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WINK by Jen Silverman


11/06/2024 - 15/06/2024

"Silverman’s 'Wink' executes on the philosophy of theatre as psycho-drama as though it were a manifesto ..

Le comte Ory (The Count Ory)

Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch

30/05/2024 - 29/06/2024

"NZ Opera delights with fun, fizzing farce..

"A memorable if tacky interpretation delivered with vibrant and inventive spirit ..

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06/06/2024 - 07/06/2024

"The ground is alive with ceremony..


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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Auckland, New Plymouth

28/04/2015 - 09/06/2024

"A madcap, brilliant, fabulously funny, hilariously naughty tonic..

"Engaging, challenging and at times confronting..

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07/06/2024 - 07/06/2024

"What the ‘Vā’ in street dance can look like...



05/06/2024 - 06/06/2024

"A mixing bowl of cultural excellence..



23/05/2024 - 25/05/2024

"Joel gives his audience more than their ticket price worth of entertainment. He gives a next level performance. He gives…..

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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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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El Jaguar Book (Fight) Club


21/05/2024 - 25/05/2024

"The rules of Book (Fight) Club insist I say nothing but this show is too funny to stick to the…..

Pick and Mix 2


16/05/2024 - 18/05/2024

"A review-style show full of astute insights from three unique and talented comedians...

Yeah Nah Pavlova


16/05/2024 - 17/05/2024

"These two fireworks create a show that sparks the audience regardless of their origin...

Eli Matthewson - Night Terror

Wellington, Auckland

10/05/2024 - 18/05/2024

"More definite content and a director to pace and edit will make this good show even better...

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - Live on Stage

Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch

23/04/2024 - 19/05/2024

"Ensemble work makes this Exotic production sing..

"A satirically amusing socio-political commentary..

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