Theatre

a razor-sharp delight
Horror
21 - 26 March The Civic Dust off your wooden stake, polish your crucifix, stock up on holy water and experience arterial splatter live on stage at this sensationally scary event. shortlist
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***** The Independent
***** The Daily Telegraph
***** The Financial Times
***...
The Encounter
15 - 19 March ASB Theatre A mesmerising solo play that uses ground-breaking sound technology to trace a lone man's life-changing journey into the Amazon. shortlist
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SMALL TOWN, BIG HEART
The Biggest
9 - 19 March Q Rangatira A big comedy about a bunch of mates in small-town New Zealand, a friend in need, a fishing competition and underhanded shenanigans. By award-winning playwright Jamie McCaskill. shortlist
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scientific lessons subtly but firmly delivered
Lost At Sea
16 - 19 March Q Loft Two children become fascinated by the story of 28,800 yellow rubber ducks that are found floating aimlessly in the Pacific Ocean in this charming play. shortlist
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scientific lessons subtly but firmly delivered
Lost At Sea
25 March Māngere Arts Centre - Ngā Tohu o Uenuku Two children become fascinated by the story of 28,800 yellow rubber ducks that are found floating aimlessly in the Pacific Ocean in this charming play. shortlist
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★★★★ this is a very, very funny show ... and one to fall in love with
How To Keep An Alien
22 - 26 March Q Loft In this touching play comedian Sonya Kelly presents a funny, tender memoir about securing an Irish visa for her Australian partner. shortlist
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★★★★ Heart-wrenching, hilarious...possibly one of the funniest plays you'll ever...
Every Brilliant Thing
21 - 26 March Q Rangatira A very sad mother tries to take her own life, so her child makes a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. A play about depression and the lengths we go to for those we love. shortlist
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A THRILLING DARK COMEDY
Cellfish
8 - 14 March Q Loft Māori theatre at its most terrifying and funny: a dark comedy blending prison life, Shakespeare and Māori mythology into a tale of revenge and intrigue. shortlist
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A THRILLING DARK COMEDY
Cellfish
16 - 17 March Te Oro Māori theatre at its most terrifying and funny: a dark comedy blending prison life, Shakespeare and Māori mythology into a tale of revenge and intrigue. shortlist
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A contemporary response to Henrik Ibsen’s classic.
Peer Gynt [recycled]
7 - 18 March ASB Waterfront Theatre Bold, raucous and irreverent, Peer Gynt [recycled] is a wild ride through the life and times of one of literature’s most charming ratbags. shortlist
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SHOWCASE
RAW: Poropiti: Prophet
13 March Herald Theatre A beautiful surrealist duet incorporating physical theatre and music to explore the social and cultural forces that have shaped Aotearoa. shortlist
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REHEARSED READING
RAW: Everything After
12 March Herald Theatre Inspired by the documentary How to Survive a Plague, this is an angry and tender new drama created by Shane Bosher. shortlist
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