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Opening 1 Aug 2014 at Playhouse, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts [Hamilton]
Mana Wahine
Okareka Dance Company breaks new territory with their eagerly awaited new work Mana Wahine. Artistic directors Taiaroa Royal and Taane Mete lead a high calibre creative team to present a powerful new performance that personifies the strength of women. [more]

Opening 2 Aug 2014 at Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science & History, Main Street [Palmerston North]
OTHELLO
Following our highly successful production of Julius Caesar last year, ProperJob Productions returns to Te Manawa to explore a new space within the Museum - and a new tragedy within that space. [more]

Opening 5 Aug 2014 at Mangere Arts Centre [Auckland]
THE TAUTAI OF DIGITAL WINDS
The Tautai Of Digital Winds is an epic South Auckland Theatre Production in support of suicide awareness and prevention. The production is a merger of two plays by Sione's Wedding star, Iaheto Ah Hi; giving insight into the growing influence of social media and technology in the day to day lives of urban Pacific teens growing up in Aotearoa. [more]

Opening 5 Aug 2014 at Founders Theatre [Hamilton]
Allegro
The Royal New Zealand Ballet presents Allegro - a powerhouse of five dynamic ballets from leading international choreographers. [more]

Opening 5 Aug 2014 at The Basement [Auckland]
Terror Highway
“What Does The Soul Of A One-Eyed Hillbilly Buy You In Hell?” - DYNAMOTION, New Zealand’s foremost colour-coordinated comedy-dance troupe, will find out in their final instalment of their terror trilogy; Terror Highway, playing The Basement Theatre from August 5th. [more]

Opening 8 Aug 2014 at CHB Municipal Theatre, Waipawa [Napier]
Mana Wahine
Okareka Dance Company breaks new territory with their eagerly awaited new work Mana Wahine. Artistic directors Taiaroa Royal and Taane Mete lead a high calibre creative team to present a powerful new performance that personifies the strength of women. [more]

Opening 8 Aug 2014 at Municipal Theatre [Napier]
Allegro
The Royal New Zealand Ballet presents Allegro - a powerhouse of five dynamic ballets from leading international choreographers. [more]

Opening 9 Aug 2014 at Centrepoint [Palmerston North]
THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on his remote estate, in eerie, seemingly supernatural circumstances, the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes is called in to investigate. With his devoted assistant, Dr Watson, in tow, Holmes must apply his famous powers of deduction to unravelling the terrifying mystery of The Hound of the Baskervilles. [more]

Opening 9 Aug 2014 at Newtown Community Centre [Wellington]
OPEN HOME
Pat-A-Cake Productions present their newly devised production of Open Home on the corner of Rintoul and Colombo Street. Bang of the hammer and this house will… become your home! Open Home opens up a conversation about first homebuyers exasperation mid-housing crisis. [more]

Opening 9 Aug 2014 at Court Theatre, Bernard Street, Addington [Christchurch]
PLUM
“Wodehouse was then and remains one of the few authors who can make me laugh out loud,” says playwright Roy Smiles. “Reading his books in a 1970s Britain scarred with National Front skinheads, strikes, race riots and IRA bombs it was deeply comforting escapism.” [more]
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