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The Travelling Squirrel

5 September – 3 October 2015
By Robert Lord Directed by Susan Wilson   NZ Premiere “We that live to please must please to live” – Dr Samuel Johnson From Robert Lord, the author of the award-winning and much loved Joyful & Triumphant, comes The Travelling Squirrel, a romp through the fickle nature of...

Downton Adlib

2 August – 27 September 2015
By The Improvisors   Quality costume drama – only funnier. An aristocratic English family and their servants face the challenges of life in the early twentieth century. A cast of Wellington’s top improv comedians face the challenge of making up a brand new episode every...

The Beautiful Ones

27 June – 11 July 2015
Written and Directed by Hone Kouke Produced by Tawata Productions Movement by Dolina Wehipeihana & Hone Kouka Design by K*Saba, Tama Waipara, Johnson Witehira, Wai Mihinui, Jaimee Warda, Sopheak Seng, Laurie Dean   World Premiere A hyperreal digital love story. the...

The Hound of the Baskervilles

25 July – 29 August 2015
By Arthur Conan Doyle Adapted for the stage by Clive Francis Directed by Ross Jolly   Sherlock Holmes vs the Powers of Evil A bloodcurdling howl is heard across a cold, moonlit moor; the horrifying, spectral hound has claimed another victim … When Sir Charles Baskerville is...

The Ugly One

11 July – 8 August 2015
Written by Marius von Mayenburg; translated by Maja Zada Directed by Giles Burton   A scalpel sharp, absurd comic fantasy about beauty. Lette thinks he is normal, but when he discovers that he is, in fact, unbelievably ugly he turns to a plastic surgeon for help. Suddenly he...

Matariki Development Festival

22 June – 4 July 2015
Presented by Tawata Productions   An international indigenous playwrights’ festival boasting an enviable whakapapa of the very best of contemporary Maori & Pasifika theatre.  MDF 2015 features new writing by Natano Keni, James Nokise and Pikihuia Haenga. The Matariki...

Edge/Turning Page

6-20 June 2015
Broadway Star, ANGELICA PAGE “An actress of the highest possible voltage” – Wall Street Journal Performing two shows, alternate nights, two weeks only   EDGE written by PAUL ALEXANDER Set in 1963 on the day of Sylvia Plath’s death, Edge presents the self-told story of the...

Second Afterlife

29 May – 13 June 2015
By Ralph McCubbin Howell Directed by Kerryn Palmer   Return Season of the 2014 Young and Hungry sensation! Dan was an internet junkie – now he’s calling it quits. But in order to forge a new profile, he must face up to his online history and it’s not going down without a...

Theatresports

3 May – 14 June 2015
By The Improvisors Part of NZ International Comedy Festival   The Improvisors are back at Circa with another season of this very popular show. Each night two teams of Improvisors take suggestions from the audience and spin them into short scenes, songs, poems or whatever...

A Servant to Two Masters

2-30 May 2015
By Carlo Goldoni A new adaptation by Lee Hall Directed by Ross Jolly NZ Premiere Love, passion and pandemonium 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...

Don Juan

25 April – 23 May 2015
Based on Don Juan by Moliere Created by A Slightly Isolated Dog Directed by Leo Gene Peters   World Premiere A sexy, fierce, raucous celebration. Don Juan explodes with the energy of a music gig or a club.  It’s a cabaret.  It’s chaos.  It’s a furious adrenalized romp...

Two Mortals

1-18 April 2015
Directed by Geoff Pinfield Performed by Rachael Dyson-McGregor & Mike McEvoy Composed by Beatrice Lewis   ‘A powerful theatrical experience suffused with humour, beauty and emotional intelligence’ – The Melbourne Age Two Mortals is a delicate, poetic and...

Improv for Kids

7-18 April 2015
By The Improvisors   School holiday fun!   Kids love theatre that’s interactive. So do the Improvisors. Kids (and their grown-ups) loved the 2014 season of Improv For Kids, so we’re bringing it back. It’s a great opportunity to introduce your kids to the world of live...

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

28 March – 25 April 2015
Book, Music & Lyrics by Rupert Holmes Directed by Lyndee-Jane Rutherford   Who the Dickens did the deed? You decide!   A non-stop ride of mystery, murder, and musical delight! Based on Charles Dickens’ final, unfinished novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood is filled...

Gloria’s Handbag

22 March - 19 April 2014
Written by: Helen Moulder and Sue Rider Directed by: Sue Rider   A modern magical mystery, with music from The Magic Flute. Helen Moulder premieres her long-awaited new play. It is 2021 in Nelson and Gloria, aged 97, hasn’t long to live. Her son Craig is pushing her to move...

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...