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Lucy Takiora Lord; a woman of consequence In 1868 Lucy returns to her turangawaewae to work alongside the Militia in the Taranaki Land Wars. Ambitious & independent, she is living a life outside of the social expectations for women of the time. But at what cost? Ku¯papa examines the complex world of the first-generation of Ma¯ori/Pa¯keha wa¯hine who contributed significantly to the creation of a shared newworld. TE POU THEATRE, 3RD–10TH  SEE MORE FLYING NUN 40 YEARS ANNIVERSARY The legendary record label is celebrating with a multi-stage show featuring many of the label’s most iconic artists including Aldous Harding, Straitjacket Fits, Reb Fountain, The Subliminals, Superette, The Bats, Mermaidens, Wax Chattels and Voom – more to be announced by venue. Auckland 24th, Wellington 7th August + more TBA (Dunedin?!).  SEE MORE

BALLET NOIR WHAT BECOMES OF THE BROKEN HEARTED Cabaret sensibilities and classical virtuosity come together in Mary-Jane O'Reilly’s reimagining of Act 2 of the classic ballet Giselle. A darkly elegant melodrama that blends dance, music, filmic imagery and fantasy through the edgy lens of 1940s Film Noir. Part of Elemental AKL , 23rd–24th  SEE MORE ARETHA TOGETHER WITH APO Celebrating the Queen of Soul Ms. Franklin’s greatest hits perfomed by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, featuring Boh Runga, Bella Kalolo and Vanessa Stacey with The Jubilation Choir. Aotea Centre, Saturday 24th  SEE MORE  L.A.B. WINTER TOUR Wellington 2nd & 3rd, Hamilton 17th  EVERYTHING AFTER award-winning NZ play about HIV/AIDS, a lost generation, and a call to live right now. Q Theatre, 2nd–18th

Aretha Together with APO 24th

Everything After 24th

L.A.B. Winter Tour

Flying Nun 40th Anniversary Show Aldous Harding

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