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TE WHEKE

Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Whangarei, Hastings, Palmerston North, Dunedin

11/06/2021 - 19/10/2022

"A Graceful Whakapapa..

"Te Wheke Has Many Tendrils..

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SINGLE ASIAN FEMALE

Auckland

29/04/2021 - 15/05/2021

"A Celebration..

"Witty exposé of more than a few home truths..

THE HAKA PARTY INCIDENT

Auckland, Wellington, Rotorua, Christchurch

30/03/2021 - 11/11/2023

"The Haka Party Incident – bold, ferocious, essential viewing..

"Me hoki whakamuri kia anga whakamua: Look to the past to move boldly to the future...

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UNDERCURRENT

Raumati, Tauranga, Auckland, New Plymouth, Christchurch, Wellington

24/10/2020 - 12/11/2020

"Blistering new dance works..

"Wariness, disconnection, and partying with careless abandon..

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48 NIGHTS ON HOPE STREET

Auckland

16/09/2020 - 20/09/2020

"An abstract, energised focus on human intimacy..

BLACK LOVER

Hastings, Auckland

09/09/2020 - 21/10/2020

"A tense, funny, brilliantly political narrative..

"Unearthing the realities of Anti-Black Racism..

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STILL LIFE WITH CHICKENS

Dunedin, Wellington, Palmerston North, Auckland, Napier

07/04/2018 - 13/09/2020

"A simple slice-of-life story told well..

"A charming story not afraid to confront difficult themes..

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THE CLEARING

Nelson, Wellington, Palmerston North, Auckland, New Plymouth, Christchurch

31/07/2019 - 02/11/2019

"A perplexing shadow world..

"Perplexing, intriguing, ambiguous, unknowable..

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LEECHES

Auckland

07/06/2019 - 07/06/2019

"Outstanding performances in dance debut..

"Alluring imagery, skilful choreography..

MEERA

Auckland

31/05/2019 - 02/06/2019

"Sparkling love..

AS IT STANDS

Auckland

08/03/2019 - 10/03/2019

"Turmoil and wonder..

JOAN

Wellington, Auckland

20/01/2018 - 24/02/2019

"In the Light of Day..

"Leaves you entertained and moved and perhaps thankful..

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Black Grace CRYING MEN

Auckland, Porirua

06/09/2018 - 21/09/2018

"Black Grace + Friends..

"Polish and panache..

SISTER ACT The Musical

Auckland

25/11/2017 - 16/12/2017

"Actors shine as Sister Act takes to stage..

"Nun better as an end-of year tonic..

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