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19/09/2023 - 07/10/2023

"Tension heightens so we can never relax..

SGCNZ National Shakespeare Schools Production 2023


01/10/2023 - 01/10/2023

"A passionate, committed and finally joyful outcome of an intensive creative process..

Two Guitars

Palmerston North

30/09/2023 - 14/10/2023

"Comedy belies complex questions of identity and belonging..

Ladies Night

Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland

26/09/2023 - 19/10/2023

"Multi-talented performers deliver fun, friendship, sexy vibes and good times..

"High art or mere titillation? Slickly-produced, agreeably rambunctious show..

Bunga's Paradise


26/09/2023 - 30/09/2023

"Beautifully articulated weaving of movement, song, theatre and audience interaction..

"Centering Tongan culture and values within a well known narrative of the ‘migrant dream’ in Aotearoa ..


Wellington, Auckland

28/06/2022 - 30/09/2023

"The perfect marriage of script, actor, and production. Physical theatre at its best...

"A spellbinding hour of poetic, physical, metaphysical, existential and practical performative excellence..

The Grumpiest Child in the World

Upper Hutt, Wellington

09/09/2023 - 28/09/2023

"She wasnt that grumpy, she was happy most of the show. ..

"A playful kitchen sink quest for uniqueness..

Ātete - To Resist

Dunedin, Wellington

15/10/2022 - 16/09/2023

"Swaroopa Unni’s bravery is inspiring..

"Beauty and Formality Belies the Challenge..



23/09/2023 - 30/09/2023

"The fun cast inspires the little audience members to play along with them..

5 SLICES OF ANOTHER LIFE – Development Season


21/09/2023 - 24/09/2023

"Forces audiences to think while laughing until they cry..

Dance Nation


23/09/2023 - 21/10/2023

"Stellar ensemble cast pour their heart and soles into triumphant Dance Nation...

Matilda The Musical


21/09/2023 - 07/10/2023

"An absolute cracker with no weak performances..

Mr Fungus Dreams


19/09/2023 - 07/10/2023

"Has a little something for everyone and a little something of everything ..

My Fair Lady


21/09/2023 - 30/09/2023

"A recommended evening out for classic musical theatre fans of all ages...

14 Malone Road


13/09/2023 - 15/09/2023

"The organic synergy of rich experiences evoked provokes memories for the audience..

"A profoundly moving transformative experience..


Auckland, Wellington

06/09/2023 - 23/09/2023

"An extraordinary fusion of opera, dance and music..

"Five-point star—visionary and innovative ..

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The Manic Monologues


19/09/2023 - 23/09/2023

"Has an important place in stoking conversations about mental health and fostering empathy..



19/09/2023 - 23/09/2023

"A sweet, delightful, funny and expertly crafted tribute..


Wellington, Auckland, Rotorua

06/06/2019 - 15/09/2023

"We are transported to life at Whakarewarewa. Puarenga stream, bubbles and water...

"Tangible and intangible landscapes reimagined..

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