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Kinky Boots

Christchurch

19/04/2024 - 04/05/2024

"High octane, heartwarming entertainment...

My Fair Lady

Christchurch

21/09/2023 - 30/09/2023

"A recommended evening out for classic musical theatre fans of all ages...

Much Ado About Nothing

Christchurch

17/08/2023 - 19/08/2023

"A vibrant Shakespearean romp, made modern and accessible..

COSÌ FAN TUTTE

Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch

31/05/2023 - 02/07/2023

"Directorial insight and superbly balanced singing delivered with confidence and relish..

"Sparkling, sophisticated artifice..

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DIRTY WORK - An Ode to Joy

Auckland, Nelson, Christchurch, Wellington, Tauranga

16/06/2023 - 20/08/2023

"Indian Ink does it again…. Delightful on all levels..

"Strong character archetypes, serious misunderstandings, linguistic hijinks, physical misadventures, a touch of pathos and a heart-warming denouement..

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Romeo and Juliet 2023

Wellington, Auckland, Dunedin, Christchurch, Palmerston North

04/05/2023 - 03/06/2023

"A gripping romantic tale...

"Devote attention to the company’s past as well as to its future...

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BEAUTY & THE BEAST The Pantomime

Wellington, Christchurch

01/12/2022 - 18/12/2022

"High energy, joyful, faultlessly on point plus non-stop dad jokes and a dog with a bladder condition..

"Funny and fantabulous fairytale spreads the joy..

Tutus on Tour 2022

Dunedin, Christchurch, Auckland, Tauranga, Napier, Palmerston North, Wellington

07/10/2022 - 09/11/2022

"An Eclectic Programme With Flare and Versatility..

"Tutus a mixed bill..

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CINDERELLA

Napier, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch

03/08/2022 - 28/08/2022

"Cinderella - what ‘happily ever after’ means in the twenty-first century..

"Cinderella - stylish and glamorous, with the feeling of 60’s retro Chanel and Dior..

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The Firebird

Dunedin, Wellington, Christchurch, Palmerston North, Auckland

29/07/2021 - 02/09/2021

"The triumph of renewal and creativity over devastation...

"Brave, innovative and welcome..

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Giselle

Wellington, Auckland, Palmerston North, Christchurch, Napier, Dunedin

12/05/2021 - 09/06/2021

"It would have been a mistake, however, to have left at the interval..

"“Ballets are the dreams of poets taken seriously”..

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THE BREAD & CIRCUS FESTIVAL GALA 2021

Christchurch

17/01/2021 - 17/01/2021

THE BREAD & CIRCUS KIDS COMEDY GALA

Christchurch

17/01/2021 - 17/01/2021

CINDERELLA

Christchurch

15/12/2020 - 20/12/2020

"Christchurch falls in love with the entire cast..

The Ryman Healthcare season of The Sleeping Beauty

Palmerston North, Wellington, Dunedin, Christchurch, Auckland, Invercargill, Napier

29/10/2020 - 06/12/2020

"An evening at the ballet..

"A ballet with lockdown at its centre..

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THE SHOWS MUST GO ON The Best of Broadway

Gisborne, Christchurch

24/09/2020 - 25/10/2020

"The top end of musical theatre..

"THE SHOWS MUST GO ON..

THE BIG FESTIVAL GALA 2020 Second Half

Christchurch

09/02/2020 - 09/02/2020

"Leaves a very favourable impression..

THE BIG FESTIVAL GALA 2020 First Half

Christchurch

25/01/2020 - 25/01/2020

"A mixed bag in terms of consistent quality and entertainment value..

HANSEL AND GRETEL (RNZB)

Wellington, Palmerston North, Napier, Christchurch, Auckland, Dunedin

06/11/2019 - 29/10/2023

"Serious themes at the heart...

"Vale Jon T. Thank you...

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BOLD MOVES

Palmerston North, Dunedin, Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, Napier

16/08/2019 - 14/09/2019

"Delish-ish..

"Outrageously good..

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HAMLET

New Plymouth, Nelson, Napier, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton, Dunedin

25/06/2019 - 08/09/2019

"Slick production plays at a cracking pace..

"Triumphant revelling in challenges..

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MEASURE FOR MEASURE

Dunedin, Wellington, Napier, Nelson, Hamilton, Christchurch, New Plymouth

25/06/2019 - 07/09/2019

"Beautifully balances the comic and bawdy with the serious and heartfelt..

"An absolute masterclass in comedic Shakespearian performance..

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