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LAVVIES 2

Dunedin

14/03/2024 - 17/03/2024

"The A Team is still terrific..

Dan Bain: Anxiety Knife

Dunedin

14/03/2024 - 16/03/2024

"An easy to recommend show..

LOST LEAR

Wellington

14/03/2024 - 17/03/2024

"A brilliant premise is found wanting..

"Astonishingly insightful, moving and surprising..

Gerard Dougherty - Jokes about Birds

Dunedin

14/03/2024 - 16/03/2024

"A lot of audience engagement..

BELLE - a performance of air.

Wellington

21/02/2022 - 17/03/2024

"Stunning lighting design offers many a trompe l’oeil ..

"Must see performance!..

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Leave To Enter

Wellington, Dunedin

07/03/2024 - 16/03/2024

"A masterclass in storytelling..

"Knows when to let the story flow between jokes..

An Almighty Yes

Wellington, Dunedin

27/02/2024 - 16/03/2024

"A Song and a (Dirty) Dance Make a New Kind of Cancer Narrative in An Almighty Yes..

"Illustrates an attitude, a lesson and a message ..

The Trial

Nelson

14/03/2024 - 18/03/2024

"Fast-paced, spirited adaptation of Kafka’s dystopian tale..

"Unique, powerful and truly memorable..

WHENUA

Wellington, Auckland

08/03/2024 - 12/04/2024

"Questions identity and ties to land...

"Embracing the passage of both story and abstraction..

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Ciggie Butts in the Sand

Wellington, Auckland

14/07/2021 - 06/03/2024

"Gentle nurturing within a grieving process...

"Planting seeds for impetus? Perhaps...

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Poets Before Me

Wellington

09/03/2024 - 09/03/2024

"Emotional, funny, moving, hypnotic, lyrical and profound ..

The Way We Wilt

Wellington

05/03/2024 - 09/03/2024

"The temporary nature of all things..

"An exploration bravely taken and staged..

Manifesto

Auckland

08/03/2024 - 10/03/2024

"Wild, unadulterated joy...

The Best Man Show

Wellington

07/03/2024 - 09/03/2024

"Offers slick, safe, fun, bonkers interactive joy..

"A powerful and welcome antidote to the nauseating “Love you bro” beer commercial..

Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express

Christchurch

02/03/2024 - 06/04/2024

"Dream cast and first-class surprises make Express an absolute triumph..

GRAVITY & GRACE

Wellington

07/03/2024 - 10/03/2024

"A triumphant portrayal of failure..

"Refreshing and reassuring insights into fallible humanity superbly presented..

The Best of Wet Soup

Wellington

07/03/2024 - 08/03/2024

"Chaotic fun to cleanse the pallet and keep you laughing..

The Butterfly Who Flew Into The Rave

Auckland, Wellington

20/02/2024 - 09/03/2024

"Marvellous simulation of a vigorous, volatile transcendent rave..

"Entirely cohesive, outstanding work..

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Te Tangi a te Tūī

Auckland

01/03/2024 - 10/03/2024

"We want more decolonial theatre..

"Te Tangi a te Tūī transcends language and leaves us in a state of blissful awe...

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