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Opening 31 Mar 2015 at The Basement, Lower Greys Ave [Auckland]
YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE A NATURAL WOMAN
AWARD WINNING COMEDIAN HAYLEY SPROULL IS BACK! Straight from the mighty Edinburgh Fringe, with her latest musical comedy work YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE A NATURAL WOMAN, Wellington based lady of laughs Hayley Sproull is back in Auckland, returning to The Basement Theatre from 31st March – 4th April. Sproull, whose performances have been described as ‘side-splitting’, ‘masterful’ and ‘a little too quick’, is following up her smash hits ... with this new, one woman show about all the things that do and don’t make her feel like a woman. Bleach burn, pump class, ‘I’m fine’… It’s a show about being a woman, told by a woman who said she would never do a show about being a woman. [more]

Opening 1 Apr 2015 at Regent Theatre (Dunedin) [Dunedin]
ROTUNDA 2015 Australasian Tour
Rotunda features the beautiful collision of a live brass band with the raw power of contemporary dance, timed to honour the Gallipoli landings in 1915. This is a poignant and moving work, created by Arts Laureates Shona McCullagh (Artistic Director) and Don McGlashan (Musical Director) in collaboration with a cast of 8 dancers. Performing with the NZ Army Band to a range of heartfelt hymns and stunning, new brass works by contemporary New Zealand composers, Rotunda is a living memorial that celebrates the ANZAC spirit and the themes of courage, loss, kinship and ultimately, a desire for peace. [more]

Opening 1 Apr 2015 at Circa Two [Wellington]
TWO MORTALS
TWO MORTALS is a delicate, poetic and humorous exploration of life, death and the moment in between. Composed word-for-word from interviews with people who live and work at the ends of life – morticians, cryogenicists, palliative care workers and ministers – Two Mortals weaves these true stories and experiences into a richly theatrical exploration of mortality. [more]

Opening 4 Apr 2015 at 4 Moncrieff St., Mt. Victoria [Wellington]
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
With our usual Kiwi twist on traditional fairy stories, songs and audience participation (as well as a few jokes for the adults) Jack and the Beanstalk is sure to delight! [more]

Opening 8 Apr 2015 at Q Theatre, Rangatira [Auckland]
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 8 Apr 2015 at BATS Theatre, The Propellor Stage, 1 Kent Tce [Wellington]
WHERE THERE’S A WILL
WHERE THERE’S A WILL there’s a ploy, a play, a way to go. But who plays away, who plays up, who plays it down? “Life’s not a rehearsal,” someone said, “it’s an audition.” Was that Will? David Lawrence directs Neenah Dekkers-Reihana, John Marwick and John Smythe in this quirky ‘play before a play’ – a finalist for the 2015 Adam NZ Play Award. [more]

Opening 15 Apr 2015 at Meteor Theatre [Hamilton]
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 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 23 Apr 2015 at ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre [Auckland]
ROTUNDA 2015 Australasian Tour
Rotunda features the beautiful collision of a live brass band with the raw power of contemporary dance, timed to honour the Gallipoli landings in 1915. This is a poignant and moving work, created by Arts Laureates Shona McCullagh (Artistic Director) and Don McGlashan (Musical Director) in collaboration with a cast of 8 dancers. Performing with the NZ Army Band to a range of heartfelt hymns and stunning, new brass works by contemporary New Zealand composers, Rotunda is a living memorial that celebrates the ANZAC spirit and the themes of courage, loss, kinship and ultimately, a desire for peace. [more]

Opening 24 Apr 2015 at Civic Theatre [Auckland]
Old Mout Cider Comedy Gala
Top Irish stand-up Ed Byrne will kick off the Comedy Festival with style live at The Civic. Joining him in this deliciously hilarious taster of what's to come over the next three weeks of the Festival are popular favourites; Wilson Dixon (US), Dai Henwood, Urzila Carlson, Craig Campbell (CAN), Des Bishop (IRE/US) and Tom Binns as Ivan Brackenbury (UK); alongside exciting new faces to the show including Guy Montgomery, Nish Kumar (UK) and lots more. Filmed live for TV3, come and be part of the biggest and most glamorous night of the Festival. [more]
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