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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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1999: The Ultimate Prince Experience

Hamilton

07/05/2024 - 07/05/2024

"Good fun and if you enjoy Prince’s music, you’ll just love it..

Tutus on Tour 2024

Raumati, Hastings, Christchurch, Hamilton

16/02/2024 - 14/03/2024

"A joyful celebration..

"Will leave the audience captivated..

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Prima Facie

Wellington, Hamilton, Palmerston North

24/06/2023 - 26/05/2024

"Cracking courtroom tour-de-force mentally and emotionally spellbinding..

"A stunning and challenging night of theatre..

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Night Light

Auckland, Global, Rotorua, Hamilton

03/06/2022 - 17/08/2023

"Presented to a full house in Hamilton..

"Joy of watching the contrasting sequences, and the range of connecting movements..

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Dry Spell

Auckland, Hamilton, Hastings, Wellington, Whanganui

30/04/2022 - 18/05/2022

"The ego excesses of a Freddy Mercury..

"Playground for the audience...

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AN ILIAD

Hamilton, Dunedin

07/04/2018 - 19/02/2020

"Searingly, unforgettably relevant..

"Anti-war play memorable..

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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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MEASURE FOR MEASURE

Dunedin, Wellington, Napier, Nelson, Hamilton, Christchurch, New Plymouth

25/06/2019 - 07/09/2019

"Beautifully balances the comic and bawdy with the serious and heartfelt..

"An absolute masterclass in comedic Shakespearian performance..

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HAMLET

New Plymouth, Nelson, Napier, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton, Dunedin

25/06/2019 - 08/09/2019

"Slick production plays at a cracking pace..

"Triumphant revelling in challenges..

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HUDSON AND HALLS LIVE!

Hamilton

01/08/2019 - 11/08/2019

"Packed with laugh-out-loud moments..

THE MATARIKI GLOW SHOW

Rotorua, Hamilton, Wellington

27/05/2019 - 25/06/2022

"Strong performers and great bones..

"Wonderful story brought to life through puppetry..

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Michele and Jeremy ON THE ROAD

Hamilton, Akaroa, Queenstown

01/02/2019 - 27/02/2019

"National comedy treasures..

"They make us think as well as laugh..

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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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STATE HIGHWAY 48

Hamilton

23/02/2015 - 27/08/2016

"A cracker..

"Impressive, entertaining, witty..

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THE EXISTENTIALISTS SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR AUSTRALIA

Hamilton

09/03/2016 - 10/03/2016

"Doesn’t quite gel..

LEGENDARY DIVAS

Christchurch, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Invercargill, Wellington, Wanaka, Nelson

01/03/2015 - 16/02/2019

"Fills our heads and hearts with music..

"For old school song lovers everywhere..

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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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The Butler

Dunedin, Hamilton, Tauranga, Christchurch

09/06/2006 - 16/10/2010

"Dinner party evoked through dream-like logic, comedy, disturbances, visually rich mobile tableaux …..

"Magnificent!..

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