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As You Like It


18/05/2023 - 27/05/2023


"Skilful integration of musical elements enhances the emotional depth and comedic moments, eliciting laughter, introspection and appreciation..

Maria Williams – ADHD... The Musical?!


16/05/2023 - 20/05/2023

"Grounded in a fervid, colourful and cartoonish vibe strongly reminiscent of after school TV and a vertiginous and cringey nostalgia..

Guy Montgomery – My Brain Is Blowing Me Crazy


17/05/2023 - 20/05/2023

"Very specific clever delivery and fantastic rapport with our audience..

Grace Jarvis – This Is The Last Goldfish That I Am Going To Eat For You


16/05/2023 - 20/05/2023

"Fascinating reflections on life, politics, childhood obsessions; the dysfunction and stickiness that comes with being a person..

Hoani Hotene, Danny Sewell & Booth The Clown – Really Good Normal Show


17/05/2023 - 20/05/2023

"You’ll leave feeling really good, if a little less normal..

Sax Appeal


17/05/2023 - 20/05/2023

"A funny, surprising, direct and outrageous tonic for a tough week..

James Nokise – Right About Now


16/05/2023 - 20/05/2023

"A superb show that uses comedy to explore a timeless human flaw and bring it home to now..

Brynley Stent – Frigid


16/05/2023 - 20/05/2023

"True or not, frigid or not, we laugh, enjoy and relate ..

James Mustapic – Into the Multi-Media-Verse


16/05/2023 - 20/05/2023

"Masterful comedy plus fascinating alter egos..

Nick Rado – Radology


16/05/2023 - 20/05/2023

"Heritage, health and generational humour plus ‘the perfect joke’..

The Big HOO-HAA! Pōneke (Hearts vs Bones)


13/05/2023 - 20/05/2023

"Zings with improvisational talent and is deeply, deeply funny..

Melanie Bracewell – Forget Me Not


13/05/2023 - 13/05/2023

"Presented with a delightful ease that belies the exquisite crafting of her thematically aligned comedic commentary..

THE COOL MUM: Jo Ghastly’s Guide to Parenting

Christchurch, Nelson, Wellington

03/07/2020 - 13/05/2023

"Provokes whoops of recognition, groans of sympathy and the buzz of knowing more about the teen..

"A real eye opener..


Lower Hutt, Paraparaumu, Palmerston North, Wellington, Upper Hutt

12/05/2023 - 21/05/2023

"Spiffingly good fun, genuinely rollicking, tuneful and a super intelligent update..

Romeo and Juliet 2023

Wellington, Auckland, Dunedin, Palmerston North

04/05/2023 - 03/06/2023

"A gripping romantic tale...

"Devote attention to the company’s past as well as to its future...

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Ray Shipley – Fifty Shades of Ray


09/05/2023 - 13/05/2023

"A glowing example of how comedy is about how you tell a story..

Sanjay Parbhu – Dope-Amine


10/05/2023 - 12/05/2023

"Clever premise and good stories could deliver more on the promise..



06/05/2023 - 03/06/2023

"A provocative dark comedy about the meaning of inheritance..

"Consistent excellence of the acting ensures it never outstays its welcome or overreaches its thought-provoking content..

Kura Forrester – Here If You Need


09/05/2023 - 13/05/2023

"Outrageous hilarity and a touch of poignance bring meaning to the cryptic title..

Abby Howells – La Soupco


09/03/2023 - 13/05/2023

"A lively and insightful ride, bouncing between two states of being..

Sri Nair – Upside Down


09/05/2023 - 13/05/2023

"Comedy gold from experiences as an immigrant, parental dismay and therapy sessions..

Tom Sainsbury – Gone Bananas


09/05/2023 - 13/05/2023

"Charming realism and warm-hearted humour..

Gabby Anderson – Bad(ish) Teacher

Wellington, Auckland

09/05/2023 - 27/05/2023

"Friendly, engaging, genuine and enthusiastically here for a good time..

"Verbal dexterity is a hallmark of her delivery, as are pause, pace and audience participation..

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