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Pooh Bear Live

Dunedin, Invercargill, Oamaru, Southland

16/03/2024 - 24/03/2024

"“There was a polar bear and she was wearing a tutu”..

OLIVE COPPERBOTTOM

Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Tauranga, Nelson, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Dunedin

18/04/2017 - 16/12/2023

"Versatile virtuoso Ashton..

"Caters to a range of tastes with energy and joy..

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Romeo and Juliet 2023

Wellington, Auckland, Dunedin, Christchurch, Palmerston North

04/05/2023 - 03/06/2023

"A gripping romantic tale...

"Devote attention to the company’s past as well as to its future...

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Tutus on Tour 2022

Dunedin, Christchurch, Auckland, Tauranga, Napier, Palmerston North, Wellington

07/10/2022 - 09/11/2022

"An Eclectic Programme With Flare and Versatility..

"Tutus a mixed bill..

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Kiwi Moon

Dunedin

31/10/2022 - 31/10/2022

"An enchanting production of an enchanting story..

TE WHEKE

Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Whangarei, Hastings, Palmerston North, Dunedin

11/06/2021 - 19/10/2022

"A Graceful Whakapapa..

"Te Wheke Has Many Tendrils..

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A TRAVELLER'S GUIDE TO TURKISH DOGS

Wellington, Hastings, Palmerston North, Dunedin

17/01/2020 - 19/10/2022

"Thoughtful effortless storytelling and comedic timing..

"Inventive, warm and totally original..

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A BOY CALLED PIANO

Wellington, Dunedin, Oamaru, Christchurch

22/11/2019 - 22/10/2022

"Offering voices to the voiceless..

"One of the great Kiwi theatre productions of our time..

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DRY SPELL

Dunedin, Christchurch

13/08/2022 - 20/08/2022

"Cohesive, generous, beautiful, interesting, considered – and fun..

"Mincing, Lurking and Dreary Smirking..

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Subtle Dances

Auckland, Dunedin

15/03/2021 - 15/04/2021

"Whoops and whistles of delight..

"Nothing short of a triumph..

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The Ryman Healthcare season of The Sleeping Beauty

Palmerston North, Wellington, Dunedin, Christchurch, Auckland, Invercargill, Napier

29/10/2020 - 06/12/2020

"An evening at the ballet..

"A ballet with lockdown at its centre..

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DEAR BOOBS on Stage

Dunedin

10/09/2020 - 13/09/2020

"Therapeutic theatre..

"Courage, humour and insight..

HANSEL AND GRETEL (RNZB)

Wellington, Palmerston North, Napier, Christchurch, Auckland, Dunedin

06/11/2019 - 29/10/2023

"Serious themes at the heart...

"Vale Jon T. Thank you...

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MR RED LIGHT

Wellington, Blenheim, Dunedin, Nelson

15/10/2019 - 08/03/2020

"Bursting with magical, theatrical moments..

"Absurdist drama peppered with laughs, gasps and ‘wtf?/omg!’ moments..

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A DOLL'S HOUSE

Dunedin, Nelson, Hamilton, Wellington

05/08/2017 - 14/09/2019

"Architecture of Happiness..

"A stunning contemporary interpretation..

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BOLD MOVES

Palmerston North, Dunedin, Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, Napier

16/08/2019 - 14/09/2019

"Delish-ish..

"Outrageously good..

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Black Swan, White Swan

Christchurch, Auckland, Palmerston North, Wellington, Dunedin, Tauranga

31/05/2019 - 06/07/2019

"Glorious flair..

"Dancers shine with stripped back staging..

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