Auckland Arts Festival 2015
Black Dog Relief - A Cabaret for Robbie Tripe
Hikoi
The Book of Everything

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Black Dog Relief – A Cabaret for Robbie Tripe brings emerging and established actor/singers together for a one night only performance, to honour a talented member of the performing fraternity who left the community after losing the battle with the Black Dog.

Mar 1 2015

From 4 March 2015 Auckland will be transformed as the 19-day Auckland Arts Festival kicks off with an explosion of theatre, music, cabaret, dance and visual arts!

Mar 4 to Mar 22 2015

Actor and director Nancy Brunning’s award-winning play Hikoi is set in New Zealand in the 1970’s and ‘80’s, as two generations of the Miller whānau try to give voice to the sweeping changes in their lives. Hikoi is an emotional road trip deep into the heart of our country’s history.

Mar 4 to Mar 8 2015

Join Tim Finn and a cast of singers and musicians to delve into musical excerpts from his new work Star Navigator, based on the true story of Tupaia, a Tahitian priest, artist and navigator who sailed with James Cook on the Endeavour’s maiden voyage.

Mar 13 to Mar 14 2015

Moving and deeply funny, The Book of Everything is an enchanting stage adaptation of the classic children’s book. A Festival/Silo Theatre co-production, it tells the remarkable story of nine-year-old Thomas, who sees things others don’t. Created especially for young people, this is a theatre favourite for all ages. 

Mar 14 to Mar 22 2015

The creative team behind the highly-acclaimed Daffodils has a new indie-rock story to tell, fabricated from private emails. Follow a lonely heart, as he is thrown backwards into a journey that leads to the most unexpected, violent encounter.

Mar 15 2015

Telling the true story of Mark Thomas’ father, a working-class, opera loving builder, his battle with degenerative illness, and a Royal Opera performance at a little house in Bournemouth, Bravo Figaro! is theatre filled with laughs and lots of heart.

Mar 16 to Mar 22 2015

Conceived especially for children aged two to four, White is the perfect first-time theatre treat for littlies. Two friends, Cotton and Winkle, look after birdhouses to make sure the eggs stay safe – but high up in the trees, all is not white!

Mar 17 to Mar 22 2015

Award-winning company, Capital E National Theatre for Children bring a magnificently rumbustious, inventive and often hilarious production for 8-year-olds and above about, of all things, World War 1. An entertaining and captivating experience for kids and adults.

Mar 25 to Mar 28 2015

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  • When Haihong Liu was six, she remembers being envious of her sister's little violin. Little did she know at the time that this was the beginning of her career in music. Today, Haihong is a member of the Aroha String Quartet and...

  • "...moving, sharp and totally believable...Simple, thought-provoking and mature, 'One Day Moko' is a beautiful gem of a show – don't miss it."

    Vanessa Byrnes
    TheatreView
  • "...what a spectacle. You’ll cheer as the final song becomes a glorious celebration of the show’s brilliant excesses, as priests, Herod, Romans and all dance to the Webber...

    James Wenley
    MetroMag
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    Vanessa Byrnes
    Theatreview
  • For a start, the usual seat settle is deranged by a migraine-inducing light directed into the auditorium and over the following hour the house lights are frequently raised, the audience surveyed...

    Bernadette Rae
    New Zealand Herald

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