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Opening 20 Apr 2015 at Gin & Raspberry [Wanaka]
LIKE THERE’S NO TOMORROW
Welcome to the party! It’s the afterball, don’t tell the teachers, don’t tell your parents. It’s two weeks since Joseph died – drunk and daring he jumped off a roof diving for a swimming pool, but never made it to the water. [more]

Opening 21 Apr 2015 at The Basement -return season [Auckland]
A BOY WONDER
FRIENDSHIP. HONOUR. AND STUPID KNOTS. A Boy Wonder is the fantastical, heart-warming and rambunctious comedy adventure about a friendship between two scouts and their heroic journey to save everything they have sworn to protect. Scout’s honour has a new meaning… [more]

Opening 21 Apr 2015 at Lake Wanaka Centre [Wanaka]
THE KISS INSIDE
ACCLAIMED NEW ZEALAND CHOREOGRAPHER DOUGLAS WRIGHT explores the search for ecstasy in human culture in his new full-length work The Kiss Inside which has its world premiere in April. [more]

Opening 21 Apr 2015 at BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Tce [Wellington]
LETTERS FROM THE FRONT
Letters from the Front brings ANZAC letters alive Improv troupe Best on Tap is bringing a special show to BATS for ANZAC Day. Inspired by centenary commemorations, improv troupe Best on Tap is producing a show based on real-life letters sent to and from New Zealand soldiers in the First World War. [more]

Opening 21 Apr 2015 at Federal Diner [Wanaka]
CAFÉ
John’s café is usually fairly busy, but in the last few months it has seen a massive spike in its popularity. The place is humming. Veteran café owner John puts it down to his experience in creating the perfect vibe for his customers. But hipster barista and onsite coffee-roaster Che has unwittingly developed a very special blend of coffee that will change people’s lives… [more]

Opening 21 Apr 2015 at Luggate Memorial Hall [Wanaka]
THE BALLAD OF BACKBONE JOE
Suitcase Royale are an internationally acclaimed trio and they ride across the ditch to bring you a murder ballad from the dead heart of Australia. Junkyard theatre, visual trickery, dark humour and rag’n’bone live music. [more]

Opening 21 Apr 2015 at Wanaka Masonic Hall [Wanaka]
THE BOOKBINDER
"A bookbinder should never do anything that cannot be undone. But left alone, leather crumbles, and pages turn to dust. Stories begin to unravel…" [more]

Opening 21 Apr 2015 at Queenstown Memorial Hall [Queenstown]
CENTRAL
World Premiere of Dave Armstrong’s new play Aucklander Michael Caughey has it all: a successful US screenwriting career, a beautiful actress girlfriend Cherie, and a Central Otago vineyard. Now it’s finally time to do what he wants – make an art movie starring Cherie. But can Michael stay true to his dream or give in to temptations offered by a cut-throat Hollywood producer? [more]

Opening 22 Apr 2015 at Central Lakes Trust Crystal Palace [Wanaka]
DAFFODILS [inspired by true events]
Pull the cover off your favourite vinyl and discover a rich sonic world in Daffodils. Travel through a landscape of live music and heart-aching theatre in this beautiful love story about a teddy boy and a farm girl: their first meeting, their marriage and the New Zealand pop-rock soundtrack that shapes their lives. [more]

Opening 22 Apr 2015 at Q Theatre, Rangatira [Auckland]
7 Days NZ v. The World Comedy Festival Special Recording
sold out Be in the audience for the 7 Days highlight of the year – the New Zealand vs. The World special, recorded live at Q Theatre for the NZ International Comedy Festival. [more]
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