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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...

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 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...

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...

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...

Prepare for a Legendary night.

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Legendary Divas Preview 26 July 27 July – 20 August Starring Ali Harper and Michael Nicholas Williams   Quiet please, there’s a woman up there She’s been honest through her songs Long before your consciousness was raised Ah doesn’t that deserve a...

Kiss, Tell and Win: Share your Stage Kiss

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Stage Kiss opens on the 2 July in Circa One. In preparation for this stunning comedy we are giving away some tickets (for shows between the 5 – 7 of July). We want to hear any funny theatrical moments or awkward/embarrassing date night stories. Send us a short paragraph to...

Masking the Bard: Othello re imagined

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SolOTHELLO Created and performaed by Regan Taylor Directed by Craig Geenty Produced by Te Rēhia Theatre Company 15 – 18 June 2016   SolOTHELLO is a solo performance adapted from Shakespeare’s Othello that came to life not out of love of the bard but through a need to...

For the Love of Austen!

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Promise and Promiscuity A New Musical by Jane Austen and Penny Ashton.   3 May – 21 May FINAL SHOW Sunday May 22nd 4.30pm!!!! Penny Ashton’s hilarious one woman show has swept through Circa Two in a tidal wave of chuckles and wit! The last week has been so...

Who Is Hyde?

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Jekyll & Hyde 19 March – 16 April Circa Two   If you’re yet to get your sexy French fix, you still have until 16 April to let Jekyll & Hyde satisfy your darkest urges at Circa Two. Critics and audiences alike have been singing the praises of this “high-octane,...

FINAL WEEK of ANGELICA PAGE

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FINAL WEEK of ANGELICA PAGE ON THE CIRCA STAGE The dynamic and highly acclaimed seasons of Edge and Turning Page at Circa Theatre are almost at an end. Angelica Page is gracing the Circa stage with these two riveting shows that are not to be missed. “A great play, rich and...

An Actress of the Highest Possible Voltage

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This week on drama* on the waterfront, don’t miss your chance to see Broadway star Angelica Page on stage at Circa Theatre, Directed by Tony Award nominee Wilson Milam! Described by the Wall Street Journal as “An actress of the highest possible voltage,” this award-winning...

The audience loves Don Juan

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This week on drama* on the waterfront, we’re two weeks into the four-week season ofDon Juan, and it has received heaps of praise from audience and reviewers alike! So far audience members have said: “I went to this show and haven’t laughed so hard in a long, long...

Beautiful, funny and poignant

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This week on *drama on the waterfront, it’s your last chance to see Two Mortals at Circa. THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN DYING IS MISSING THIS SHOW With less than one week left of Two Mortals Circa season, would-be-audiences had better seize the day and book their tickets now!...

Reflections from week one of The Mystery of Edwin Drood

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Drood, Glorious Drood! This week on *drama on the waterfront, we hear reflections from week one of The Mystery of Edwin Drood Just over a week ago The Mystery of Edwin Drood thundered out of the gate at Circa, with a bold and boisterous opening night event that served up a feast...

The Pitmen Painters: rave reviews, rare chances and radical royalties!

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The amazing, true story of The Pitmen Painters is receiving rave reviews … “Excellent production of a great play …. A most satisfying evening of theatre” – DomPost “The Pitmen Painters is serious and funny, insightful and entertaining. A wonderful real life journey which we...

Hīkoi: driving change and challenging perceptions

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Audience response to Hīkoi shows the power of theatre to drive change and challenge perceptions. With themes of growing up Maori in NZ, family and sibling relationships, and the feeling of separation from culture, Hīkoi has resonated strongly with Maori and Pakeha audiences...

Find out what the cast and crew think of Pasefika

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This week on drama on the waterfront, meet the cast and hear from the designers of Pasefika, Circa’s show for the New Zealand Festival. From the cast George Henare Baudelaire/Te Rangi “Insane! I love it!” My immediate reaction on reading this wonderful, articulate romp...

Midnight in Moscow: THE KIWI, THE KREMLIN, & THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNER

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The following article by playwright Dean Parker appeared in the Sunday Star-Times on 31 March (http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/arts/8478959/The-Kiwi-and-the-Kremlin).   THE KIWI, THE KREMLIN, & THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNER In 1949 the First Secretary at the New Zealand...

Cinderella: Let’s hear from the audience….

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Happy New Year! We hope you had a lovely holiday season! For our first post of 2013, we thought we would take a look back at some of the rave audience responses we’ve received for Cinderella over the season. There are still five performances to go, so if you haven’t...