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UPU

Wellington, Gisborne, New Plymouth, Hastings

16/06/2021 - 28/10/2023

"A spectacular showcase for Oceanic talents, voices and perspectives..

"A powerful, emotional, humorous, joyful, beautiful and potent celebration..

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MOKOMOKO

Wellington, Global, New Plymouth

10/05/2022 - 07/10/2023

"Beautifully disturbing, a wero laid down, a journey of self discovery..

"Perhaps it needs a rejuggle to make sense of the struggle..

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HALF OF THE SKY

Global, New Plymouth, Rotorua, Auckland

20/10/2022 - 12/09/2023

"Fantastic writing, great direction, superb acting..

"A treat to be gifted such simple yet stunning storytelling..

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MRS KRISHNAN’S PARTY

Auckland, Whangarei, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Wellington, Tauranga

06/12/2017 - 25/08/2019

"Astute, contagious, charming, delicious..

"Festival of renewal happily honoured with depth and levity..

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THE ABSURDITY OF HUMANITY

New Plymouth, Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington

24/08/2016 - 20/09/2017

"From the jocular to the jugular and beyond.....

"Poignant moments of tenderness..

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MISS JEAN BATTEN

Nelson, Auckland, Wellington, Invercargill, New Plymouth, Dunedin

29/03/2016 - 24/09/2018

"Soaringly majestic flight through a storm of memories and emotion..

"Many clever moments..

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MANIFESTO 2083

Auckland, Dunedin, Nelson, Wellington, New Plymouth, Christchurch

29/09/2015 - 02/09/2017

"Thought-provoking and well-produced..

"Totally subversive and utterly intriguing..

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DIRT AND OTHER DELICIOUS INGREDIENTS

Wellington, Tauranga, Havelock North, Hamilton, Dunedin, New Plymouth, Auckland

14/03/2015 - 14/10/2017

"Dynamic, fresh and totally engaging..

"A heady whirlwind of flavour and laughter..

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ANZAC EVE

Wellington, Hamilton, Auckland, Bay of Islands, Tauranga, Invercargill, New Plymouth

21/03/2017 - 24/08/2017

"Neither laughed nor cried..

"Funny, serious, informative, warming..

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HAMLET: The Video Game (the stage show)

New Plymouth, Auckland, Christchurch

03/06/2017 - 07/10/2017

"Clever concept well executed..

"A clever concept let down in the execution..

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HUDSON & HALLS LIVE!

Auckland, Wellington, Kerikeri, Wanaka, New Plymouth, Christchurch, Dunedin

05/11/2015 - 16/12/2017

"Comedy great Christmas fare..

"Utterly captivating..

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DUST PILGRIM – A Tale of Freedom

Auckland, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Wellington, Invercargill

04/06/2015 - 03/05/2018

"An audio-visual treat that respects the intelligence of its audience..

"Dusty yes, but fresh and original..

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