TASTY | Fringe And Pride at Q
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Auckland Arts Festival 2015


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Jesus Christ Superstar is an immortal of musical theatre. Audiences around the globe have thrilled to its unforgettable soundtrack with songs such as "Everything's Alright", "I Don't Know How to Love Him" and the iconic signature tune.

Oct 30 to Dec 20 2014

Discover a collision of visual arts projects illuminating spaces around Q. Spanning photography, painting and installation, artists are invited to showcase works that respond to Q's exciting programme or reflect social and environmental topics relevant to Auckland.

Nov 24 to Dec 19 2014

Rose Matafeo hosts this hilarious stand-up show where you’ll be introduced to the 2015 Billy T Award nominees. Kick off your Waitangi weekend with some of NZ’s hottest comedy talent, including a guest appearance from 2014 winner Guy Montgomery.

Feb 5 2015

Welcome to Q Theatre’s TASTY 2015 Festival programme of Auckland Fringe and Auckland Pride. We’ve hand-picked an assortment of Fringe and Pride shows for Q to stimulate your senses in the most unimaginable and unexpected ways. Dig in!

Feb 10 to Feb 28 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

Interlaced with fable and myth, this is the story of a Māori-Chinese love affair sprouted amongst rows of potatoes. From award-winning Māori-Chinese playwright Mei-Lin Te Puea Hansen, and set in a New Zealand market garden nearly ninety years ago, the romance reveals a page from our history rarely told.

Mar 5 to Mar 10 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

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

  • The award-winning play, 'The Mookcake and the Kumara', by Maori-Chinese playwright Mei-Lin Te Puea Hansen will have its world premiere at Q Theatre's Loft in March 2015 as part of the Auckland Arts Festival. We caught up with Mei-Lin to find out...

  • 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...

  • 'One Day Moko' is the last show to feature as part of our joint-venture programme for 2014, 'Q Presents'. With only two weeks out from opening in Q's Loft, we caught up with director Leo Gene Peters to find...

  • The 2014 Smokefreerockquest came to the boil at Auckland’s Q Theatre on Saturday night and it was the dub-roots four piece HeadChef, from Wellington, who took out first place.

  • "...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
  • "...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
  • Adura Onashile is a fine performer who glides through potentially dense facts like a hot knife through butter. She presents the various arguments of ethics counterpoised with multi-billion dollar...

    Vanessa Byrnes
  • 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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