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Swan Lake On Ice

Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland

30/06/2010 - 25/07/2010

"Russian classic gorgeous served on ice with twist..

"Spectacle serves the story..

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Waiting for Godot

Wellington, Christchurch

30/06/2010 - 14/07/2010

"Desolation depicted with humanity, tenderness and wry humour..

"Delight in the depths of desolation..

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

05/06/2010 - 10/07/2010

"Barefoot in Rio with absolutely no bull..

"Feral grace amid dated choreography..

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The Marriage of Figaro

Wellington, Auckland

15/05/2010 - 13/06/2010

"Engrossing night of theatre makes the Marriage of Figaro unmissable..

"Aidan Lang, take a bow! This is what opera is meant to be...

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Miss Saigon


09/04/2010 - 17/04/2010

"Challenges met with alacrity..

"Harmonious rendition of tensions..

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Good Morning, Mr Gershwin


17/03/2010 - 21/03/2010

"They can’t take this away from me..

"Exhilarating combination of dance and film electrified by Gershwin..

11 and 12


10/03/2010 - 14/03/2010

"Failed to fire..

"Political theatre at its most quiet..

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26/02/2010 - 06/03/2010

"Everybody was kung-fu dancing..

"A generous gift for our enlightenment..

From Here to There

Invercargill, Hastings, Dunedin, Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland

06/02/2010 - 27/03/2010

"Passions, allusions and challenging complexity..

"Exuberant dance would have graced the festival..

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Peter Pan

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

30/10/2009 - 10/12/2009

"A window to magical world of adventure, secrets and spectacle..

"Applause richly deserved for rollicking performance..

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Eugene Onegin

Wellington, Auckland

17/09/2009 - 17/10/2009

"Delivers on promise of excellence..

"Grasps the heart of a timeless tale..

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The Affair of the Diamond Necklace


15/08/2009 - 15/08/2009

"Let them eat, drink, play and dance..

La Sylphide

Wellington, Christchurch, Invercargill, Auckland, Dunedin, Napier

30/07/2009 - 03/09/2009

"Perpetuating imperial European cultural legacies..

"Polished performances capture true spirit of this melodramatic dance..

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New Plymouth, Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington

08/07/2009 - 14/07/2013

"The winter of our content..

"Completely enchanting..

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Stomp '09

Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch

19/05/2009 - 07/06/2009

"Skilled in rhythm, tone, character and comedy – with gusto..

"Stomp - the rhythm of life..

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The Italian Girl in Algiers

Wellington, Auckland

09/05/2009 - 06/06/2009

"A dazzling, stellar Isabella..

"A grand night of entertainment..


Auckland, Wellington

21/04/2009 - 26/04/2009

"Hypnotic, beautiful performance transforms stage..

"Shared heart, passion, grace, generosity …..

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Don Quixote (2008)


31/10/2008 - 08/11/2008

"Trimmer triumphs (on & off stage) as old warhorse gets new life..

"Wit, flamboyance and flamenco offset the score’s relentless symmetry..

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Auckland, Wellington

20/09/2008 - 18/10/2008

"As good as it gets..

"Fine portrayal rewards long wait for landmark opera..

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Romeo & Juliet

Auckland, Palmerston North, Wellington

18/07/2008 - 24/08/2008

"Thought-provoking and emotional experience..

"All elements in harmony..

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Dora the Explorer Live! Dora’s Pirate Adventure!


18/07/2008 - 20/07/2008

"A loud and lively spectacle..

Cinderella On Ice

Wellington, Auckland

11/07/2008 - 26/07/2008

"A unique chance to celebrate timelessness..

"Fabulous ballet on ice one of the hottest shows in town..

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