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The Tīwhas: A Matariki Spectacular

Wellington

19/06/2024 - 29/06/2024

"Flamboyant, lush and absolutely rooted in truth, heart and love..

Heartbreak Hotel

Hastings, Wellington

26/10/2023 - 23/06/2024

"Heartbreak captivatingly explored with humanity, humour and songs..

"Nuanced and powerful; hilarious, heartwarming and moving. You won’t leave heartbroken ..

Hector

Wellington

18/06/2024 - 22/06/2024

"An adventurous challenge mostly met..

Le comte Ory (The Count Ory)

Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch

30/05/2024 - 29/06/2024

"A comedy of disguises..

"NZ Opera delights with fun, fizzing farce..

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GURU OF CHAI

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

11/02/2010 - 11/08/2024

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

"A gripping experience..

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HE MĀORI?

Wellington, Palmerston North

21/06/2022 - 14/06/2024

"A powerful testament to the enduring quest to belong..

"Vital storytelling..

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FWB: Friends With Boundaries

Wellington

11/06/2024 - 15/06/2024

"A revelatory snapshot of midlife desires, disappointments and delight..

CONFESSIONS OF A SLEEPWALKING INSOMNIAC

Wellington

08/09/2022 - 09/06/2024

"Writing, acting and directing blend perfectly..

"Uses humour and pathos to gently guide us towards seeing complexity..

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I Carried This

Wellington

05/06/2024 - 15/06/2024

"A crucial story told with a gentle hand and straight-down-the-barrel honesty..

Ballroom Blitz

Wellington

04/06/2024 - 04/06/2024

"Smooth as cutting butter with a warm knife..

Transmission: Beta

Wellington

18/05/2024 - 15/06/2024

"Living inside history: a chic and powerful success..

"Play offers window into unprocessed pandemic memories..

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Advait Kirtikar – New Show, Who Dis?

Wellington

07/05/2024 - 11/05/2024

"Pleasantly simmering between nervous and flaring...

"Amusing and entertaining if blurred by pace..

DIRTY WORK - An Ode to Joy

Auckland, Nelson, Christchurch, Wellington, Tauranga, Hamilton, New Plymouth

16/06/2023 - 25/05/2024

"Joy is at the heart of this feel-good comedy and important social critique..

"Sisyphus myth hits home hard yet something doesn’t quite land..

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Femme Natale - The Queen Years

Wellington

28/05/2024 - 01/06/2024

"Fun and refreshing, lightly enticing us to think while letting us relax and enjoy..

Iphigeneia at Aulis

Wellington

28/05/2024 - 01/06/2024

"Draws audience deep into throat-clutching, trancelike territory..

H.R. The Musical

Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington

01/02/2024 - 22/05/2024

"Every song and scene is immaculately written, rehearsed and delivered..

"Riotous send-up of corporate culture...

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Swan Lake - The Royal NZ Ballet

Wellington, Dunedin, Christchurch, Auckland

18/07/2013 - 05/05/2024

"Freshness and immediacy of a newly minted work..

"Sumptuous production..

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