2022 Hawke's Bay Arts Festival Programme

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14 - 30 OCTOBER 2022 hbaf.co.nz @hawkesbayartsfestival

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Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival


Nau mai, haere mai ki te Ahurei Toi o Te Matau a Maui Welcome to the Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival Whiria te tāngata is a Māori whakatauki (proverb) meaning to Weave the people together. This is our kaupapa for the Festival as we navigate challenging times for our community. Frayed around the edges, we aim to bring the strands back together, weaving artists, makers and creators into a beautiful showcase of works from Aotearoa and further afield. Our programme features the beautiful craft of our Ngāti Kahungunu Weavers, offers laughter and entertainment with the best comedians, acrobats, musicians and cabaret performers, alongside stunning visual arts experiences and literary events. Throughout, we weave some deep and truthful stories that demand reflection and engagement, to lift our spirits and remind us what life is all about. This is a festival to bring us all back together in celebration of our community, the arts and our humanity. We can’t wait to welcome you and share in two wonderful weeks of exuberance and delight to free your heart and feed your soul.

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On behalf of the Board and the Team at Arts Inc. Heretaunga, we invite you to join together with friends and whanau in our celebration of the arts - the 2022 Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival. Now in our 8th year, we continue to raise our sights and bring to you a festival that celebrates the best of Hawke’s Bay, Aotearoa, and once again we are pleased to welcome back some of our international friends! It has been a tough time for all in our community and we at Arts Inc. Heretaunga have witnessed the healing power of the arts as we have relentlessly pursued our goals to bring people together, to inspire and celebrate, through our Exhibition Programme at the Hastings Community Arts Centre, presenting the annual Blossom Parade, our new initiative - The Big Apple Project, and of course the Festival. The work that we do is a result of an enormous community effort; funders, sponsors, patrons, grant providers, volunteers, collaborators, artists, schools, and you - the audience. Our deepest thanks go to you all. What we do is a passion, discovering art entertains and feeds our curiosity about how other people see the world, it challenges us and gives us hope, stimulating our own creativity. So, treat yourself and your loved ones to a show or two, or a free event and we look forward to sharing some amazing festival experiences with you. Andy Heast Chair

Pitsch Leiser Festival Director

It is so exciting to be almost on the eve of the 2022 Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival! It is a high point of our year that I always look forward to; especially this year as we can host a full programme, including international acts, for the first time since Covid turned our lives upside down. It is extra special this year as our beautifully refurbished Toitoi Hawke’s Bay Arts and Events Centre will be the hub of the Festival. It is looking so majestic, and we can all be very proud of it. The Festival will be the icing on the cake for our city centre hospitality and events sector, where we have opened the just-completed Municipal Building, refreshed our streetscapes, and welcomed new businesses – all in time for our annual Blossom Festival and our Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival. Bringing events to our city and across our district is vital to our culture and our vibrancy and I urge everyone to find their gems in the Festival programme. And don’t forget to encourage friends and family to visit Hastings to share in the Festival – there is something for everyone! Sandra Hazlehurst Hastings Mayor

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YOUR FESTIVAL AT A GLANCE

These pages weave together detail of what’s on offer and we encourage you to explore it all and pull together your individual festival experience. You’ll find our Festival Timetable – a chronological listing of events covering the full 15 days of the Festival, on page 78, along with detailed venue and ticketing information on page 76. FREE

FAMILIES

YOUTH

We believe, passionately, that the arts should be accessible to everyone. Explore our free offerings, along with a range of shows reccomended for the whole family. Our Festival to Schools (page 47) and Furnware Ambassador Programme (page 14) have been nurturing our next generation of creatives and arts lovers since 2016.

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GROUPS

Looking for a fun night out for a group of friends, employees or clients? Attractive Corporate Hosting Packages, including food and beverage are available. For detail and bookings contact rachel@hbaf.co.nz. A weekend of smart conversation from some of our best writers, thinkers, and talkers bought to you by the Hawke’s Bay Readers & Writers Trust - pages 50-55.

FESTIVAL 20 CLUB

@hawkesbayartsfestival and

Introducing our Festival 20 Club - sign up at www. hbaf.co.nz to receive special email offers on limited $20 tickets to selected performances throughout the Festival. @hbartsfestival.

