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The Impossible Has Already Happened

Wairarapa, Wellington, Taupo, Auckland, Nelson

18/03/2023 - 05/04/2023

"Each dancer has a solo which is revelatory in defining their various identities. As an ensemble the company merged effortlessly…..

"It’s wonderful to note the liaisons between countries, makers, creators and performers coming together to collaborate. ..

Tutus on Tour 2023

Raumati, Wairarapa, Hamilton, Christchurch

23/02/2023 - 11/03/2023

"This is one of the stronger programmes of recent years...

"Blend of tradition and the avant-garde, with something to offer audiences...

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TRIAL BY JURY an Operatic Vision by Cynthia Fortitude

Wellington, Wairarapa, Whanganui, Raumati, Palmerston North

22/11/2020 - 06/12/2020

"Charming and funny with glorious music..

THE ROAD THAT WASN'T THERE

Wellington, Auckland, Lyttelton, Dunedin, Nelson, Wairarapa, Tauranga, Hawea, Invercargill

12/02/2013 - 01/08/2020

"Magical storytelling with one problematic element..

"Combines all the very best parts of theatre and storytelling..

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THE BOOKBINDER

Wellington, Dunedin, Nelson, Hamilton, Wanaka, Tauranga, Wairarapa, Christchurch, Invercargill, Edinburgh, Scotland, Gisborne

19/02/2014 - 10/10/2019

"Intrinsic magic mesmerises..

"Makes you see the world with fresh eyes..

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SHOT BRO – Confessions of a Depressed Bullet

Auckland, Wellington, Tauranga, Kaikohe, Wairarapa, Dunedin, Invercargill

09/06/2016 - 09/05/2019

"Confronting and hard but also a safe space in which to explore the ugly realities of mental health..

"Funny, powerful, demanding..

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LEO: The Anti-Gravity Show

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

13/03/2012 - 20/01/2019

"SEE IT!..

"A show of supreme intelligence..

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Sunny Ray and the Magnificent Moon

Havelock North, Tauranga, Nelson, Wairarapa

04/10/2017 - 28/10/2017

"Playful performers invite audience to shine too..

"Impressive..

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THE WINE PROJECT (2017)

Nelson, Tauranga, Wellington, Hamilton, Edinburgh, Scotland, Dunedin, Auckland, Havelock North, Wairarapa

18/10/2015 - 21/10/2017

"Bouquet charms, teases, taunts and celebrates..

"Expanding our minds and pleasure receptors..

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THE BALLAD OF BACKBONE JOE

Wairarapa, Wanaka, Nelson, Tauranga

21/04/2015 - 21/10/2017

"She's a bit ropey, mate, but it does the trick..

"Multi-tasking to the extreme..

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PSS PSS

Tauranga, Wairarapa, Havelock North, Nelson

07/10/2017 - 22/10/2017

"Sophisticated, delightful and awe-inspiring..

"Tender and inviting..

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THE ORCHID AND THE CROW

Wairarapa, Tauranga, Nelson

11/10/2017 - 26/10/2017

"Funny and moving..

"Moving, inspiring, outstanding..

PAEAKAU The Opera

Wairarapa

14/10/2017 - 15/10/2017

"Compact new opera a big achievement..

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