March 17

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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...make this show a priority. You won’t see anything like it again any time soon
Power Plant
8 - 19 March Auckland Domain A captivating nocturnal bush walk through enchanting, delicate light and sound installations created by five internationally acclaimed artists and with guest New Zealand artist sonicsfromscratch. shortlist
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Beautiful. Funny. Impossible.
LA SOIRÉE
8 - 26 March Spiegeltent, Aotea Square An international sensation bringing the crème de la crème of twisted cabaret, burlesque, vaudeville and circus to the Spiegeltent this Festival. 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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***** 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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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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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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one of the best shows I think I’ve ever seen
Mexrrissey
16 - 17 March Spiegeltent, Aotea Square Six multi-talented Mexican musicians paying homage to the iconic Smiths frontman and delving into Mexico’s unlikely obsession for all-things-Morrissey. shortlist
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such a high-calibre garden! What an absolute delight

loved the Festival Garde...
Festival Garden
8 - 26 March Aotea Square While away the summer nights, grab a bite to eat, meet friends, check out Festival artists and sink into some original sounds before heading to a show. shortlist
Mai ngā hau e whā, kua tae mai nei ki Aotearoa,
Nā te aroha, nā te kotahitanga,...
WHĀNUI
8 - 26 March Auckland Wide A series of new participatory works that come from partnerships between established artists and the creative communities of Tamakai Makaurau. FREE throughout Auckland. shortlist
The Photography of Brian Brake and Steve McCurry
Picturing Asia: Double Take
8 - 26 March Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery Picturing Asia, an exhibition at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, features photographs of Asia by two great masters of documentary photography: Brian Brake and Steve McCurry. shortlist
A large-scale sculpture by artist Yona Lee that explores the structure and pulse...
In Transit (Arrival)
11 - 26 March Te Tuhi Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Yona Lee’s large-scale sculpture made of stainless steel tubing, explores the structure and pulse of civilisation. shortlist