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SPONSORS / PARTNERS

CORE FUNDERS

GOLD SPONSOR

SILVER SPONSORS

MEDIA PARTNERS BRONZE SPONSORS

PRODUCTION PARTNER

SHOW SPONSORS VENUE PARTNER

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SUPPORTERS / GRANTS / HOSPITALITY SPONSORS

GRANTS

CORPORATE SUPPORTERS

Web Ranger

HOSPITALITY SPONSORS

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THE FESTIVAL HUB

We are excited to bring the heart of the Festival into the newly opened Municipal Building within Toitoi Hawke’s Bay Arts and Event Centre. The central laneway, with bars and eateries in the surrounding spaces, will provide cool and funky places to meet with your friends after work or before and after a show. Enjoy fabulous food and drink from Craft and Social who will offer a special Festival menu. Or, if you want to grab a quick snack, Long Island Deli will have charcuterie and cheese platters that can be pre-ordered. Some of the finest beverages made right here in our region will be on offer through Cellar 495 and Cedric's Bar. We will serve wines from Tony Bish Wines, Alpha Domus, Decibel Wines and Sileni, as well as a selection of beautifully crafted beers from Brave Brewery. With manākitanga at its heart, the Festival Hub is the place to be during the fortnight of the Festival, full of great ambiance and atmosphere, with a touch of glamour and straight up festival magic. We can’t wait to see you there!

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The Festival Hub will be open from 5pm till late for pre and post show food, and drink.


PHOTO : Charlotte Anderson

For more information on daily menus and special offers go to hbaf.co.nz

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OUR PATRONS

We extend our warmest thanks to all our patrons, past and present, for their philanthropic leadership and generous support. Patrons donations make a huge difference to the scope of what we can offer our local community through the Festival. Their contributions help with greater accessibility, free events, exposure to the performing arts for our young people, and bringing exciting works to Hawke’s Bay that ordinarily would not be presented here. We would like to thank Cristina von Bargen, Katherine Halliday, Anna Jepson, Lenise Lendrum, and Maree Sorenson-Wallace for their incredible help. POUNAMU

SILVER

BRONZE

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Barbara Bruce & Family Brigit & Ian Christie Clearview Estate Wyn & Judith Drabble Mark & Julie Eagle Kate & Robin Fergusson Ben & Rae Gaddum Clare Gordon Kate Holden Hygge at Clifton John Johnston & Judy MacDonald Johnston Jock & Bridget Mackintosh The Mason Family Hamish & Audrey McHardy Stewart Financial Group Jacqueline Taylor Chris & Angela Tremain Washpool Station

Richard & Nichola Dallas Anna Jepson & Phil Williams Ed & Jenn Kight Lenise & Tony Lendrum Maggie Lewis & Graeme Walker Michal McKay ( Mrs) Cam & Kate McLeay Tony & Cass Mossman Sarah & Rob Pearce Lisa & Marco Pascucci THE WORKS Wellness Centre Ani Tylee Rae & Chris Walker Teresa Woodham & Ross McLean

PLATINUM Anonymous Jonathan McHardy & Cristina von Bargen Mills Family Trust Helen Wilding Kathryn Young GOLD Katherine Halliday John & Juliette Lockie Matangi Angus Beef Brigid & Gary Plowman Souness Stone Law Partnership

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For details on how to become a patron please visit hbaf.co.nz/support- us/become-a-patron


FRI 14 OCT, 7.30pm

MUSIC

CANADA

Frazey Ford and the Quiet Revolution Vancouver-based Frazey Ford inhabits an entire world of shapeshifting rhythm, elevating every beat and groove with the subtle magnetism of her mesmerizing voice. A graceful collision of soul and psychedelia and sometimes ’70s funk, her latest album U kin B the Sun, invites both self-reflection and wildly joyful movement, and ultimately sparks a quiet transcendence. A founding member of seminal folk band The Be Good Tanyas, Ford’s award-winning 2014 solo album Indian Ocean was recorded with Al Green’s band, The Hi Rhythm Section – iconic architects of the Memphis soul sound. Named one of the top releases of 2014, Indian Ocean is an acclaimed country soul gem. Performing live, Soul-Americana singer-songwriter Frazey Ford is a captivating presence, supported by the intoxicating lilt of her band. Part of Ford’s international tour and celebrating the return of international acts to the Festival stage, join us for this deeply purifying opening night performance. Toitoi, Opera House 75 mins, no interval

