..

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HAMLET: The Video Game (the stage show)

New Plymouth, Auckland, Christchurch

03/06/2017 - 07/10/2017

"Clever concept well executed..

"A clever concept let down in the execution..

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ERNEST RUTHERFORD: EVERYONE CAN SCIENCE!

Auckland, Taranaki, Nelson, Christchurch

28/05/2013 - 19/10/2017

"Delightful, clever, wonderfully interactive and thought-provoking..

"Beautifully structured, utterly engaging, packed with gags..

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BLACK FAGGOT

Wellington, Nelson, Edinburgh, Scotland, Melbourne, Australia, Palmerston North, Christchurch, Auckland, New Plymouth

16/02/2013 - 02/09/2015

"Powerful humanising of initially stock characters..

"Honest, raw, energetic, thoroughly entertaining and thought-provoking..

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THE BRAVE

New Plymouth, Wellington, Auckland, Tauranga

17/04/2012 - 28/02/2015

"Extravaganza of heighted reality profoundly grounded in truth..

"A show for everyone..

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LIVE AT SIX

Auckland, Nelson, Tauranga, Christchurch, Wellington, New Plymouth

15/08/2013 - 16/11/2013

"A contemporary blast of intelligent and entertaining satire..

"Not the Six O'Clock News... but close enough..

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