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Jerome Chandrahasen ON WORDS


07/05/2024 - 11/05/2024

"A phatic fifty minutes of social commentary..

1999: The Ultimate Prince Experience


07/05/2024 - 07/05/2024

"Good fun and if you enjoy Prince’s music, you’ll just love it..

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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Destiny's Cousin: The Reunion Spectacular


07/05/2024 - 09/05/2024

"Something for everyone who’s ever sung along to bubblegum pop in their bedroom..

Tom Sainsbury – The Man with the Cup From the Staffroom


07/05/2024 - 11/05/2024

"Like having a few wines and a laugh with particularly humorous colleague..

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..

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!..

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