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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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WONDERKIND

Wellington

09/07/2022 - 05/05/2023

"Epic creative explorations – so much experienced in so little time!..

"Humour, surprises, artistic creativity and the joy of playful friendship..

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I Am King/Queen

Wellington

08/03/2023 - 10/03/2023

"A must see show for all ages, sexualities and ethnicities. A non-negotiable for all straight white folks...

Krishnan’s Dairy

Auckland, Wellington, Raumati

26/08/2009 - 21/09/2022

"As fresh, remarkable and astonishing as ever..

"An enduring, honest and mesmerising milestone in New Zealand theatre..

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Ciggie Butts in the Sand

Wellington, Auckland

14/07/2021 - 06/03/2024

"Gentle nurturing within a grieving process...

"Planting seeds for impetus? Perhaps...

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PETER PAKA PARATENE

Wellington, Auckland

06/09/2017 - 08/06/2021

"E te Rangatira Rawiri he mihi atu mo to mahi …..

"Ask the Paka Anything..

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THE LOST LETTER OFFICE

Wellington

21/03/2021 - 21/03/2021

"Raises the bar of creative excellence..

HŌKIOI ME TE VWŌHALI From spirit eagles land

Wellington

12/03/2020 - 14/03/2020

"Full of heart and committed performances..

"Speaks to the heart and soul..

IN SEARCH OF DINOZORD

Wellington

27/02/2020 - 29/02/2020

"A brave move by festival..

"Responds to atrocity with a creation that reflects man’s inhumanity to man yet gives us hope by its very existence..

ONEPU

Wellington, Christchurch

19/07/2019 - 03/08/2019

"Deep local connections..

"Rippling wind at the rim of the world..

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TROLL

Wellington, Tauranga, Christchurch, Gisborne

12/02/2017 - 04/10/2020

"A captivating old fashioned, modern fairytale..

"A near-perfect little nugget of mythic storytelling..

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HEMISPHERES

Christchurch, Dunedin, Palmerston North, Wellington, Auckland

15/02/2019 - 03/03/2019

"Footnote Dance's collaboration with Chinese company transcends boundaries..

"Connectivity and positive insight..

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PETER AND THE WOLF

Wellington, Auckland

09/11/2017 - 18/03/2018

"Modern puppet show tells simple story in a complex way..

"Mystery and magical adventure in full visual and aural splendour..

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SEACLIFF: Demise of Ward 5

Wellington

09/12/2017 - 10/12/2017

"Strong ensemble harmonies but weak crafting of narrative..

AN AWFULLY BIG ADVENTURE

Wellington, Auckland, New Plymouth, Christchurch, Nelson

26/07/2014 - 17/10/2017

"“What was the point?”..

"Excellent in concept and execution..

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PUBLIC WORKS and THE LANDEATERS

Wellington

18/01/2017 - 29/01/2017

"The epitome of performance art..

"Inspired works tug at our collective conscience..

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