Shows & Events


The Road That Wasn't There

Trick of the Light & Zanetti Productions



This is a story about a girl who followed a map off the edge of the world…


In New Zealand, there are some 56,000 kilometres of paper roads – streets and towns that exist only on surveyors’ maps. Or do they? A young woman strays from the beaten track and finds herself in a paper world. It seems to be a land of possibility, but she soon discovers that things that happen in the fictional world can have frighteningly real consequences.


From award-winning company Trick of the Light Theatre (The Bookbinder) comes an original fairytale drawn from the twitchy edges of children’s literature – a dark world reminiscent of Coraline, Pan’s Labyrinth, and the works of Margaret Mahy. Combining puppetry, shadow play, and live music, The Road That Wasn’t There is a curious tale for intrepid children and adventurous adults…

“Thoroughly enchanting and totally engrossing, The Road That Wasn’t There is a must see show for all ages.” - The Dominion Post

Written by Ralph McCubbin Howell

Directed by Hannah Smith

Performed by Elle Wootton, Paul Waggott and Ralph McCubbin Howell

FUNDRAISER PERFORMANCE: Sunday 23rd July (duration 1 hour)


Trick of the Light Theatre is taking The Road That Wasn't There to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year - all proceeds from this performance will help the team survive the Fringe by providing a much needed roof over their heads. Thanks for your support!


WINNER – Outstanding New NZ Play, Most Promising New Director, and Production of the Year – Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards 2013

WINNER – Auckland Arts Festival Award – Auckland Fringe 2013

WINNER - Best Children's Event - Adelaide Fringe 2016

WINNER - Children's Event Award - Fringe World, Perth 2016




Whitireia Year 2 Circus & Musical Theatre



With a sprinkle of magic, Sawdust is an evening of singers, songs and circus. Showcasing the spectacular talents of Whitireia Circus and Musical theatre students, Sawdust celebrates Motown, soul and jazz with wire walkers, trapeze artists and acrobats…the beautiful, the wonderful, the wild.



C is for Climate Change

Crows Feet Dance Company



We are a community group of mature dancers aged between 39-76.


Crows Feet Dance Company was founded in 1999 and has presented over 25 works since its inception.


It’s latest work ‘C is for Climate Change’ deals with the most pressing issue of our time.


Choreographers are Jan Bolwell, Tania Kopytko, Jenny Cossey, Carolyn McKeefry and Sacha Copland of Java Dance Company who is our guest choreographer.


The dances deal with many issues – some in an amusing but always thought provoking way. Coastal erosion, rising sea levels, melting ice caps, degradation of our rivers, extremes of heat and cold, and the political and social ramifications of our decisions.


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