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THE SAVAGE COLONISER SHOW

Auckland, Wanaka, Nelson, Wellington

09/03/2023 - 02/03/2024

"Reveals the worst parts of the human condition, honestly, truthfully..

"Outstanding stage spectacle stimulates thought and debate about how we look at the past to define our future..

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SKYDUCK: A CHINESE SPY COMEDY

Auckland, Wellington

14/03/2023 - 27/05/2023

"A consummate comedian with an unashamedly unique performance brings pure joy..

"A fun chance to watch a talented performer challenge himself to hit every mark at top speed..

FIRESTARTER: THE STORY OF BANGARRA

Global

07/03/2023 - 26/03/2023

"Their path as cultural leaders seemed fated, inevitable. They had found their ‘ mob of survival’ and took charge of…..

A MIXTAPE FOR MALADIES

Auckland

25/03/2023 - 25/03/2023

"The power of the performances and the responses to them suggest a fully developed production would find an enthusiastic and…..

SUGUNG-GA The Other Side of The World

Auckland

25/03/2023 - 25/03/2023

"Skilful, satirical, subtle and refined puppetry with a sophisticated live cello soundtrack..

THE UNRULY TOURISTS

Auckland

22/03/2023 - 26/03/2023

"A challenge to classism and accessibility..

"Obstreperous tourists v rapacious media presented with seasoned flair..

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Siva Afi Festival

Auckland

10/03/2023 - 11/03/2023

"Everyone at the festival from competitors, audience members and judges are winners, as holding this space is another way of…..

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY

Auckland

18/03/2023 - 25/03/2023

"Mesmerising, inspirational, oozes expense, with the attention to detail in all its elements..

HE HUIA KAIMANAWA

Auckland

16/03/2023 - 19/03/2023

"This is a challenge, a calling, a beating heart of the future.He wero, he karanga, he Huia Kaimanawa tēnei...

EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES

Auckland

16/03/2023 - 18/03/2023

"Innovative world-building creates a satisfying blend of action and visual effects..

SandSong

Auckland

15/03/2023 - 18/03/2023

"Themes of cultural belonging, ancient organic connections to land and nature, and thousands of years of emerging stories...

Revisor

Auckland

09/03/2023 - 11/03/2023

"The work is a knock-out tour-de-force of theatre..

"The minutiae of movement simultaneously reflects the theatrical extravagance of a literal storyline..

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