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Vismaya : Celebration

Auckland, Hamilton, Lower Hutt, Nelson, Christchurch

29/06/2024 - 06/07/2024

"Immediacy, vitality of the performance, captivating..

"Dancers are galvanised into brilliance..

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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

"Indelible performance: balletic, orchestral, disciplined and captivating..

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

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We Have Boys at Home

Hamilton

29/05/2024 - 01/06/2024

"Strong actors, a robust script, an intelligent production..

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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Prima Facie

Wellington, Hamilton, Palmerston North

24/06/2023 - 26/05/2024

"Cracking courtroom tour-de-force mentally and emotionally spellbinding..

"A stunning and challenging night of theatre..

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1999: The Ultimate Prince Experience

Hamilton

07/05/2024 - 07/05/2024

"Good fun and if you enjoy Prince’s music, you’ll just love it..

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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IYKYK

Wellington, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, Hamilton, Auckland, Christchurch

20/07/2023 - 27/03/2024

"Fostering and promoting contemporary dance in Aotearoa..

"Human stories glimpsed in fleeting detail..

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Tutus on Tour 2024

Raumati, Hastings, Christchurch, Hamilton

16/02/2024 - 14/03/2024

"A joyful celebration..

"Will leave the audience captivated..

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SO…

Hamilton

03/03/2024 - 03/03/2024

"Masterfully constructed and chock full of subtext..

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE

Hamilton

01/03/2024 - 02/03/2024

"It is both absurd, and utterly real..

STORIES ABOUT MY BODY

Whangarei, Wellington, Hamilton

14/10/2022 - 02/03/2024

"A courageous act of generosity and care that makes the human divine..

"Offers astonishing revelations into human experiences that are fundamental to our very existence: unique yet universal..

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THOROUGHLY MODERN MĀUI – TE MĀUI O NAINEI

Dunedin, Wellington, Nelson, Hamilton

14/09/2022 - 29/02/2024

"Funny, heartfelt, confronting, welcoming, flawless – and needed in the current climate..

"Māori humour at its finest, funny, cheeky and truthful..

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