Regent Theatre, The Octagon

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Pooh Bear Live

Dunedin

17/03/2024 - 17/03/2024

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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Kiwi Moon

Dunedin

31/10/2022 - 31/10/2022

"An enchanting production of an enchanting story..

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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DRY SPELL

Dunedin, Christchurch

13/08/2022 - 20/08/2022

"Cohesive, generous, beautiful, interesting, considered – and fun..

"Mincing, Lurking and Dreary Smirking..

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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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TE WHEKE

Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Whangarei, Hastings, Palmerston North, Dunedin

11/06/2021 - 19/10/2022

"A Graceful Whakapapa..

"Te Wheke Has Many Tendrils..

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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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Subtle Dances

Auckland, Dunedin

15/03/2021 - 15/04/2021

"Whoops and whistles of delight..

"Nothing short of a triumph..

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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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DEAR BOOBS on Stage

Dunedin

10/09/2020 - 13/09/2020

"Therapeutic theatre..

"Courage, humour and insight..

A TRAVELLER'S GUIDE TO TURKISH DOGS

Wellington, Hastings, Palmerston North, Dunedin

17/01/2020 - 19/10/2022

"Thoughtful effortless storytelling and comedic timing..

"Inventive, warm and totally original..

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A BOY CALLED PIANO

Wellington, Dunedin, Oamaru, Christchurch

22/11/2019 - 22/10/2022

"Offering voices to the voiceless..

"One of the great Kiwi theatre productions of our time..

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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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MR RED LIGHT

Wellington, Blenheim, Dunedin, Nelson

15/10/2019 - 08/03/2020

"Bursting with magical, theatrical moments..

"Absurdist drama peppered with laughs, gasps and ‘wtf?/omg!’ moments..

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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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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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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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Black Swan, White Swan

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

31/05/2019 - 06/07/2019

"Glorious flair..

"Dancers shine with stripped back staging..

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WICKED the untold story of the Witches of Oz

Dunedin

16/05/2019 - 25/05/2019

"All give their all..

Alice in Wonderland

Wellington, Dunedin

07/04/2019 - 12/04/2019

"Perectly Wonderland-ish..

"Frivolous, frothy Aussie fun..

HEMISPHERES

Christchurch, Dunedin, Palmerston North, Wellington, Auckland

15/02/2019 - 03/03/2019

"Footnote Dance's collaboration with Chinese company transcends boundaries..

"Connectivity and positive insight..

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