Miranda July: Lost Child!
Writers Week 09 Mar
Lost Child! is a New Zealand premiere, and a one-off, just like award-winning film-maker, writer and artist Miranda July - maker of hit film Me and You and Everyone We Know.
July has a rare ability to pin down people's faults, frailties, and eccentric compulsions, rather than squirm from them – and then to make us love them anyway.The Independent
Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) A New Beggar's Opera
Theatre, Music 26 Feb – 02 Mar
Busting with wit, wonder and weirdness, this was one of The Guardian’s Top 10 theatre shows of 2014. The ever-inventive, multi-talented Kneehigh rework John Gay’s bawdy 18th-century musical satire The Beggar’s Opera.
The God that Comes
Theatre, Music 15 – 20 Mar
Part play, part concert, all Bacchanalian, this booze-soaked rock ‘n’ roll cabaret is a sexy one-man show overflowing with “deft wit and razor sharp humour” (Calgary Sun, Canada).
The Kiss Inside
Dance 04 – 05 Mar
Douglas Wright has dug deeply into the human psyche and returned with a visual poem full of provocative images and exquisite movement — all to a soundtrack combining classical Sufi music, Patti Smith and JS Bach.
Complexity of Belonging
Dance, Theatre 11 – 13 Mar
A daring and darkly humorous exploration of identity in the age of social media from two of dance and theatre’s most unflinching makers.
L'orchestre d'hommes-orchestres Performs Tom Waits
Cabaret, Music 17 – 19 Mar
Enter the “sheer energetic madness” (This is Cabaret) of this four-man band of one-man bands. Their tribute to Tom Waits turns the gravel-voiced singer’s music into something even more eccentrically entertaining.
The Woman Who Forgot
Theatre 02 – 09 Mar
Who needs a stage when you have an entire city? Fans of the 2014 Festival’s “subtlemobs” won’t want to miss this even more multi-dimensional piece of adventure theatre.
The Devil's Half-Acre
Theatre 09 – 13 Mar
The award-winning team that delighted audiences with The Bookbinder and
The Road that Wasn’tThere return with a darker, more adult tale
of the uncanny.