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Duration: 6 – 27 Aug
Price: $25 – $38 Early Bird tickets available 9 – 24 June
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Sharing stories from a life that straddles two very different cultures; arguing with mullahs; being an atheist in a religious, liberal family; planning the perfect murder; wandering outside the green zone in war torn Kabul; being stalked by a sheep in Coniston; and having tea with some terrorists in Kashmir.

Journey with Sameena to find out why fear is redundant, joy is essential, and terrorists can be a real hoot. Sameena Zehra is an award-winning performer, writer, director, and blues singer/songwriter. Before moving to Aotearoa, Sameena lived in the UK where she has performed at the National Theatre and toured internationally with the Royal Shakespeare Company. This is her debut show at Circa Theatre.


★★★★ ‘A master storyteller…’ — Three Weeks, Edinburgh

★★★★ ‘…an intimate atmosphere with all the warmth, energy and enthusiasm of a full house at the Apollo… Fluency, intensity and vivacity…’ — The Age, Melbourne



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  • ‘Pay it Forward’ Tickets

Now you can Pay it Forward! Purchase one ticket to Tea with Terrorists for someone who usually cannot afford to go to the theatre and Circa will find it a good home. Book here!

If you are interested in claiming a Pay it Forward ticket or nominating a friend, please contact the Circa Theatre Box Office Team on circa@circa.co.nz. This initiative is year-round, currently running in active collaboration with Tea with Terrorists.

  • Choose Your Price Night on Tuesday 9 August

Our ‘Choose Your Price’ initiative lets you buy up to four tickets to a specific performance and opt what to pay for them. We encourage you to select a price based on what you can afford. This is a community driven initiative where people with higher incomes can select a relative ticket price that subsidises those who afford less to pay lower. It means more people are able to experience live theatre, and ensures that the production can still make enough money to cover its costs.

  • Relaxed performances – Saturdays 20th and 27th August 2pm. 
  • NZSL performances – Thurs 18th – Sun 21st August (4 performances) with a signed Q&A Thursday 18 August

By Sameena Zehra
Directed by Sabrina Martin

Presented by The Magnificent Weirdos
6 – 27 Aug
Preview 5 Aug
Circa Two
Tues – Sat 7.30pm, Sun 4.30pm
$25 – $38
Pay it Forward and a limited number of No lack of Fun for Lack of Funds* tickets available
Early Bird tickets available 9–24 June

*The Magnificent Weirdos operates a ‘No lack of Fun for Lack of Funds‘ policy. A few tickets are set aside each show for those who would love to come, but cannot afford the ticket. You can request one of these free tickets for yourself, or for someone who is too shy to ask for themselves, by emailing magnificentweirdos@gmail.com with the subject line ‘Fun times’. If the fun times tickets are gone, there may also be some free tickets which have kindly been donated by audience members who have bought an extra ticket as part of the ‘pay it forward’ scheme.

Runtime: Approx. 75 mins (no interval) 







Image by Roc-T