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IYKYK

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

20/07/2023 - 27/03/2024

"Human stories glimpsed in fleeting detail..

"Beautifully executed movements..

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The Tempestuous

Auckland, Hamilton

13/06/2023 - 29/02/2024

"Wonderful word wrangling and expert audience interaction..

"A well-crafted and deftly performed production of a witty and intelligent show..

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE

Hamilton

01/03/2024 - 02/03/2024

"It is both absurd, and utterly real..

Antarctic Endeavours

Wellington

02/03/2024 - 05/03/2024

"Universal truths of human existence make the fantastical real..

The New Blue: A Portrait of Pixie Williams

Wellington

02/03/2024 - 03/03/2024

"Musical celebration performed with absolute skill and heart..

You and A.I.

Wellington

02/03/2024 - 10/03/2024

"Technically competent, joyful, with a good sense of humour … Fascinating..

Prima Facie

Wellington, Hamilton

24/06/2023 - 02/03/2024

"A stunning and challenging night of theatre..

"'Something has to change': Standing ovation for Prima Facie at Circa..

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“What did you do in the War, Daddy?”

Wellington

29/02/2024 - 03/03/2024

"Feels like a priceless yet unpolished jewel..

EMBRACE

Wellington

29/02/2024 - 02/03/2024

"Imbued with a generosity..

Show do café

Wellington

28/02/2024 - 02/03/2024

"Nothing like a good brew..

Michael Jackson HIStory Show

New Plymouth, Hastings

28/02/2024 - 29/02/2024

"A lot of love..

"Act of redemption for the legacy..

STORIES ABOUT MY BODY

Whangarei, Wellington, Hamilton

14/10/2022 - 02/03/2024

"A courageous act of generosity and care that makes the human divine..

"Offers astonishing revelations into human experiences that are fundamental to our very existence: unique yet universal..

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Romeo and Juliet - Paekakariki

Wellington

01/03/2024 - 03/03/2024

"Did William Shakespeare already know what 2024 would look like?..

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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Witi's Wāhine

Auckland, Wellington

02/05/2023 - 02/03/2024

"Rich and full of mātauranga Māori, this production screams quality!..

"Memorably vivid in its retelling; stokes the flame of cultural representation and resonance..

Suitcase Show

Wellington

29/02/2024 - 02/03/2024

"Worth spending 50 minutes enjoying the trademark Trick of the Light creativity..

CRUNCH

Wellington

29/02/2024 - 03/03/2024

"Crunch is alive...

THOROUGHLY MODERN MĀUI – TE MĀUI O NAINEI

Dunedin, Wellington, Nelson, Hamilton

14/09/2022 - 29/02/2024

"Funny, heartfelt, confronting, welcoming, flawless – and needed in the current climate..

"Māori humour at its finest, funny, cheeky and truthful..

Hatupatu Kurungaituku - A Forbidden Love

Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch

20/02/2024 - 10/03/2024

"Giving a voice to our ancestors while bringing language and kaupapa into the present..

"Courageous and innovative ..

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Sad Boi, Funny Guy

Wellington

29/02/2024 - 02/03/2024

"Keeps our curiosity and laughter on board till the last..

Jungle Book re-imagined

Wellington

23/02/2024 - 25/02/2024

"How prescient was Kipling..

"Glorious dance artists..

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Tutus on Tour 2024

Raumati, Hastings, Christchurch, Hamilton

16/02/2024 - 14/03/2024

"Will leave the audience captivated..

"Smorgasbord of bite-sized offering..

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