Pacific Party: Laughton Kora & Bailey Wiley
Festival Club, Waka Odyssey, Music 28 Feb
At the end of every epic voyage is a great celebration, and the wrap party for A Waka Odyssey will be no exception – featuring golden-voiced Bailey Wiley and master of electronic funk Laughton Kora.
Theatre, Festival Club 03 Mar
Australia’s most popular live storytelling series, Barefaced Stories, lands in Wellington for one massive New Zealand Festival Club night.
Festival Club 17 Mar
With his first recorded comedy album under his belt and a winning stage presence, Georgio will have you in stitches.
Music 09 Mar
Delight in the “flair, rigour and integrity” (New Zealand Listener) of New Zealand’s compositionvanguard in collaboration with the Miyata-Yoshimura-Suzuki Trio and Ensemble Musikfabrik.
Music, Festival Club 27 Feb
Samuel Scott and Lukasz Buda (together one third of The Phoenix Foundation) and James Milne (Lawrence Arabia) bring you a stripped back, band-free live show of some of their faves.
Currently the most exciting young quartet on the blockLIMELIGHT MAGAZINE (AUSTRALIA)
Romance & Revolution
Music 01 Mar
In this first and exclusive New Zealand performance, the trailblazing Orava Quartet brings its unique brand of passion and vitality to the classics of the string quartet repertoire.
Zoë Coombs Marr: Trigger Warning
Festival Club, Comedy 02 – 03 Mar
An award-winning show from Zoë Coombs Marr, one of Australia’s weirdest and wildest comedians.
Formidable … left me wanting to hear moreSUNDAY TIMES (UK)
A New Zealand Partita
Music 27 Feb
In fascinating three-way conversations between contemporary New Zealand composers, pianist Stephen De Pledge and JS Bach we hear the 18th-century musical form of the Partita reimagined for the 21st century.
Nathan Haines & Jonathan Crayford: Adagio
Music, Festival Club 25 Feb
International jazz legends Nathan Haines and Jonathan Crayford join forces for a collaborative re-working of the Adagio form through the works of Bach, Stravinsky, Morricone and more.
Festival Club, Music, Theatre 07 – 08 Mar
Named the stand-out cabaret of the year by the New ZealandHerald, Valerie is gig-theatre at its finest.
Casus Circus: Knee Deep
Circus, Festival Club 15 – 16 Mar
“Every minute counts” (The Guardian) in Knee Deep, from Edinburgh Festival Fringe favourites Casus Circus. Come experience the thrilling push and pull of this cutting-edge circus for yourself.
One of the best pieces of theatre I’ve seen in many yearsAlbert Wendt
Wild Dogs Under My Skirt
Artist Talk, Access, Theatre 07 – 11 Mar
Samoan New Zealander Tusiata Avia’s poetry becomes a fearless and enchanting piece of theatre under the direction of Anapela Polataivao and a cast of six powerful Pasefika actresses.
Surprisingly beautiful, humorous and joyous, there’s oh so much to lovePerth Now
À Ố Làng Phố
Family, spectacular, Circus 08 – 11 Mar
Whisk the whole family away to a village in Vietnam at À Ố Làng Phố – a circus show of extraordinary feats and infectious fun.