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Opening 23 Oct 2014 at Civic Theatre [Invercargill]
YOU CAN ALWAYS HAND THEM BACK
Roger Hall, New Zealand’s most loved playwright returns to The Court Theatre this time with British musical heavyweight Peter Skellern (You’re a Lady, Love is the Sweetest Thing) to take you on a light hearted journey through the joys and horrors of grandparenthood, with all its painful pleasures. [more]

Opening 23 Oct 2014 at Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago [Dunedin]
THE MALL
Counterpoint is proud to present The Mall by New Zealand playwright Thomas Sainsbury, a hilarious black comedy set in a local mall and following a group of unassuming employees who are unaware that a foodcourt attendant is about to turn their worlds upside down. [more]

Opening 24 Oct 2014 at St Peters at Founders Park [Nelson]
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 24 Oct 2014 at Suter Theatre [Nelson]
BLACK FAGGOT
In the style of Toa Fraser’s Bare, award winning playwright Victor Rodger (My Name is Gary Cooper, Ranterstantrum, Sons) brings you BLACK FAGGOT from February 16th – a series of (mostly) humorous monologues from a vast array of (mostly) gay Samoan characters. [more]

Opening 24 Oct 2014 at Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna [Auckland]
THE TOPP TWINS GRAND OLE TOPPREY TOUR
Reminiscent of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, where comedy and country music always went hand in hand, the Topps’ hilarious characters host The Grand Ole Topp’ry channeling stars from the US Country Music Hall of Fame, and joined by New Zealand’s top country music performers. [more]

Opening 25 Oct 2014 at Refinery Artspace [Nelson]
HUMAN FRUIT BOWL
“When a naked woman speaks you tend to pay attention.” – New York Theatre Review This October the award-winning New York production of Human Fruit Bowl will come to New Zealand, premiering at BATS in Wellington and going on to Waikanae, Arts Festival Dunedin, Queenstown and Nelson Arts Festival. [more]

Opening 25 Oct 2014 at Theatre Royal [Nelson]
WHITE CLOUD
Join celebrated New Zealand musician Tim Finn in this unique show crafted with award-winning playwright Ken Duncum and filmmaker Sue Healey. A performance event where the alchemy of observation, photographs and journals, story, and song deliver a potent celebration of family, ancestors and what it means to be Pākehā. [more]

Opening 25 Oct 2014 at St James Theatre [Gore]
YOU CAN ALWAYS HAND THEM BACK
Roger Hall, New Zealand’s most loved playwright returns to The Court Theatre this time with British musical heavyweight Peter Skellern (You’re a Lady, Love is the Sweetest Thing) to take you on a light hearted journey through the joys and horrors of grandparenthood, with all its painful pleasures. [more]

Opening 25 Oct 2014 at The Forge at The Court Theatre [Christchurch]
STAG WEEKEND
A comical conversation overhead on a bus about a wayward bachelor party was the inspiration for Stag Weekend, which has its world premičre at The Forge at The Court on October 25th. Directed by Mark Hadlow, Stag Weekend was written by Court Jesters Brendon Bennetts and Dan Bain. [more]

Opening 25 Oct 2014 at Hagley Open Stage [Christchurch]
Belly Dance Extravaganza
Beloved by bellydancers across the globe, internationally acclaimed dancer Aziza is coming all the way to New Zealand! For one night only, the Christchurch public will be able to come along and watch her perform. This is an amazing opportunity to see a master of middle eastern dance in action! [more]
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