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BIG J : A New Legacy

Wellington

18/01/2023 - 28/01/2023

"A heartfelt vision of the humanity we all might share..

THE ROAD THAT WASN'T THERE

New Plymouth

15/12/2022 - 18/12/2022

"Engaging, imaginative, created with focus, energy, humour, powerful characterisation and clear diction..

BEAUTY & THE BEAST The Pantomime

Wellington, Christchurch

01/12/2022 - 18/12/2022

"High energy, joyful, faultlessly on point plus non-stop dad jokes and a dog with a bladder condition..

"Funny and fantabulous fairytale spreads the joy..

Night and Mortar

Auckland

13/12/2022 - 17/12/2022

"A Drop of Dance with your Drink of Choice..

IHITAI ‘AVEI’A - STAR NAVIGATOR

Porirua

09/12/2022 - 11/12/2022

"Lead roles full of endeavour..

"Creative, exciting and entirely relevant to present-day Aotearoa..

THE WORLD'S FIRST LOVERS

Dunedin

07/12/2022 - 10/12/2022

"Multi-layered and generous storytelling..

JINGLE ELVES The Musical

Wellington

06/12/2022 - 10/12/2022

"Feelings, relationships and connection to the fore..

CONFESSIONS OF AN AEROBICS INSTRUCTOR

"Rowdy, entertaining, energetic and willing to look at the darker side of its subject..

IDIOM 2022

Wellington

02/12/2022 - 23/12/2022

"Leaves you with a lingering sense of joyous communal bombast..

Venus Rising RNZB 2022

Christchurch, Wellington

24/11/2022 - 03/12/2022

"The Whole Cast Shines..

"Venus Rising on stage after four Covid postponements for RNZB triple bill..

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CLOVERTON In Love & In Wine

Wellington

25/11/2022 - 27/11/2022

"Stories of provincial Aotearoa skilfully woven into the Purcell’s 17th century Baroque works..

PINOCCHIO The Pantomime

Wellington

26/11/2022 - 23/12/2022

"New panto dame shines in Pinocchio – a classic fairytale with a contemporary twist..

"Full of fun and rich in resonance, guaranteed to appeal to all age groups..

THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND

Dunedin

24/11/2022 - 03/12/2022

"A rattling good evening out .....

DREAMER

Dunedin

25/11/2022 - 26/11/2022

"A light-hearted celebration of growing up and finding oneself..

Haus of Yolo

Auckland

23/11/2022 - 27/11/2022

"A Playful Set of Risqué Cabaret Vignettes..

The Art of Black Grace 1/5

Auckland

20/11/2022 - 10/12/2022

"An innovative Dance Dreamscape..

HOMEMADE TAKEAWAYS

Wellington

22/11/2022 - 03/12/2022

"Impossible not to love the characters and hope for the best for them..

THE OPENING NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Palmerston North

12/11/2022 - 17/12/2022

"Cornball caper a cheesy Christmas cracker..

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