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Ballroom Blitz

Wellington

04/06/2024 - 04/06/2024

"Smooth as cutting butter with a warm knife..

Transmission: Beta

Wellington

18/05/2024 - 15/06/2024

"Living inside history: a chic and powerful success..

"Play offers window into unprocessed pandemic memories..

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Le comte Ory (The Count Ory)

Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch

30/05/2024 - 29/06/2024

"A comedy of disguises..

"NZ Opera delights with fun, fizzing farce..

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Advait Kirtikar – New Show, Who Dis?

Wellington

07/05/2024 - 11/05/2024

"Pleasantly simmering between nervous and flaring...

"Amusing and entertaining if blurred by pace..

Gormless

Auckland

23/05/2024 - 25/05/2024

"Joel gives his audience more than their ticket price worth of entertainment. He gives a next level performance. He gives…..

We Have Boys at Home

Hamilton

29/05/2024 - 01/06/2024

"Strong actors, a robust script, an intelligent production..

DIRTY WORK - An Ode to Joy

Auckland, Nelson, Christchurch, Wellington, Tauranga, Hamilton, New Plymouth

16/06/2023 - 25/05/2024

"Joy is at the heart of this feel-good comedy and important social critique..

"Sisyphus myth hits home hard yet something doesn’t quite land..

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Femme Natale - The Queen Years

Wellington

28/05/2024 - 01/06/2024

"Fun and refreshing, lightly enticing us to think while letting us relax and enjoy..

Iphigeneia at Aulis

Wellington

28/05/2024 - 01/06/2024

"Draws audience deep into throat-clutching, trancelike territory..

H.R. The Musical

Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington

01/02/2024 - 22/05/2024

"Every song and scene is immaculately written, rehearsed and delivered..

"Riotous send-up of corporate culture...

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Swan Lake - The Royal NZ Ballet

Wellington, Dunedin, Christchurch, Auckland

18/07/2013 - 05/05/2024

"Freshness and immediacy of a newly minted work..

"Sumptuous production..

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CONSTELLATIONS

Dunedin

23/05/2024 - 01/06/2024

"Stellar!..

Wilson Dixon – Love Don't Live Here Anymore, You Do

Wellington, Dunedin

16/05/2024 - 22/05/2024

"Effortless wit..

"A huge amount to savour in this performance..

Farce Onion 2024

Wellington

21/05/2024 - 25/05/2024

"Bold and zingy character work makes it so endearing..

Puka

Wellington

21/05/2024 - 25/05/2024

"Throwaway lines have the impact of comedic depth charges ..

Jak Darling: A Muse

Wellington

21/05/2024 - 25/05/2024

"Linguistic tricks, quips, puns and witty anecdotes: life-affirming and ever hopeful..

Mr & Mrs Macbeth of Heathcote Valley Road

Christchurch

18/05/2024 - 22/06/2024

"Smart, funny and delivered by consummate professionals...

El Jaguar Book (Fight) Club

Auckland

21/05/2024 - 25/05/2024

"The rules of Book (Fight) Club insist I say nothing but this show is too funny to stick to the…..

Pick and Mix 2

Auckland

16/05/2024 - 18/05/2024

"A review-style show full of astute insights from three unique and talented comedians...

Samantha Hannah – Female Lady Women Comedians

Wellington

23/05/2023 - 18/05/2024

"Not just for female lady women comedians..

"A warm hug of distinct but recognisable personalities..

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