A Reserve Adult $59 | Conc. $54 B Reserve Adult $49 | Conc. $44

“Ford’s voice is magnetic enough to tilt the Earth's axis, the grooves so deep and plush that they could upholster a Cadillac” - Q Magazine 

“Lyrics like Joni Mitchell and a voice à la Macy Gray, but all her indelibly own” - GQ Magazine, Best 5 Albums of 2020

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SAT 15 OCT, 10am - 4pm | Toitoi, Assembly Ballroom

Whiria! Whiria means to plait, a call to bring people together, so we are weaving and encouraging interaction. A call to people to come and see what the art of weaving is about. For one day only, at Toitoi’s beautiful Assembly Ballroom. Whiria is a celebration of raranga, the Māori art of weaving, a powerful living art that evokes tribal memories of the ancestors and the arts they brought with them. Fibre art covers a huge array of skills and Kahugnunu Iwi weavers will be displaying examples of their fibre work, demonstrating traditional methods and processes as

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well as using contemporary materials and techniques. Live demonstrations where people can observe weavers in action include – tukutuku (lattice work), tāniko (intricate finger weaving), muka (harakeke fibre) extraction, whatu (cloak making technique), raranga (harakeke weaving) and more. Whiria! is a feature event of the Festival and is presented in partnership with weavers and kaiako (teachers). Artists participating and demonstrating their work include; Wi Pohatu, Karmen Thomson, Erin Rauna, Fiona Jones,


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PHOTO : Wi Pohatu

Tracey Robens, Martha Hampton, TWoA Te Whare Pora weavers, Muriwai weavers and many others. As part of Whiria! an exhibition will feature stunning woven works, paintings and carvings by various Kahungunu artists. There will also be an opportunity to participate in free creative workshops, bookings essential as spaces are limited. Kahungunu entertainers Pereri King and Denise Keelan will take you on a journey weaving stories and singing waiata to compliment the day.

Guest speaker John Turi-Tiakitai will share history and a look into the timeline of weaving. The day will finish with a fashion show featuring renowned Māori designers Shona Tawhiao and Taongahuia Maxwell’s collections. Shona’s work has graced the catwalks in Milan and New York Fashion Weeks. Taongahuia Maxwell designs have featured in Miromoda and NZ Fashion Week. Both artists embrace their Māori culture and have a woven focus to their designs. Traditional and contemporary cloaks and kakahu will also grace the catwalk. Whiria! fashion, directed and produced by Nephi Tupaea.

Please visit hbaf.co.nz for a full schedule of activities and workshop registration

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SAT 15 OCT, 4pm

THEATRE

AOTEAROA

Thinning By Eli Kent A play about growth and gravity. In the limbo time between the end of high school and ‘real life’, a group of teenagers leave their city lives behind to go apple thinning. Join best mates Isaac, Adam, Troy, Lily, Fraggle and Billie as they break-up, hookup, fall in love, get drunk, fall over and come out in one last explosive summer together before they might never see each other again. In Thinning you meet people you love, people you hate and people just like you.

By arrangement with Playmarket. Performed by the Furnware Ambassadors. Directed by Lisa- Jane Easter.

Toitoi, Opera House 70 mins; 14+; Offensive language, contains references to death / dying, miscarriage and abortion Tickets $10

Furnware Ambassador Programme For the past seven years, Furnware’s support has nurtured Hawke’s Bay’s next generation of creatives. Each year the Furnware Ambassador Programme provides a group of secondary students with a unique opportunity to engage with the Festival both on and off-stage – through workshops, performance opportunities, behind the scenes experiences and free access to the Festival programme. The Furnware Ambassador Programme is facilitated by the Festival’s Education Manager Lisa-Jane Easter. In 2022 we continue to work in partnership with the Toitoi Creative Leaders Programme, an initiative designed to build relationships throughout the region and provide opportunities for youth to gain a deeper understanding of the Arts Industry. 14

