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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…..

Mum's Vege Patch - Development Season

Wellington

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

Wellington

24/04/2024 - 24/04/2024

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

Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Wellington

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

Auckland

16/04/2024 - 11/05/2024

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

Kinky Boots

Christchurch

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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THE GOLDEN ASS

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

Dunedin

20/04/2024 - 20/04/2024

"An ordinary morning turns into a queer festival..

HELIOS

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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ME AND MY NANA

Christchurch

02/11/2019 - 14/04/2024

"Me and my Nana – an adorable story about very special relationship..

"Gentle, whimsical and wholesome..

A Paintbox of Clowns KidzStuff

Wellington

13/04/2024 - 20/04/2024

"Entertains, inspires and brings smiles to all..

"Impressive skills and a lesson for all coalitions..

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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Aya and the Butterfly

Wellington

13/04/2024 - 27/04/2024

"Heartfelt storytelling, breathtaking puppetry, universal themes..

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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WHENUA

Wellington, Auckland

08/03/2024 - 12/04/2024

"The dislocations of contemporary life..

"Questions identity and ties to land...

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