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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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Le comte Ory (The Count Ory)

Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch

30/05/2024 - 29/06/2024

"NZ Opera scores a winning try with its latest production...

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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Wilson Dixon – Love Don't Live Here Anymore, You Do

Wellington, Dunedin

16/05/2024 - 22/05/2024

"Effortless wit..

"A huge amount to savour in this performance..

Farce Onion 2024

Wellington

21/05/2024 - 25/05/2024

"Bold and zingy character work makes it so endearing..

Puka

Wellington

21/05/2024 - 25/05/2024

"Throwaway lines have the impact of comedic depth charges ..

Jak Darling: A Muse

Wellington

21/05/2024 - 25/05/2024

"Linguistic tricks, quips, puns and witty anecdotes: life-affirming and ever hopeful..

Samantha Hannah – Female Lady Women Comedians

Wellington

23/05/2023 - 18/05/2024

"Not just for female lady women comedians..

"A warm hug of distinct but recognisable personalities..

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