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SAT 15 OCT, 7pm

DANCE / FAMILY

AOTEAROA

THE ROYAL NEW ZEALAND BALLET PRESENTS

Tutus on Tour

A carefully curated programme of works showcasing the Royal New Zealand Ballet at their best, from beloved classical favourites to recent works that have claimed a rightful place on the international stage. The pas de trois from Le Corsaire offers firecracker virtuosity, while the joyful ‘Waltz of the Flowers’ and the grand pas de deux from Val Caniparoli’s production of The Nutcracker look forward to Christmas with warmth and grandeur. On the contemporary side, Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain pas de deux (2005) makes its RNZB debut, and Olivier Wevers’ The Sofa (2013) introduces this rising star of contemporary choreography to Aotearoa. Rounding out this generous programme of dance is RNZB Choreographer Shaun James Kelly’s The Ground Beneath Our Feet (2019), an exuberant ballet, tailor-made for the RNZB. Napier Municipal Theatre 120 mins, incl. interval, lockout for first 10 mins; 5+ Premium $34.50-60 A Reserve $29.50-49.50 B Reserve $24.50-41.50 *Tickets for this performance must be purchased via rnzb.org.nz or premier. ticketek.co.nz Additional fees may apply.

PHOTO : RNZB Principals Sara Garbowski and Kate Kadow, photograph by Ross Brown

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SAT 15 OCT, 6 - 10pm | Napier CBD

Nuit Blanche - Art After Dark After a one year hiatus Napier’s Arts Quarter will once again come alive to play host to Nuit Blanche - Art After Dark. A night of brilliant performances and magical discoveries when Napier’s galleries, back alleys, carparks and lanes will feature contemporary art exhibitions, installations, live music, DJ’s, moving image projections, dance and street performance. Discover the city through the lens of the arts and enjoy it in a unique way. Bring the whole family. Grab a drink or bite to eat from the local bars, cafés or restaurants alongside delicious offerings from local food trucks and pop-up stalls. Waiapu Cathedral will light up with White Rose - Mirrored Dreams by internationally renowned, Auckland based, Korean artist Hye Rim Lee. This new digital projection work created in partnership with 3D generalist Greg Smith will be complemented by an exhibition of Lee’s latest works at Ahuriri Contemporary Gallery. Take your time and explore the many galleries in Napier’s Arts Quarter including CAN, Tennyson Gallery, Boyd-Dunlop Gallery, Dept. of Curiosities and Fine Things, Cathedral Photo and Art Gallery, SPA_CE, The Pottery Studio, MTG Hawke’s Bay and

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many more. Meet the artists and interact with each gallery’s unique presentation for the night and be sure to visit Wardini Books for a late-night experience. Don’t miss the mesmerising The Air Between Us (pg.20) with aerial dance by Chloe Loftus and Rodney Bell or Out of the Blue a technicolor illuminated shoal of fish and Flames of Plenty dancers, both roaming the streets of the CBD. Check out Biggie & Smalls 2v2 All Style Dance Battle (pg.19) brought to you by Projekt Team, New Zealand’s Hip Hop and Street Dance Collective, with some of the baddest freestyle names in the country, teamed up with new and emerging freestyle dancers from Te Matau a Maui and the East Coast. Find Katja Starke’s Compliment Cycle, a feel good, interactive, light-up-in-the-dark, whimsical and roaming street performance act, complete with flowers and a typewriter to capture your compliment for a friend or a stranger. Take in the 50 strong Hawke’s Bay Soul Choir in pop-up performances directed by internationally recognised choirmaster Stephan Zebe, with a unique repertoire to suit all soul, disco and Motown fans. End the night dancing away to some funky grooves by local Dj’s and bands.


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For more detail pick up a programme flyer at your local gallery or café and visit hbaf.co.nz.

