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Lexie has been active in the professional performing arts since 1970, joining the Theatre Corporate company under Raymond Hawthorne in 1976 where she remained as a member of the company until April 1979. Following seasons at The Fortune and at Centrepoint she formed her own company based at Whanganui’s Four Seasons Theatre specialising in performances of New Zealand works in schools for young people as well as main bill productions.

Moving then to Kirikiriroa Hamilton and later to Ōtautahi Christchurch, Lexie formed Troupers Live Theatrix based at The Arts Centre of Christchurch and, while continuing to tour schools, she created many main bill productions and, until 1998, ran a small theatre school.

Lexie was a member of the Christchurch Theatre Trust Board for eight years, acted in numerous productions at the Court Theatre, completed four terms on the NZ Theatre Federation National Executive and eight years as Deputy Chair of the Christchurch Community Arts Council.

Following funded travel to the UK, EU, US, and Canada to study Shakespeare production, she settled in Auckland and took up the role of Business Manager at Auckland University’s Maidment Theatre. After eight years in this role Lexie was appointed Senior Lecturer at Auckland University of Technology leading the Event Management academic programmes until 2016 when she added the role of Academic Equity Leader to her portfolio.

Lexie began her reviewing work with the Whanganui Chronicle in 1980 and has since reviewed for The Listener, The Christchurch Star, The Christchurch Press (five years) and for www.gaynz.com. She has reviewed for Theatreview since 2009 and has been Associate Editor (Auckland) since 2022.

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THE BEST IS YET TO COME – A Queer Magic Show

Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington

08/02/2023 - 25/03/2023

"Delightful, inspiring and powerful proof we all deserve magic in our lives..

"A thoroughly enjoyable evening performed by a talented and capable artist..

SKIN HUNGER

Auckland

07/02/2023 - 10/02/2023

"A story for all of us performed by artists with the gift of sublime comic timing and a deep understanding…..

HELLO DARKNESS

Auckland

23/08/2022 - 28/08/2022

"Three men at the top of their game..

THE LIFE OF GALILEO

Auckland

24/06/2021 - 10/07/2021

"See it for vision, genius, and the selfless humanity of good theatre..

BLINDNESS

Auckland

11/05/2021 - 16/05/2021

"Complex, disturbing and accessible..

Mo and Jess Kill Susie - E Kore A Muri E Hokia

Kaitaia, Whangarei, Auckland

26/04/2017 - 01/07/2017

"Frighteningly real..

"Challenging, gripping, spine-chilling..

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HEAVEN AND EARTH – RANGI & PAPA

Auckland, Kerikeri

26/06/2017 - 08/06/2018

"A garden of unearthly delights..

"Charming, fun and not to be found anywhere else in the world..

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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JINGLES – THE MUSICAL

Wellington, Auckland

12/03/2015 - 17/06/2017

"A good, solid kick in the culture..

"A winner..

POWER BALLAD

Auckland

06/06/2017 - 17/06/2017

"Pure performance art delivered by a superbly talented artist..

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL

Auckland

13/10/2016 - 06/11/2016

"Class Sha in Class Gaff..

"A story of triumph over adversity..

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Strange and Wonderful Programme B

Auckland

23/09/2016 - 25/09/2016

"Impressive scripts..

Strange and Wonderful Programme A

Auckland

22/09/2016 - 25/09/2016

"Considerable scope and potential..

HOOK-UP BOYS

Auckland

20/09/2016 - 24/09/2016

"A Satyrical Satire..

"Fabulous, fragile, raw, vulnerable, unique …..

Short+Sweet Theatre 2016 – Gala Final

Auckland

18/09/2016 - 18/09/2016

"Some seriously inventive stuff..

Short+Sweet Theatre 2016 – Season 2

Auckland

13/09/2016 - 17/09/2016

"Mostly sophisticated and well-crafted with often quite exceptional performances..

SHORT+SWEET THEATRE 2016 – Season 1

Auckland

06/09/2016 - 10/09/2016

"A mixed bag of all-sorts..

YOURS TRULY

Auckland, Waiheke Island, Hamilton

26/02/2016 - 16/07/2016

"Superior literary flourishes..

"Definitive horrific exposé..

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THE ISLAND

Auckland

28/06/2016 - 01/07/2016

"Wonder-filled, poetic, engaging, profound and funny..

FOUR FLAT WHITES IN ITALY

Auckland

18/06/2016 - 25/06/2016

"Nuanced plot generates empathy..

THE WINTER’S TALE

Auckland

11/06/2016 - 18/06/2016

"Incredible interactive physicality and a rich psychology..

AS YOU LIKE IT

Auckland

10/06/2016 - 17/06/2016

"Quality experience for all..

“ZE”: QUEER AS F*CK!

Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin

12/03/2016 - 18/03/2017

"An endless rollercoaster of self-discovery and acceptance..

"“Everyone needs to see this show”..

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