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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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PIGS ON THE RUN

Auckland

23/04/2016 - 28/04/2016

"Totally ingenious and wildly funny..

"Family theatre for contemporary and urban kids..

OCCUPY: The Road to Joy

Auckland

13/04/2016 - 16/04/2016

"Textured, rich, nuanced, enthralling..

YOU CAN ALWAYS HAND THEM BACK

Auckland

02/04/2016 - 16/04/2016

"Generation Gap..

"Satire on ageing a bundle of joy..

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A MAN WALKS INTO A BAR

Auckland

24/03/2016 - 26/03/2016

"Challenging in all the right ways..

TITUS

Auckland

29/05/2013 - 20/03/2016

"Bad Taste..

"Outstanding..

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DUCK, DEATH AND THE TULIP

Wellington, Nelson, Tauranga, Edinburgh, Scotland, Christchurch, Auckland, Invercargill, Napier

18/03/2013 - 27/10/2018

"A theatrical gem for all ages..

"Delightful performance built on a serious fact of life..

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TWELFTH NIGHT

Auckland

20/02/2016 - 16/04/2016

"Drowning in Illyria..

"A truly ensemble production with some outstanding performances..

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PEOPLE LIKE US

Auckland

17/02/2016 - 21/02/2016

"Same but Different..

"Great first outing with happy endings gone mad..

LEGACY PROJECT 3

Auckland

09/02/2016 - 13/02/2016

"Something to truly treasure..

MUCH ADOE ABOUT NOTHING

Auckland

26/01/2016 - 21/02/2016

"Admirable maturity in excellent young assemblage..

"[There’s a double meaning in that!]..

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Auckland

16/12/2015 - 17/12/2015

"Blessings to all..

NIU SILA

Auckland

12/11/2015 - 14/11/2015

"Speaks for its own time and for today..

THE STRONGER After Strindberg

Auckland

28/10/2015 - 07/11/2015

"Intelligent, thoughtful and unashamedly serious when it needs to be..

THE FIRST 7500 DAYS OF MY LIFE

Auckland

10/10/2015 - 24/10/2015

"A quite exceptional experience..

THE 21ST NARCISSUS

Auckland

10/10/2015 - 24/10/2015

"‘Like’ | ‘Like’ | ‘Like’..

A FINE BALANCE

Auckland

08/10/2015 - 18/10/2015

"Horror, humour, wit and compassion..

THE VELVETEEN RABBIT

Auckland

26/09/2015 - 10/10/2015

"A richness and depth..

IF THERE’S NOT DANCING AT THE REVOLUTION, I’M NOT COMING…

Auckland, Wellington, Edinburgh, Scotland, Nelson, Invercargill

02/09/2015 - 10/05/2018

"A riot – in every sense..

"Uplifting despite harsh message..

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LYSISTRATA

Auckland

01/08/2015 - 23/08/2015

"Focus on inoffensive offensive farce..

"Make love... and theatre... not war..

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SIT ON IT

Auckland

10/07/2015 - 25/07/2015

"Stereotypes aplenty..

INKY PINKY PONKY

Auckland

10/07/2015 - 25/07/2015

"A modern day fairy tale with teeth and claws..

BED

Auckland

10/07/2015 - 25/07/2015

"Rich, cohesive, touching, profound, endlessly funny..

Ruia Te Kākano: HOKIA KI NGĀ MAUNGA – Return to the Mountains

Auckland

06/07/2015 - 11/07/2015

"Clear, captivating and witty weave of traditional and contemporary..

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