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The Pianist

7 - 23 March 2015
By Circo Aereo (Fin) and Thomas Monckton (NZ) In conjunction with Show Pony (NZ) Directed by Sanna Silvennoinen and Thomas Monckton   Direct from Edinburgh Fringe and the London Mime Festival, last year’s hit returns to Circa! “It would be no exaggeration to declare Thomas...

Capital E Kids Festival

7 March & 21 March 2015
Caterpillars By Kallo Collective Directed by Thomas Monckton Produced by Show Pony 7 March 10 am & 11.30am   A tale of two puppeteers’ failed attempts at beautification.   In the magical world of flitting butterflies, jumping eggs and giant swaying flowers, two...

Yep, Still Got It!

22 February - 21 March 2015
By Jane Keller and Sandy Brewer Directed by Alan Palmer Musical Director Michael Nicholas Williams     YOUTH IS A GIFT OF NATURE, BUT AGE IS A WORK OF ART – Stanislaw Jerzy Lec   Following the huge success of BOOMERS BEHAVING BADLY, Jane Keller returns with another...

Wake Up Tomorrow

21 February - 28 February 2015
Presented by Everybody Cool Lives Here In association with Active Directed by Isobel MacKinnon   Welcome aboard Active Airlines! Join the eccentric passengers during this compelling, surreal and funny flight. Made under the guidance of Wellington theatre makers in...

Demolition of the Century

31 January – 21 February 2015
Based on the novel by Duncan Sarkies Created by Duncan Sarkies and Sean O’Brien Produced by Show Pony   Welcome to the world of Tom Spotswood, an insurance investigator who has lost his socks, his suitcase, his ex-wife and his son, Frank. Fresh from performances in the New...

The Kitchen at the End of the World

16 January - 25 January 2015
By William Connor Directed by Steffen Kreft   “Something is coming. I don’t know what it is. And I don’t know if I should fight it or welcome it.” One snowy evening, an empty 83-room hotel on the edge of the Vastness receives a thin guest who has walked all the way from the...


17 January - 14 February 2015
By Elisabeth Easther Directed by Kerryn Palmer     SEX & DRUGS, WITHOUT THE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL IVF isn’t foolproof and IUDs aren’t failsafe. iPhones come with ovulation apps and ‘choosing from the menu’ means selecting your sperm. Seed follows four women as they try to...

A Servant to Two Masters

2 May − 30 May 2015
Written by Carlo Goldoni Adapted by Lee Hall Directed by Ross Jolly New Zealand Premiere Goldoni’s much-loved comic classic is a masterpiece starring a wily servant whose cheeky, inventive trickery gets the best of his masters, in a merry mix-up of mayhem and mistaken identity....

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

2 hours 45 minutes (15 minutes interval), 28 March − 25 April
Book, Music & Lyrics by Rupert Holmes Based on the novel by Charles Dickens Directed by: Lyndee-Jane Rutherford By arrangement with Origin Theatrical New Zealand Premiere A non-stop ride of mystery, murder, and musical delight! Based on Charles Dickens’ final, unfinished...


1 hour 20 minutes, 24 October − 21 November
Written by: Pip Hall Directed by: Lyndee-Jane Rutherford Ache is a fateful comedy about two thirty-somethings trying to find their way through modern love, materialism and the Wellington dating-drought. At a time when we are promised happiness with the swipe of a card or the swig...

Dead Tragic

22 November - 21 December 2014
Written by: Michael Nicholas Williams Directed by: Michael Nicholas Williams   Songs to die for. Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the theatre… Dead Tragic, the cult musical of the 90s returns with the (mostly) original cast. We are so excited to add the...

Isaac’s Eye

18 October - 15 November 2014
Written by: Lucas Hnath Directed by: Paul McLaughlin With music by Rhian Sheehan   New Zealand Premiere SEX, DRUGS AND SCIENCE IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY! Isaac’s Eye re-imagines the contentious, plague-ravaged world in which the young Isaac Newton and established scientist...

The Dominion Post Season of The Pitmen Painters

04 October - 08 November 2014
Written by: Lee Hall, Inspired by a book by William Feaver Directed by: Ross Jolly   From Tony award-winning writer Lee Hall, best known for Billy Elliot, comes this amazing true story of the Ashington group of British miners who in 1934 hired a professor to teach an art...

A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay about the Death of Walt Disney

30 August - 27 September 2014
Written by: Lucas Hnath Directed by: Danny Mulheron and Miranda Manasiadis “Nothing that ever came out of the Magic Kingdom was ever this animated” TIME OUT NEW YORK This is a play about a screen play. This is a play about Walt Disney. Walt has gathered his family together...

Destination Beehive – SEASON SOLD OUT

29 August - 20 September 2014
Written by: Pinky Agnew and Lorae Parry Directed by: Jan Bolwell Musical direction by Michael Nicholas Williams   A political comedy 
FUNNIER THAN DANCING CATS ON YOUTUBE! Join the sharp-witted duo who brough...


26 July - 23 August 2014
Written by: Nick Payne Directed by: Rachel Lenart   New Zealand premiere One relationship. Infinite possibilities. Marianne and Roland are polar opposites. A quantum physicist and a beekeeper. A big universe thinker and an everyday believer. Nick Payne’s 2012 Harold Pinter...

A View from the Bridge

19 July - 23 August 2014
Written by: Arthur Miller Directed by: Susan Wilson   Love. Loyalty. Family. Revenge. Susan Wilson directs her fifth Miller play (Broken Glass, Death of a Salesman, The Price and All My Sons). “This is a play that anyone who really loves great theatre shou...

A View from a Bridge

19 July - 23 August 2014
Written by: Arthur Miller Directed by: Susan Wilson   Love. Loyalty. Family. Revenge. Susan Wilson directs her fifth Miller play (Broken Glass, Death of a Salesman, The Price and All My Sons). “This is a play that anyone who really loves great theatre shou...

The Road That Wasn’t There – 2020 Return Season

22 July - 1 August 2020
Written by RALPH McCUBBIN HOWELL Directed by HANNAH SMITH Performed by RALPH McCUBBIN HOWELL, ELLE WOOTTON, PAUL WAGGOTT Travelling Wonder Tech MATT ELLER Presented by TRICK OF THE LIGHT THEATRE Weds 22 July – Sat 1 Aug 2020 6:30pm Tues – Sat; 4pm on Sun 26th and extra 1pm Sat...
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28 June - 12 July 2014
Written by: Nancy Brunning Directed by: Nancy Brunning   Sometimes back is the only way forward Te Kākano Season – Matariki 2014 Co-produced by Hapai Productions and Auckland Arts Festival “…our kids will want to know who they are. Not because it’s the ‘marry’ thing to...