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Prima Facie

Wellington, Hamilton, Palmerston North

24/06/2023 - 26/05/2024

"Cracking courtroom tour-de-force mentally and emotionally spellbinding..

"A stunning and challenging night of theatre..

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Alayne Dick – Purple is the Gayest Colour

Wellington

07/05/2024 - 11/05/2024

"Filled with heart and our hearts are full also..

LIGHT CYCLES

Wellington

11/05/2024 - 09/06/2024

"Wondrous, entrancing and delightful (or should that be enlightful?)..

Joana Joy: Standing Still

Wellington

29/06/2023 - 10/05/2024

"Bevy of excellent one liners and snazzy physicality..

"Fearless, playful, intriguing and refreshing..

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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Tough Tiger Fist – Star-Crossed Brothers

Wellington

07/05/2024 - 11/05/2024

"Tough Tiger Fist deliver a manic good time..

"Like a couple of seven-year-olds putting on a show at a family gathering..

End of Summer Time

Wellington

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..

Jerome Chandrahasen ON WORDS

Wellington

07/05/2024 - 11/05/2024

"A phatic fifty minutes of social commentary..

1999: The Ultimate Prince Experience

Hamilton

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

Wellington

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

Wellington

07/05/2024 - 11/05/2024

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

Advait Kirtikar – New Show, Who Dis?

Wellington

07/05/2024 - 11/05/2024

"Pleasantly simmering between nervous and flaring...

"Amusing and entertaining if blurred by pace..

2024 Best Foods Comedy Gala

Wellington

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..

I LOVE YOU G

Auckland

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

Auckland

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…..

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