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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 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 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...

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...

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...

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...

Frida Kahlo celebrations in Wellington and Palmerston North

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La Casa Azul director Lyndee-Jane Rutherford, designer Ian Harman and Star Kali Kopae wanted to delve deeper into the artistic world of Frida Kahlo, so they made the journey from Wellington to Palmerston North for the Te Manawa Frida Kahlo Photographic Exhibition.  ...

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...

Stage Kiss 101 – A Practical Assessment

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One of the hottest new plays is about to hit the stage at Circa Theatre so we though you had all better be well educated.    For those of us who have never had to (or are never likely to, but would secretly love to) do a Stage Kiss, here are a few tips… No one likes to be...

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...

BOLD THEATRE. FRESH DANCE. MANA MĀORI. KIA MAU.

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  Warming the winter month of June with a spellbinding celebration of indigenous theatre and dance from Māori and Pacific artists – join us, in Te Whānganui-a-tara, at the head of the fish, Te Ika a Māui, Wellington as eight companies performing eight productions over...

The Other Kiwi

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  A heartfelt and personal look at the forgotten men behind the 1953 Everest ascent.   Writer of Everest Untold Gareth Davies explains the questions and theories that acted as inspiration for his 5th Play.   “I was born in February 1953 and at that time...

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...

A Poetic Monologue of Shakespeare’s Life

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  This is the story of Anne Hathaway – the unsung hero in Williams Shakespeare’s life, left behind with three young children while her husband, eight years her junior, and pursued his theatrical dream. After the funeral, as Anne opens Shakespeare’s will, her memory...

YES! – the art of Improvisation

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As part of the Professional Development at my local primary school I have been training the teachers in using drama in the classroom. As part of this I have been running classes over  the various age bands.  It is such a pleasure to see children aged from 5 to 11 embracing...

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,...