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Matilda The Musical

Tauranga

21/09/2023 - 07/10/2023

"An absolute cracker with no weak performances..

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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UNDERCURRENT

Raumati, Tauranga, Auckland, New Plymouth, Christchurch, Wellington

24/10/2020 - 12/11/2020

"Blistering new dance works..

"Wariness, disconnection, and partying with careless abandon..

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KORORĀREKA: THE BALLAD OF MAGGIE FLYNN

Auckland, Bay of Islands, Kerikeri, Whangarei, Napier, Wellington, Tauranga

09/06/2017 - 12/09/2018

"A smooth, masterful, playful, dangerous ride..

"A romp through ‘herstory’ with potent moments..

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CONTRAST

Greytown, Tauranga, Auckland, Dunedin, Wellington, Christchurch, Havelock North

22/10/2017 - 11/11/2017

"Spellbinding the audience..

"Energy, conviction and intriguing contrasts..

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CUDO

Auckland, Nelson, Tauranga

14/10/2017 - 23/10/2017

"An incredible display of fitness..

"Standout lighting, dance under development..

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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 MOONCAKE AND THE KŪMARA

Oamaru, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington, Nelson, Auckland

08/10/2015 - 08/07/2017

"Pertinent then and now..

"Fluid, powerful and thought provoking..

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THE PICKLE KING

Napier, Gisborne, Whangarei, Hamilton, Tauranga, Christchurch, Dunedin, Auckland, Wellington

04/05/2017 - 09/09/2017

"A bright beacon of excellence..

"Well Preserved..

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TIKI TAANE MAHUTA 2017

Napier, Tauranga, Hamilton, Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin

22/05/2017 - 16/06/2017

"Immensely powerful..

"A rich evocation..

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A DORIS DAY SPECIAL

Christchurch, Invercargill, New Plymouth, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Tauranga, Wellington

24/04/2016 - 14/10/2017

"Beautiful, quirky, gutsy..

"Charming and touching..

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30FORWARD- Footnote New Zealand Dance

Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, Tauranga, Wairarapa

28/07/2015 - 30/10/2015

"Searching, experimenting and yearning choreography..

"Memorable and spirited celebration of 30 years of Footnote..

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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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FINDING THE SILENCE

Nelson, Tauranga

17/10/2015 - 23/10/2015

"Intense, focused and trusting teamwork..

"Transporting..

LIVE LIVE CINEMA: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Auckland, New Plymouth, Christchurch, Tauranga, Dunedin, Havelock North, Nelson, Global

14/05/2015 - 27/03/2022

"Wholeheartedly worth watching..

"Most of all it is really, really clever..

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KISS THE FISH

Nelson, Napier, Auckland, Gisborne, Christchurch, Whangarei, Wellington, New Plymouth, Tauranga, Hamilton, Kerikeri, Dunedin

10/08/2013 - 26/07/2015

"Resounding applause..

"The joke of human progress revealed..

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LIVE AT SIX

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

15/08/2013 - 16/11/2013

"A contemporary blast of intelligent and entertaining satire..

"Not the Six O'Clock News... but close enough..

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GIFTED

Southland, Nelson, Cromwell, Queenstown, Tauranga, Dunedin, Invercargill, Wanaka, Alexandra, Oamaru, Wellington, Christchurch, New Plymouth

22/08/2013 - 31/10/2015

"Evocative gesture to literary treasures..

"A rich and resonating theatrical experience..

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THE BRAVE

New Plymouth, Wellington, Auckland, Tauranga

17/04/2012 - 28/02/2015

"Extravaganza of heighted reality profoundly grounded in truth..

"A show for everyone..

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Ngai Tahu 32 by Atamira Dance Company

Tauranga, Whangarei

29/10/2011 - 02/11/2011

"Ngai Tahu 32 - a cohesive overall aesthetic..

On The Upside-Down of the World

Auckland, Edinburgh, Scotland, Hamilton, Tauranga, NYC, USA, Nelson, Wanaka, Christchurch, Wellington

01/07/2011 - 25/08/2014

"Interrogating multiple selves..

"Sweet, heartfelt and tenderly funny star performance..

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