New Athenaeum Theatre, 24 The Octagon

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Reviews of productions held at New Athenaeum Theatre, 24 The Octagon

HELIOS

Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington

09/04/2024 - 21/04/2024

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

"A masterpiece of story-telling; a life-affirming love song to humanity..

THERAPY

Dunedin

21/03/2024 - 23/03/2024

"Celebrating the messiness of personhood with compassion and care..

Space Invaders

Dunedin

19/03/2024 - 20/03/2024

"Making hysterectomies hysterical..

An Almighty Yes

Wellington, Dunedin

27/02/2024 - 16/03/2024

"A Song and a (Dirty) Dance Make a New Kind of Cancer Narrative in An Almighty Yes..

"Illustrates an attitude, a lesson and a message ..

We, The Outsiders

Wellington, Dunedin

31/01/2024 - 17/03/2024

"Contends with the Responsibility of Staging Real Stories..

"Some stories are happy, some are sad, all are important..

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Our Jurisdiction

Auckland, Dunedin

19/09/2023 - 18/03/2024

"Tilting side to side like sailboats..

"Holds time hostage; a distortion reiterated in movement..

Stupid F**king Bird

Dunedin

24/08/2023 - 26/08/2023

"Mainly youthful performers clearly relish the challenges..

How to Cook a Kiwi: Laura Bruce's "N to Z" of Aotearoa

Wellington, Dunedin

01/03/2022 - 23/06/2023

"Laura Bruce has a Recipe for Laughter..

The Many Deaths of Jeff Goldblum

Dunedin

23/03/2023 - 25/03/2023

"Surreal, slightly dystopian comedy could use some further development..

Lessons Learned From Hannibal Lecter

Dunedin

19/03/2023 - 22/03/2023

"A cracker of a comedy..

Flow

Wellington, Dunedin

05/03/2023 - 19/03/2023

"A poignant exploration of love, death, grief, and what it means to live a life that subverts expectations..

"If the purpose is to set us adrift in a Limbo where things that may once have seemed important are…..

Out at Sea

Dunedin

20/03/2023 - 22/03/2023

"Polished and energetic..

THE SENSEMAKER

Wellington, Dunedin

28/02/2023 - 25/03/2023

"Unique, complex, enigmatic - don't miss it..

"Fascinatingly unpredictable - a one in a thousand performance..

Matt and Ben

Dunedin

26/05/2022 - 28/05/2022

"New theatre company makes a splash with rollicking comedy..

"Polished, Funny and Believable..

GASLIGHT ME

Dunedin, Wellington

23/03/2022 - 04/03/2023

"An extremely intelligent, insightful and entertaining exposé of a persistent psychological condition..

"A scintillating production - both ebullient and subtle..

AGENTS PROVOCATEURS

Wellington, Dunedin

22/02/2022 - 15/09/2022

"Incredibly powerful with a charming cheek..

"A clever idea charmingly executed..

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Ātete - Resistance

Dunedin

30/11/2019 - 01/12/2019

"Poignant and timely essay on gendered violence..

A HUNDRED WORDS FOR SNOW

Wellington, Dunedin

05/09/2019 - 05/03/2022

"The most enriching experience so far..

"Astonishing tale impressively told..

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THE NIGHT SHIFT

Dunedin

14/08/2019 - 17/08/2019

"A night for reflection and consideration..

CRUNCHY SILK

Dunedin

14/08/2019 - 17/08/2019

"Explores the uncomfortable elegance of unreal reality..

NGĀ PUKE

Dunedin

07/08/2019 - 08/08/2019

"A gleaming pathway through the lives of ancestors as people and lovers..

CHIP

Dunedin

25/07/2019 - 27/07/2019

"Headline act top-notch..