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TENSE

Nelson

26/10/2023 - 27/10/2023

"A deep and troubling story told with heart and eloquence..

RISE OF THE OLIVE

Nelson

24/10/2023 - 25/10/2023

"A whimsical, fantastical, somewhat non-sensical rollercoaster ride of absurd, surreal, sketch circus comedy..

THE SAVAGE COLONISER SHOW

Auckland, Wanaka, Nelson, Wellington

09/03/2023 - 02/03/2024

"Reveals the worst parts of the human condition, honestly, truthfully..

"Outstanding stage spectacle stimulates thought and debate about how we look at the past to define our future..

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AILMENTS

Nelson

21/10/2023 - 21/10/2023

"Unfiltered and unphased: a brave performer and musician with a big voice and great comic timing..

Mr & Mrs Macbeth of Dodson Valley Rd

Nelson

01/06/2023 - 15/06/2023

"Cracking new Kiwi take on The Bard has audience in stitches..

A NATURAL WOMAN: Celebrating the music of Carole King

Wellington, Nelson, Raumati

22/01/2022 - 06/05/2023

"An accomplished actor and pitch-perfect singer with backing that delivers a tight, slick, professional show..

"Music and banter to fill the soul and spread joy..

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Fever: Return of the Ula

Nelson

28/10/2022 - 29/10/2022

"Light-hearted and raunchy with a strong message..

THE KING OF TAKING

Dunedin, Nelson, Wellington

14/10/2022 - 25/03/2023

"Entertaining excellence that pricks the pretensions of those in power..

"Masterful miming and a theatre full of laughter..

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WINDING UP

Nelson

10/08/2021 - 14/08/2021

"Sweet and heart-warming stuff..

THE LOOK OF LOVE

Nelson, Wellington, Christchurch

14/03/2020 - 20/02/2021

"A vocal and dramatic masterclass of effortlessness..

"Genuine charm and vocal prowess..

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THE WONDERWOMBS

Blenheim, Nelson

23/10/2019 - 26/10/2019

"Strong, brave, beautiful and sometimes bizarre with a bold message..

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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THE CLEARING

Nelson, Wellington, Palmerston North, Auckland, New Plymouth, Christchurch

31/07/2019 - 02/11/2019

"A perplexing shadow world..

"Perplexing, intriguing, ambiguous, unknowable..

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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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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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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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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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Rhian Sheehan A QUIET DIVIDE

Nelson

20/10/2018 - 21/10/2018

"An ever-lasting gob-stopper..

WILD DOGS UNDER MY SKIRT

Auckland, Wellington, Wanaka, Kerikeri, Nelson, Christchurch, Gisborne, NYC, USA, Hamilton

26/09/2016 - 23/02/2020

"A glorious and passionate production..

"Invigorating ensemble work..

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ANN-DROID

Dunedin, Nelson, Havelock North

28/09/2018 - 19/10/2018

"Delightful and captivating..

"Outstanding use of animation and technology..

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LOBSTERS

Wellington, Nelson

21/10/2017 - 15/10/2018

"Passionate emotions surrealised..

"A brilliant exploration of the surreal..

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ROYAL NEW ZEALAND BALLET Classical & Contemporary Favourites

Nelson

13/10/2018 - 13/10/2018

"Strong and healthy troupe dances with energy and delight..

CUDO

Auckland, Nelson, Tauranga

14/10/2017 - 23/10/2017

"An incredible display of fitness..

"Standout lighting, dance under development..

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