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Vismaya : Celebration

Auckland, Hamilton, Lower Hutt, Nelson, Christchurch

29/06/2024 - 06/07/2024

"Immediacy, vitality of the performance, captivating..

"Dancers are galvanised into brilliance..

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TOLU

Auckland

27/06/2024 - 27/06/2024

"Pasifika journey of the heart...

Le comte Ory (The Count Ory)

Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch

30/05/2024 - 29/06/2024

"A production of fizzing vitality and imaginative presentation...

"A comedy of disguises..

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Wahine Mātātoa: the (mostly) true story of Erihāpeti Pātahi

Dunedin

21/06/2024 - 23/06/2024

"Comedy protects audience from our painful history of (ongoing) colonisation and sexism..

"Beautifully encapsulates the binding power of whakapapa to connect us through time..

How to Build a Gate

Dunedin

22/06/2024 - 22/06/2024

"A story for our time..

The Tīwhas: A Matariki Spectacular

Wellington

19/06/2024 - 29/06/2024

"Flamboyant, lush and absolutely rooted in truth, heart and love..

Red, White, and Brass

Auckland

18/06/2024 - 07/07/2024

"A big dose of sunshine that you cannot allow to exist without you...

Nicola Cheeseman is Back

Auckland

19/06/2024 - 07/07/2024

"Rimmer's delightful, straight-talking character explores how women are perceived in society as they age..

Prima Facie

Auckland

18/06/2024 - 22/06/2024

"Sublime storytelling shaped for us by a theatre genius. A gift without ego...

Heartbreak Hotel

Hastings, Wellington

26/10/2023 - 23/06/2024

"Heartbreak captivatingly explored with humanity, humour and songs..

"Nuanced and powerful; hilarious, heartwarming and moving. You won’t leave heartbroken ..

Hector

Wellington

18/06/2024 - 22/06/2024

"An adventurous challenge mostly met..

MOANA Showcase 2024

Auckland

15/06/2024 - 15/06/2024

"A meeting place, the space-between, the Wā/Vā,..

Subtle Dances

Auckland, Dunedin

15/03/2021 - 15/04/2021

"The audience collectively captivated and spellbound..

"Whoops and whistles of delight..

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The Tempest

Dunedin

13/06/2024 - 16/06/2024

"Pure delight..

Skin Hunger - Solo

Hastings, Auckland, New Plymouth

27/10/2023 - 15/06/2024

"A cathartic experience of self-expression, self-exploration and self-forgiveness..

"‘Skin Hunger-Solo’, seen through a new lens, should be on your ‘must-see’ list. It's great work!..

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WINK by Jen Silverman

Auckland

11/06/2024 - 15/06/2024

"Executes on the philosophy of theatre as psycho-drama as though it were a manifesto ..

Cubbin Concert

Christchurch

13/06/2024 - 16/06/2024

"Fun, silliness and an unexpected new ear worm...

Weredingo

Auckland

06/06/2024 - 07/06/2024

"The ground is alive with ceremony..

GURU OF CHAI

Auckland & Wellington, Wellington, Nelson, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Wanaka, Auckland, NYC, USA, Christchurch, Raumati

11/02/2010 - 11/08/2024

"Indelible performance: balletic, orchestral, disciplined and captivating..

"Polished expertise, inimitable direction, 'a wonder in spades'...

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