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THE BOOK ADDICT

Wellington, Palmerston North, Nelson

30/08/2022 - 28/03/2023

"It may not be stranger than fiction, but it’s certainly better!..

"Genuine, intimate and honest with many real, raw moments..

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THE BICYCLE & THE BUTCHER’S DAUGHTER

Palmerston North, Nelson, Wellington

10/09/2020 - 11/11/2023

"The totality is inspiring – not least as a superb example of the ephemeral alchemy of live theatre..

"An entertaining ride across bike-break mountain..

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SPRING AWAKENING

Palmerston North

22/10/2019 - 26/10/2019

"Challenging subjects and language delivered with aplomb..

The Molly Mustard Show A SPACE ODDITY AND BEYOND

Palmerston North

13/10/2018 - 13/10/2018

"Undeniable talents deserve better structure..

PERIOD.

Wellington, Palmerston North

11/10/2018 - 23/03/2019

"Everyone deserves to see this – period...

"Hysterically funny in places; beautiful in others..

G+FORCE

Wellington, Palmerston North

28/06/2018 - 09/10/2018

"Sheer chutzpah – brave and enjoyable..

"Seems to have found the sweet spot..

DAUGHTERS

Palmerston North

03/10/2018 - 06/10/2018

"Quirky, nuanced, genuinely personal and sometimes painful..

MEASURE FOR MEASURE

Palmerston North

07/08/2018 - 11/08/2018

"The action moves along well..

PROOF

Auckland, Palmerston North

26/10/2016 - 11/11/2017

"A lovely play, wonderfully told..

"Intelligent, funny, hip and a joy to watch..

CHATROOM

Palmerston North

18/10/2017 - 21/10/2017

"Engaging and provocative..

CYNTHIA & GERTIE GO BAROQUE!

Palmerston North, Wellington

20/09/2017 - 23/12/2017

"Go for baroque, Kiwi style..

"Funny, frolicking and fabulous..

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HOW I MET MY FATHER

Wellington, Auckland, Palmerston North

19/02/2017 - 09/08/2017

"Unvarnished, soul-sharing honesty..

"Impressive guts, flare and skills..

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THE AUTHORISED BOOTLEG TOUR

Palmerston North

11/07/2017 - 12/07/2017

"A perfect way to liven up a dull, cold week..

Alexander Sparrow is DE SADE

Wellington, Auckland, Palmerston North

19/02/2014 - 07/10/2018

"Hilarious and delightful debauchery..

"Very inventive..

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ENIGMA

Wellington, Auckland, Palmerston North

09/08/2016 - 07/07/2017

"Infectious energy and flirtations..

"Serving the ‘copulāre ergo sum’ niche..

Alexander Sparrow is DJ TRUMP

Auckland, Palmerston North, Wellington

24/05/2017 - 07/10/2018

"Irresistible..

"Captivating showmanship in presenting the offensive, confrontational and piteous..

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LARGER THAN LIFE an adventure of epic proportions

Palmerston North, Wellington, Auckland

08/06/2017 - 01/07/2017

"A real trip down memory lane..

"Hilarious and poignant cultural, historical and socio-political reverie..

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DEAD DADS CLUB

Palmerston North, Wellington, Dunedin

06/04/2017 - 13/03/2018

"Dances between objective honesty and pure love for her father’s conflicting sides..

"About as life affirming as you could imagine..

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MY WAY OR THE HEMINGWAY

Palmerston North, Auckland

05/05/2017 - 20/05/2017

"Clever and well-polished..

THE PRESIDENT

Hamilton, Palmerston North, Wellington, Auckland

26/10/2016 - 12/11/2016

"The Future is Now..

"Funny, clever, depressing..

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LOLA’S GRAVE MISTAKE

Palmerston North, Wellington

15/09/2016 - 10/02/2018

"Delights and provokes..

"Sympathy, magic and laughs..

WHEN WE DEAD AWAKEN

Wellington, Palmerston North, Dunedin

19/02/2016 - 01/10/2016

"A rarefied atmosphere of psychological and metaphysical intrigue..

"Passion and commitment..

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BARE

Auckland, Palmerston North

26/05/2016 - 12/08/2016

"Beautiful, funny and real with glimpses of sad..

"Less is More..

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