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A DOLLS HOUSE – Design

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As both Set and Costume Designer, Ian Harman is responsible for creating the striking visual world of A Doll’s House. Below he explains his production concepts and process. I absolutely adored Emily Perkins’ take on A Doll’s House. I wanted to set it very “now” so the immediacy...

Reflections on Caging Skies

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Playwright Desiree Gezentsvey, author Christine Leunens, and Director Andrew Foster reflect on Desiree’s stage adaptation of Caging Skies: Desiree: When I met Christine two years ago, she gave me a copy of Caging Skies and I was instantly hooked. Why did her moving story of love,...

A Doll’s House – Peter McCauley returns to Circa, Ibsen and working with Emily Perkins

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Peter McCauley plays Gerry in A Doll’s House. Here Peter shares his thoughts on returning to Circa, to Ibsen and to working with Emily Perkins once again. If the past is a foreign country, as is stated in The Go-Between then my history in that country speaks with a forked tongue....

A blast from the past – “Larger Than Life”

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Larger than Life were Ngaruawahia’s third-best children’s novelty act back in the 70’s and 80’s. Now they’re all grown up and ready for a comeback. Travel back in time to small town Aotearoa, and join three hūpē nosed brothers, Te-Whakakotahitanga-o-Ngā-iwi-o-Te-Motu Boy-George...

Circa Theatre signs Memorandum Of Understanding with Te Papa

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11 May 2017 Circa Theatre will today sign an agreement with Te Papa Chief Executive Rick Ellis that will see Circa Theatre join forces with the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa to foster and develop a closer working relationship between the two iconic organisations. The...

Mr and Mrs Alexander: Sideshows and Psychics

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Lizzie Tollemache talks the creating and touring of Rollicking Entertainment’s production Mr and Mrs Alexander: Sideshows and Psychics 18 April – 6 May Circa Two Tues – Sat 7.30pm, Sun 4.30pm “1888. New Zealand. Mr Alexander bent metal with his mind. Mrs...

The BeatGirls’ 21st – All Grown Up

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Circa One Preview 31 March 1 – 15 April Tues – Thurs 6.30pm, Fri – Sat 8pm. Sun 4pm $25 – $52 Devised and choreographed by Andrea Sanders Featuring Andrea Sanders, Kali Kopae & Carolyn McLaughlin Brought to you by Total Entertainment NZ There’s...

Escaped Alone – Director Susan Wilson Q&A

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New Zealand Premiere ESCAPED ALONE “I only am escaped alone to tell thee” Book of Job, Moby Dick                                                                                                      Circa Two 11 March – 8 April Tues – Sat 7.30pm, Sun 4.30pm $25 – $52  ...

The Journey of Miss Jean Batten

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Miss Jean Batten Part of WTF! Women’s Theatre Fetsival 7 – 11 March  Circa One   Jean Batten, was not only one of the finest pilots of her time but also an exceptional navigator. Her 1936 flight from England to New Zealand in a single engine plane made of wood...

The Rebel Alliance’s Circa Debut!

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The Rebel Alliance have been irregular visitors to Wellington over the last ten years. Their very first production The Orderly by Michael Downey played at BATS as part of the 2007 Fringe Festival and the year after they returned to BATS with Sophie Dingemans’ Grace. Their last...

Last Legs Returns with Vivien Bell

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The star-studded cast of Last Legs is just about to hit the boards of Circa One for their return season after their record-setting premiere season. Back in the rehearsal room and days away from their second opening night we spoke to VIVIEN BELL ­about her role in Last Legs and...

Hen’s Teeth Auditions!

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Part of WTF! Women’s Theatre Festival 25 Feb – 25 March Kia Ora Hens and potential Hens, After several years of hibernation, Hens’ Teeth Women’s Comedy Company will burst back onto the Wellington stage of as part of the aptly named WTF! Women’s Theatre Festival in...

Merry Christmas from Circa!

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  Our Box Office will be closed from 2pm Fri 23 Dec and reopen at 10am on Tues 3 Jan 2017. Tickets can still be purchased online. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!   2017 Full-Year Programme Our 2017 brochure is now in the building! Why not stop by and pick up a...

Scarlet & Gold – The Rehearsal Process

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  Scarlet & Gold Circa Two 25 November – 22 December Tues – Sat 7.30pm, Sun 4,30pm $25 – $46. Friends $33 until 11 December Written by Lorae Parry Directed by Kate JasonSmith Choreographed by Jan Bolwell   Playwright Lorae Parry tells us about the...

2016 and Still Celebrating the Panto

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  Susan Wilson has directed the Circa Panto since 2005. She tells how it began and why she loves doing them. How did it happen that you started directing the Panto at Circa? Sometime in 2003 Roger Hall, Paul Jenden and I were discussing Pantos when we were in the foyer at...

Suspense and Tension!

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  The Dark is a paranormal romance set in the 1920 during the height of the Spiritualism craze. Playwright Ken Duncan sort to produce a piece of work that relied heavily on tension and suspense. Suspense and tension are often seen in the horror genre, yet the range of...

Report from the Hui on Women in Theatre

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Hui on Women in Theatre held on 19 September at Circa Theatre Wellington. Thank you to all the wonderful people who attended the inaugural Hui on Women in Theatre in Wellington. The Hui was awash with energy, ideas and creativity. Around 100 people attended, predominantly women...

Audio Described Performance of “Last Legs”

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When: 5 October 2016 Te Papa Audio Described Tour: 3.30pm – 5pm Circa Theatre Touch Tour: 5.45pm Audio Described Performance: 6.30pm   Circa Theatre aims to make our theatre accessible for everyone, and part of that mandate is providing audio describe...

The Golden Age of Gold Cards

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CATHERINE DOWNES reflects on her role as Helena in Last Legs, the fears of facing life in a retirement village, and the unexpected fulfillment she finds there.   “I’m playing Helena, who’s just arrived at The Cambridge. She fell in love with her lecturer when she was...

Three Siblings and the Toy Boy

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The New Zealand Premiere of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is right around the corner! This amazing comedy nominated for six Tony Awards®is one of the most lauded and beloved Broadway plays of recent years. RIVALRY, REGRET, REVENGE, LUST – Just another family reunion in...