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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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I Want To Be Happy

Auckland, Wellington

18/08/2023 - 30/09/2023

"Leaves its audience very happy at having engaged with another Nightsong treasure..

"A transformative experience, a total delight, undeniably emotionally moving, gut-wrenchingly funny..

Company B – “I Am A Renaissance”

Auckland

19/07/2023 - 23/07/2023

"A profoundly captivating dance show ..

Prima Facie - Auckland

Auckland

21/06/2023 - 02/07/2023

"Kupe’s outstanding performance dissects painfully topical and relevant issues...

SKYDUCK: A CHINESE SPY COMEDY

Auckland, Wellington

14/03/2023 - 27/05/2023

"A consummate comedian with an unashamedly unique performance brings pure joy..

"A fun chance to watch a talented performer challenge himself to hit every mark at top speed..

HELLO DARKNESS

Auckland

23/08/2022 - 28/08/2022

"Three men at the top of their game..

DAYBREAK ESTATE

Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland

08/02/2022 - 09/04/2022

"A fanfare to chaos..

"Relentless nihilist optimism...

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PORK AND POLL TAXES 人頭猪税

Auckland

10/08/2021 - 14/08/2021

"Pulled from the Past..

"Hits the mark in recreating an essential slice of the NZ identity..

EDWA 2020: Rebecca Jensen and val smith

Auckland

03/12/2020 - 03/12/2020

"Some fragmented thoughts and notes on The Effect..

"[collated audience responses]..

EDWA 2020: Katrina Bastian and Julia Harvie

Auckland

05/12/2020 - 05/12/2020

"Streaming consciousness, intensity exercises..

EDWA 2020: Zahra Killeen-Chance and Neza Jamnikar

Auckland

04/12/2020 - 04/12/2020

"Mining form in triple bill..

EDWA 2020: Assistir árvores

Auckland

05/12/2020 - 05/12/2020

"Language to land, the land, landing, landscape… landed..

EDWA 2020: Kyah Dove

Auckland

04/12/2020 - 04/12/2020

"Magical mermaid beings..

EDWA 2020: David Huggins and Caitlin Davey

Auckland

03/12/2020 - 03/12/2020

"The transformative power of frames in art making..

EDWA 2020: Amber Liberte and Fa'asu Afoa-Purcell

Auckland

02/12/2020 - 02/12/2020

"A thought arises......

EDWA 2020: Kelly Nash - Body I(s)land

Auckland

02/12/2020 - 02/12/2020

"A response to Kelly Nash Body I(s)land..

EDWA 2020: Joanne Hobern and Jazmine Rose-Phillips

Auckland

01/12/2020 - 01/12/2020

"Magnificent Violent Sparkles..

EDWA 2020 - Virginia Kennard and Charles Koroneho

Auckland

01/12/2020 - 01/12/2020

"Limbo/Tick, tick, tick..

PETER AND THE WOLF

Wellington, Auckland

09/11/2017 - 18/03/2018

"Modern puppet show tells simple story in a complex way..

"Mystery and magical adventure in full visual and aural splendour..

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THE DUNSTAN CREEK HAUNTING

Christchurch, Dunedin, Invercargill, Auckland, Nelson, Wellington

16/04/2016 - 20/07/2019

"Kiwi ghost story with an eerie twist gets audience jumping..

"Entertainingly chill..

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