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SCATTERGUN: After the Death of Rūaumoko

Auckland, Nelson

28/07/2022 - 04/05/2024

"The audience shout accolades, rising and roaring “Bravo, bravo”...

"A Shakespeare for all New Zealand..

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THE GOLDEN ASS

Takaka, Wellington

06/07/2022 - 11/05/2024

"A fantastically engaging collection of slapstick adventures..

"An inspiring, classic, relevant, hilarious plea for empathy..

Queer Deportment

Dunedin

20/04/2024 - 20/04/2024

"An ordinary morning turns into a queer festival..

HELIOS

Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington

09/04/2024 - 21/04/2024

"Universal themes, experiences and emotions that resonate deeply..

"Richly created ode to the power of the storyteller..

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Mansfield Park

Wellington, Auckland

17/04/2024 - 21/04/2024

"Singing of a consistently high standard, outstanding design and direction..

ME AND MY NANA

Christchurch

02/11/2019 - 14/04/2024

"Me and my Nana – an adorable story about very special relationship..

"Gentle, whimsical and wholesome..

A Paintbox of Clowns KidzStuff

Wellington

13/04/2024 - 20/04/2024

"Entertains, inspires and brings smiles to all..

"Impressive skills and a lesson for all coalitions..

The Tempestuous

Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North

13/06/2023 - 21/04/2024

"Phenomenal energy, vivacity, versatility, inventiveness and humour..

"Wonderful word wrangling and expert audience interaction..

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Aya and the Butterfly

Wellington

13/04/2024 - 27/04/2024

"Heartfelt storytelling, breathtaking puppetry, universal themes..

Double Goer

Nelson, Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch

24/10/2023 - 27/04/2024

" Unravelling the power of the feminine..

"Brave and confronting and traumatizing...

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WHENUA

Wellington, Auckland

08/03/2024 - 12/04/2024

"The dislocations of contemporary life..

"Questions identity and ties to land...

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DOOM & BLOOM: CONTROVERSY

Wellington

12/04/2024 - 12/04/2024

"They cleverly conjure a tragi-comic blend of deep humanity and topical satire..

Matilda the Musical

Palmerston North

12/04/2024 - 27/04/2024

"Matilda’s world brought to dynamic life by the whole team..

Fairystories

Christchurch

10/04/2024 - 13/04/2024

"Exceptionally strong cast handle action and music with assurance...

BACKSTAGE PASS Stories from Thirty Years of the Auckland Theatre Company

(not a specified venue)

01/01/2024 - 31/12/2024

"Richly resonant and revealing..

Every Brilliant Thing

Christchurch

06/04/2024 - 04/05/2024

"A sparkling exercise in positivity...

Still Lives

Auckland

30/03/2024 - 30/03/2024

"A Provoking Bind of Art and Sport...

WOMAN LIFE FREEDOM

Wellington

22/03/2024 - 24/03/2024

"Measured yet impassioned meditation..

"Raise their voices in unity..

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Tea with The Topp Twins

Christchurch

23/03/2024 - 23/03/2024

"Like coming home, for the best kind of homecoming..

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