Shows & Events

Love & Information

by Caryl Churchill

Directed by Annie Ruth & Ricky Dey


Jun 27th- Jul 1st | 7:30pm | $20 (waged) | $14 (unwaged)

Whitireia Stage and Screen Arts programme presents Love and Information a play which is truly of our time. Twenty actors play over 100 characters who grapple with communicating in this complex age of information overload. Churchill explores the impact that Facebook, Twitter and the other myriad communication networks have on our lives.


In a script deliciously written for this age of the splintered attention span, the 57 moments that make up Love and Information hurl audiences through an information bombardment that reflects our lives back to us, caught up in a daily mass consumption of data. 


Annie Ruth and Ricky Dey direct a generation of actors who have grown up in this world of information overload. Together they question how we separate ‘fake news’ and ‘alternate facts’ from reality and retain our grip on what is really happening.




Directed by Tuaine-Nurse Robati
Presented by Whitireia Cultural Performing Arts


Tickets: $20/$14

Performances 6th / 7th / 8th July 7pm

8th July 3pm matinee

Once again Whitireia Performing Arts presents you with a cultural extravaganza. This is your opportunity to see a fabulous display of Maori, Samoan, Cook Islands and Contemporary New Zealand dance before the troupe heads to international festivals in France.


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


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