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Advait Kirtikar – New Show, Who Dis?


07/05/2024 - 11/05/2024

"Pleasantly simmering between nervous and flaring...

"Amusing and entertaining if blurred by pace..

2024 Best Foods Comedy Gala


04/05/2024 - 04/05/2024

"Local acts hold their own in mixtape of comedy..

"An hilarious evening of bubbly artists trying their luck at gauging a giggle..

Swan Lake - The Royal NZ Ballet

Wellington, Dunedin, Christchurch, Auckland

18/07/2013 - 05/05/2024

"Freshness and immediacy of a newly minted work..

"Sumptuous production..

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End of Summer Time


04/05/2024 - 09/06/2024

"Rutherford superb in latest play in ‘Dickie’ saga..

"Amusement, laughter, gasps and ‘oof’s at the slings and arrows launched by life..



01/05/2024 - 11/05/2024

"A heartfelt testament to the enduring power of human connection..

"High energy, emotive, honest, sharp, clear, concise, fast-paced, physical, spartan and full of love..

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…..

Mum's Vege Patch - Development Season


25/04/2024 - 27/04/2024

"A thoughtful and necessary piece that allows us all to explore our relationship with grief..

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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Wellington Preview Show 2024


24/04/2024 - 24/04/2024

"The Comedy Festival is a smorgasbord. Come along and sample...

Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812


20/04/2024 - 05/05/2024

"Jump in, hold on and enjoy the ride..

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!..

Kinky Boots


19/04/2024 - 04/05/2024

"High octane, heartwarming entertainment...

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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Takaka, Wellington

06/07/2022 - 11/05/2024

"A fantastically engaging collection of slapstick adventures..

"An inspiring, classic, relevant, hilarious plea for empathy..

Queer Deportment


20/04/2024 - 20/04/2024

"An ordinary morning turns into a queer festival..


Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington

09/04/2024 - 21/04/2024

"Universal themes, experiences and emotions that resonate deeply..

"Richly created ode to the power of the storyteller..

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