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He Aha Te Hau


29/04/2024 - 30/04/2024

"They maintain a beautiful hold over their deep pool of simmering ihi..

"'He Aha Te Hau' is an outstanding historic milestone as Ngāti Whātua share the history of their land and its…..

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - Live on Stage

Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch

23/04/2024 - 19/05/2024

"Ensemble work makes this Exotic production sing..

"A satirically amusing socio-political commentary..

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Mansfield Park

Wellington, Auckland

17/04/2024 - 21/04/2024

"A most ingenious contrivance - and Fanny is delightful!..

"In times of job cuts, genocide, and climate change, an adventure into the West is a lovely distraction...

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The Effect


16/04/2024 - 11/05/2024

"Who do we truly love and how do we know if we are happy? Good question!..

SCATTERGUN: After the Death of Rūaumoko

Auckland, Nelson

28/07/2022 - 04/05/2024

"The audience shout accolades, rising and roaring “Bravo, bravo”...

"A Shakespeare for all New Zealand..

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The Tempestuous

Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North

13/06/2023 - 21/04/2024

"Phenomenal energy, vivacity, versatility, inventiveness and humour..

"Wonderful word wrangling and expert audience interaction..

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Double Goer

Nelson, Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch

24/10/2023 - 27/04/2024

" Unravelling the power of the feminine..

"Brave and confronting and traumatizing...

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Wellington, Auckland

08/03/2024 - 12/04/2024

"The dislocations of contemporary life..

"Questions identity and ties to land...

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Still Lives


30/03/2024 - 30/03/2024

"A Provoking Bind of Art and Sport..

Good Breeding


26/03/2024 - 28/03/2024

"Well written with amusing asides and why aren't there savoury-flavoured condoms?..

ILL-Abilities: No Excuses, No Limits


23/03/2024 - 23/03/2024

"Striving towards limitless possibilities..



20/03/2024 - 24/03/2024

"Superpower - held in utopic limbo space..

"Boundary breaking on many levels; enriches our awareness..

Diptych: The missing door & The lost room


22/03/2024 - 24/03/2024

"Macabre humor and suspenseful anticipation..

The Sun and The Wind

Tauranga, Auckland

28/07/2023 - 24/03/2024

"Perfect performances enable audiences to consider the effects of intergenerational trauma..

"Inspired writing, great performances, and totally committed storytelling..

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O Le Pepelo, Le Gaoi Ma Le Pala'ai | The Liar, the Thief and the Coward

Wellington, Auckland

14/06/2023 - 23/03/2024

"Complex, rich, funny, and (at times) disturbing, 'O Le Pepelo, Le Gaoi, Ma Le Pala’ai ~ The Liar, The Thief,…..

"A rollercoaster from being shocked, to hysterically laughing to fighting back tears..

Our Jurisdiction

Auckland, Dunedin

19/09/2023 - 18/03/2024

"Tilting side to side like sailboats..

"Holds time hostage; a distortion reiterated in movement..

In the Name of the Son - The Gerry Conlon Story


14/03/2024 - 17/03/2024

"Unravels Conlon's imprisonment and the nature of the troubles in Northern Ireland..

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