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Pillow Fight

Wellington

10/03/2023 - 11/03/2023

"A beautifully presented engaging, involving, challenging, satisfying and almost cathartic experience..

Tierra y Mar '23

Wellington, Warkworth

25/02/2023 - 04/03/2023

"Spinning and pounding the stage floor with sustained passages of fast, syncopated jackhammer blows..

"A Flamenco journey into the depths of human emotion is performed to a sold out audience at this Fringe Festival triumph...

WALLACE – FULL SPECTRUM

Wellington

28/02/2023 - 28/02/2023

"Song, instrumentals and movement come together with joy..

MY GRANDFATHER IS A CANOE

Wellington

24/02/2023 - 26/02/2023

"Connecting the waters,  the oceans,  the heavens in poetry, script,  personal opinion and song, we are the wayfarers..

HELL SCHOOL: The Musical

Wellington

21/02/2023 - 23/02/2023

"Such fun, many laugh out loud moments, fantastic performances: a Fabulous Thing that deserves to be seen and enjoyed..

Dance Danced Dancing 2021

Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Hastings

29/07/2021 - 17/08/2021

"It is a suspensive sculptural experience...

"Stripping back of the so-called real and metaphoric smoke and mirrors...

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THE KEYS ARE IN THE MARGARINE a verbatim play about dementia

Arrowtown, Wellington, Dunedin, Waiheke Island, Whangarei

02/10/2019 - 11/09/2022

"Deeply confronting and moving..

"A gentle, well-crafted handling of a scary, sad, interesting and heartbreaking topic..

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RIGOLETTO

Wellington

23/08/2019 - 31/08/2019

"Focussed and fabulous..

CELLFISH

Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Palmerston North, Gisborne

08/03/2017 - 15/10/2019

"A standout in a shimmering sea of wonderful presentations and productions..

"A superbly performed prison pas de deu..

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THE MĀORI SIDESTEPS

Wellington, Havelock North, Nelson, Invercargill, Kerikeri, Palmerston North

15/06/2017 - 09/06/2021

"Highlighting inequity through comedy..

"An amazing show – a must see..

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PŌHUTU

Wellington, Auckland, Rotorua

06/06/2019 - 15/09/2023

"We are transported to life at Whakarewarewa. Puarenga stream, bubbles and water...

"Tangible and intangible landscapes reimagined..

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SHEL WE?

Wellington, Gisborne, Palmerston North, Hastings

12/12/2018 - 19/10/2020

"Gently woven story, precise and fluid dancing..

"Playful, poignant, ambiguous …..

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Alice in Wonderland

Wellington, Dunedin

07/04/2019 - 12/04/2019

"Perectly Wonderland-ish..

"Frivolous, frothy Aussie fun..

THE GOBLIN MARKET

Tauranga, Auckland, Wellington, Nelson

22/10/2016 - 18/04/2019

"'Can I Touch You?'..

"Entertaining and sublimely moving..

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BLACK DOG

Wellington

10/07/2018 - 17/03/2019

"Relevant, real, responsible..

"An exquisitely crafted live entertainment experience..

SWAMP JUICE

Wellington

09/03/2019 - 16/03/2019

"Shriekingly delightful..

STACK THAT BASS

Wellington

06/03/2019 - 07/03/2019

"Infectious pleasure in exploring skills..

MADAM BUTTERFLY

Wellington

16/11/2018 - 24/11/2018

"Yet another fantastic production from Eternity Opera..

A TRULY MOMENTOUS OCCASION The NZIF Gala

Wellington

20/10/2018 - 20/10/2018

"A stimulating taster..

Born out of Curiosity

Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington

23/11/2017 - 06/10/2018

"Cohesive and committed..

"Beautiful work, engaging performance..

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KORORĀREKA: THE BALLAD OF MAGGIE FLYNN

Auckland, Bay of Islands, Kerikeri, Whangarei, Napier, Wellington, Tauranga

09/06/2017 - 12/09/2018

"A smooth, masterful, playful, dangerous ride..

"A romp through ‘herstory’ with potent moments..

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NO HOLDS BARD

Wellington, Auckland, Edinburgh, Scotland, Dunedin, Waiheke Island, Havelock North, Hamilton, Tauranga

16/05/2013 - 11/08/2018

"Cleverly written and performed with consummate skill..

"Excites and delights..

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