Experience the future... Mechanical Ballet
16-17 March - Drums that strike themselves. Loudspeakers that pivot and pirouette. Pianos whose keys tap dance ghostly toccatas. In Mechanical Ballet, experience the wonder for yourself as a crowd of mechatronic loudspeakers and percussion instruments come to life - the future starts here.
Experience mythic comedy... Eating the Wolf
21-25 March - Red Riding Hood is on her way to her grandma's house.... The wolf gets there first, keen for a snack.... He knocks on Grandma's door … he comes to her bedside ... he opens his mouth... What could possibly go wrong?
Experience laughter... Jim Gaffigan Live
A Grammy-nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer, two times New York Times best-selling author, top touring performer, and multi-platinum-selling father of five; Jim performs debut Wellington shows. Known around the world for his unique brand of humor which largely revolves around fatherhood and his observations on life.
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Hannah Playhouse - an independently run theatre venue for hire
Old buildings usefulness are so often measured by economic imperatives alone and their living presence is never acknowledged. The Hannah Playhouse provides a service to the performing arts community of the whole of NZ, in that she keeps safe the spirits of past lives that have created, and indeed appreciated, within her walls. She is a gatekeeper and her scars deserve a bow. They were earnt over years of use for intended purpose. Not many buildings can say that. I honour her mantel's continued presence in Wellington. She is a real theatre that is still one of our "Cathedrals of Honour to Humanity" in all its reflective expression. She is lucky to have a group of people currently looking after her who uphold her Mana and devote themselves to her care with passion.
Geraldine Brophy, Dec 2017