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2018 Programme

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The Lie

7 April - 5 May
Comedy - "Get along and see. You'll not be disappointed." - Dave Smith, Theatreview
by Florian Zeller Directed by Ross Jolly Translator: Christopher Hampton A sharp comedy of lies and infidelity… Circa One 7 April – 5 May...
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$25 - $52

Seven Deadly Stunts

17 April - 5 May
Comedy Festival
David Ladderman and Lizzie Tollemache Company: Rollicking Entertainment   Thrills, chills and delights Circa Two 17 April – 5 May Tues...
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$ 25 - $39

The Messy Magic Adventure: Kitchen Chaos!

17 - 29 April
Children's Theatre
By David Ladderman and Lizzie Tollemache Director: Greg Cooper Company: Rollicking Entertainment   More fantastical fun for children aged 5+...
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$10 - $15

Coming Up

Still Life with Chickens

8 May - 2 June
By D.F. Mamea Director: Fasitua Amosa Company: Auckland Theatre Company Starring: Goretti Chadwick   Some friendships are just clucking...
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$25 - $46


11 - 26 May
By Joe Musaphia Director: Gavin Rutherford Starring:  Simon Leary and Andrew Paterson   A World Premiere of a high energy, high anxiety new...
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$25 - $52


2 – 16 June
Native Agency Aotearoa presents the Premiere Season of the 2016 Adam Award Winner Tan-Knee By Maraea Rakuraku Your terrorist is our freedom...
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$25 - $52

The Atom Room

9 June - 7 July
By Philip Braithwaite Director: Lyndee-Jane Rutherford   Are you more loyal to who you love or what you love? Circa Two 9 June – 7...
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$25 - $52

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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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2019 Programming Process

“We believe a great theatre experience inspires, entertains, transforms and nourishes the human spirit.” Circa Theatre welcomes submissions from...

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