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RED HEAVENS From Stromboli to D’Urville Island

Nelson

13/07/2024 - 13/07/2024

"An outstanding tour de force..

Face/Off - Comedy vs Poetry

Christchurch

12/07/2024 - 12/07/2024

"Great job everyone; bring on Face/Off 2025!..

THE MESSY MAGIC ADVENTURE

Wellington, Invercargill, Nelson, Wanaka

18/04/2017 - 20/07/2024

"A Rollicking a celebration of clowning, slapstick and magic..

"Subversive thrill in magical messiness..

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HINE-TE-RĒHIA

Wellington

09/07/2024 - 13/07/2024

"The performers are crisp, clear and carry mana effortlessly..

Boys and Girls at the School Silent Disco

Wellington

09/07/2024 - 13/07/2024

"Astoundingly clever collective magic a real pleasure to witness..

Vismaya : Celebration

Auckland, Hamilton, Lower Hutt, Nelson, Christchurch

29/06/2024 - 06/07/2024

"Immediacy, vitality of the performance, captivating..

"Dancers are galvanised into brilliance..

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Sense and Sensibility

Wellington

06/07/2024 - 03/08/2024

"Skilful social satire entertains at multiple levels..

We'll Be With You Shortly

Wellington

04/07/2024 - 04/07/2024

"A solid backbone and great potential..

"Presents us with an intensely human reflection..

Homemade Jam

Wellington

05/07/2024 - 05/07/2024

"Homegrown flair, energy and artistry..

Soft Graft

Wellington

05/07/2024 - 06/07/2024

"A thoroughly impressive performance..

SOMETHING ROTTEN!

Christchurch

25/11/2023 - 20/07/2024

"Even better the second time around..

"So good and such fun that you will be laughing from start to finish..

IN/TENSE

Wellington

04/07/2024 - 04/07/2024

"An important work, a voice we need to listen to..

GURU OF CHAI

Auckland & Wellington, Wellington, Nelson, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Wanaka, Auckland, NYC, USA, Christchurch, Raumati

11/02/2010 - 11/08/2024

"Indelible performance: balletic, orchestral, disciplined and captivating..

"Polished expertise, inimitable direction, 'a wonder in spades'...

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Only the Stars Know Where I've Been

Auckland, Wellington

05/03/2024 - 03/07/2024

"Ethereal billowing of unity..

"Strange imaginings, otherworldly atmosphere..

Recovery Street - Mai I Te Po Ki Te Ao Marama

Auckland

02/07/2024 - 06/07/2024

"The stories are riveting, exquisitely shared, redolent with hope, and have components that are seriously funny...

An Intimate Evening with Tabitha Booth

Auckland

29/06/2024 - 06/07/2024

"Pill-popping, wine-swilling Tabitha Booth/Frankie McNair (what a wonderful voice) delights and satisfies...

TOLU

Auckland

27/06/2024 - 27/06/2024

"Pasifika journey of the heart...

Le comte Ory (The Count Ory)

Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch

30/05/2024 - 29/06/2024

"A production of fizzing vitality and imaginative presentation...

"A comedy of disguises..

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Wahine Mātātoa: the (mostly) true story of Erihāpeti Pātahi

Dunedin

21/06/2024 - 23/06/2024

"Comedy protects audience from our painful history of (ongoing) colonisation and sexism..

"Beautifully encapsulates the binding power of whakapapa to connect us through time..

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