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2018 Programme

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Modern Girls in Bed

1 - 22 September
Part of WTF! FINAL WEEK!
By Cherie Jacobson and Alex Lodge Director: Rachel Lenart Company: full.stop.theatre Starring: Maria Williams as Ally, Isadora Lao as Petra, Amy...
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$25 - $52

Medusa

Sep 21 - Oct 6
Part of WTF! $25 PREVIEW - Thurs 20 Sept
Presented by Zanetti Productions Created by Nisha Madhan, Julia Croft, Virginia Frankovich Circa Two Sep 21 – Oct 6 $25 PREVIEW –...
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$25 - $35

Sean Penn is in His Boat – Play reading

Sat 22 Sep
Play Reading
  SEAN PENN IS IN HIS BOAT Saturday 22 Sept at 2pm Directed by Perry Piercy Josephine was named Runner Up in the Adam NZ Play Award in 2016...
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$15 - $19

Coming Up

Rants in the Dark

25 - 29 September
Part of WTF!
Director: Lyndee-Jane Rutherford Company: Good Times Company Part of WTF! 2018       Based on the book by Emily Writes Adapted for...
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$25 - $39

Tender – Play Reading

Sat 29 Sep
Play Reading
TENDER on Saturday 29 September  2pm Directed by Hilary Norris 29th September 2pm Judith Cowley presents the first draft of her newest play. One...
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$15 - $19

Blonde Poison

2 – 6 Oct
Part of WTF! 5 SHOWS ONLY!
By Gail Louw Director: Paul Gittins Company: Plumb Productions The Past Never Lets You Go Part of WTF! 2018         Circa One...
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$25 - $39

Improv for Kids 2018

Children's Show
The Improvisors Circa Two 1 – 6 Oct Mon – Sat 10am and 11.30am $12 Kids love theatre. Kids love theatre that’s interactive.  And that’s what The...
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WTF! 2018

Festival
Women’s Theatre Festival 2018 Celebrating Women’s Voices 17 Aug – 27 Oct Various times and charges apply The 19th September 2018 is the 125th...

Circa Theatre Café and Bar

OPENING HOURS: Monday – Closed Tuesday to Friday – 11.30am to 10pm – Café and Bar with a selection of food from the cabinet;...

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Kia Ora and welcome to Circa Theatre’s exciting and eclectic 2018 season!

Circa Theatre has been a champion of quality playwriting and performance and a leader of arts and culture in Wellington for over 40 years. We have two unique theatre spaces, Circa One and Circa Two, and in 2018 both will present a programme of powerful and captivating theatre. We bring you original New Zealand work, mesmerising multi-media performance, award-winning dance, developmental and devised work, thrilling dramas, critically acclaimed musicals, deadly stunts, wicked comedy, hilarious puppetry, our perennial family favourite end-of-year pantomime and our second WTF! Women’s Theatre Festival.

Looking back, 2017 was yet another momentous year for Circa as TACT (Theatre Artists Charitable Trust) celebrated 30 years of supporting the arts by supporting our creative artists. Another milestone was reached in May 2017 when Circa signed a historic agreement with Te Papa, recognising shared connections and goals – both cultural and physical – between the two iconic Wellington organisations and a commitment to a closer collaborative working relationship.

With a shared aim to bring even greater artistic offerings to the public, 2018 will see the development of a vibrant and dynamic cultural precinct on the waterfront space where both Circa and Te Papa are situated. With our building renovations well underway and due for completion this year, we look forward to welcoming you into a refreshed and revitalised theatre space.

Finally, a heartfelt thank you to our loyal supporters, play sponsors, practitioners, friends and patrons – all of whom make this 2018 programme possible. We are extremely proud to present and share a colourful season of plays, performances and events that we hope will entertain, challenge, move and inspire.

– The Circa Council

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