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Duration: 7-16 Sep
Price: $30 - $55
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Written by William Brandt
Devised by Miranda Harcourt and William Brandt

“If is a very big word…”

Verbatim premiered in 1993 and broke new and important ground. William Brandt and Miranda Harcourt presented an uncensored insight, with first hand accounts, into the impact of violent crime in Aotearoa. This work still strongly resonates today. We might ask what has changed? Verbatim is an opportunity to interrogate the lack of social change.

With the expert skill of actor Renee Lyons we meet those interviewees. Lyons revisits her powerful solo performance from ten years ago.

‘The subtle power of Lyons’ less-is-more embodiment of each person brings us to the heart of their experiences, compelling us to interrogate the whys and wherefores and ask ourselves at what point in the causal chain an intervention might have made a positive difference.’
— Theatreview

‘a punchy piece of theatre’
— NZ Herald



9–16 Sep
Preview 8 Sep

Circa One
Tues – Thurs 8.30pm, Fri – Sat 6pm, Sun 2pm

$30 – $55

Audience Care: Contains references to violence.

DOUBLE PASS ALSO AVAILABLE! Spend the night at the theatre and save! Book now to see both Verbatim and I Want To Be Happy at Circa on the same night to receive concession priced tickets. Book here

Runtime: 65 mins (no interval)

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Image by Lauren Douglas


Co-directed by Nicola Hyland (Te Atihaunui-a-Pāpārangi and Ngāti Hauiti) & Sally Richards

A brand new polylogue by six Māori and Pasifika playwrights.

ONO is a collection of six new monologues by Māori and Pasifika writers especially commissioned for TAHI New Zealand Festival of Solo Performance 2023. Six unique voices from Aotearoa.

ONO follows the success of TAHI’s collection of monologues Batch, Whānau and Joy.


“Not only have this group of artists created a thoughtful and thought provoking meditation on the theme of joy, but they have also created a joyful production that engages and enlightens while it entertains.”
Regional News (Joy, 2022)

“a profoundly insightful and engaging sextet of memorable encounters.”
— Theatreview (Joy, 2022)



7–16 Sep
Circa Two
Tues – Sat 7.30pm, Sun 4.30pm
$30 – $35

Runtime: 80mins (no interval)

Audience Care: Mentions of domestic violence. Might not be suitable for younger viewers.

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Image by Dianna Thomson