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SAT 15 OCT, 7pm

DANCE / MUSIC / FAMILY

AOTEAROA

Biggie & Smalls 2v2 All Style Dance Battle PROJEKT TEAM

New Zealand’s Hip Hop and street dance collective, Projekt Team brings you some of the biggest and baddest freestyle names in the country, teamed up with new and emerging freestyle dancers from the East Coast. It’s an awesome opportunity for fresh and raw talent to enter the battlefield with a Biggie guiding the way! Everything about Biggie & Smalls is impromptu… random selection of Hip Hop music; random paired Biggie & Smalls teams; and freestyle / improvised movement. And the best part, YOU ARE THE JUDGE. Audience members will judge all battle rounds to determine who will be crowned the Biggie & Smalls Champions of the 2022 Hawkes Bay Festival! Napier Arts Quarter, CBD (as part of Nuit Blanche) | 120 mins | FREE In preparation for the Battle, the Projekt Team will be running youth dance workshops in Hastings during the last week of the school holidays. For workshop enquiries projektteam.nz@gmail.com

PHOTO : JerryQ Photography

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SUN 16 OCT, 4pm

DANCE / THEATRE

AOTEAROA

Ko Au PROJEKT TEAM

Inspired by the personal stories of their diverse cultures, KO AU meaning ‘I am’ is Projekt Team’s first full-length work. Projekt Team share their most vulnerable selves in a new and thought provoking form, where both audience and dancers occupy the performative space. Join us for this intimate dance installation where audiences will be guided between multiple found performance spaces to watch, listen to and take part in the different stories shared by the dancers. With only six guided tours, departing in five minute intervals, and a maximum of 15 people per tour, don’t miss this opportunity to share in this unique dance experience while discovering the special spaces within the newly opened Toitoi Municipal Building. Created by Seidah Tuaoi and Josh Mitikulena Dance Artists: Mele Ta’e’iloa, Avneil Mohan, Aahana Mohan, John Vaifale, Keith Fata, Kardia Ah Kiau, Myke Davis-Hoeft , Sejoo Han, Andy Ha, Sheldon Rua, Ken Vaega, Benny Abela, Villa Lemanu, Cassidy Makiha, Denyse Rewi, Chay Kealy Toitoi, Municipal Building 60 mins Adult $29 | Conc. $24

PHOTO : Jinki Cambronero

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SAT 15 & SUN 16 OCT

AERIAL DANCE / FAMILY

AOTEAROA

The Air Between Us Multi award-winning disabled artist Rodney Bell and critically acclaimed choreographer Chloe Loftus present The Air Between Us, an outdoor aerial dance event that captivates audiences. Spiralling into the air, this counterweighted duet is a celebration of equality and connection. The Air Between Us explores a meeting point; between two bodies in space, in perfect equilibrium, crossing boundaries of culture, with curiosity and play. Arriving at this place from diverse backgrounds and experiences, Chloe and Rodney explore our innate capacity to exist in symbiotic harmony, with each other and with our environment. Like planets encircling each other, magnetically pulled by each other’s energy, this is an inimitable and mesmerising performance. The Air Between Us is supported by a bespoke rigging design and expertly counterweighted by Tym Miller-White. Sat 15 Oct, 6 & 9pm - Napier Arts Quarter, CBD (as part of Nuit Blanche) Sun 16 Oct, 3 & 6pm - Civic Square, Hastings 20 mins | FREE PHOTO : Oliver Crawford

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15, 19, 20 & 22 OCT

MUSICAL THEATRE

AOTEAROA

THE REAL THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

Tell Me on a Sunday Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Don Black Tell Me on a Sunday is a delightful one woman musical, which follows a free-spirited English woman’s acclimation to New York City. Brimming with optimism she sets out to seek companionship and, of course, love. As she weaves her way through the maze of the city and her own anxieties and heartaches, she begins to wonder whether, in fact, she’s been looking for love in all the wrong places. Supported by a five piece orchestra and backup singers, Tell Me on a Sunday includes the well-known songs Capped Teeth and Caesar Salad, Take That Look Off Your Face, and Tell Me On A Sunday. Singer, dancer and actress Lisa Lorrell has graced the professional stage for over 20 years in the UK, Australia and New Zealand and has played numerous lead roles in well-known musicals in the West End and throughout the UK. Directed by David Coddington with Musical Direction by Lindsay Coxen. Sat 15 Oct, 7.30pm - CHB Municipal Theatre Wed 19 Oct, 7pm & Thur 20 Oct, 9pm - The Urban Winery Sat 22 Oct, 7.30pm - The Blyth Performing Arts Centre 65 mins, no interval; 10+ Adult $44 | Conc. $39

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SUN 16 OCT, 7.30pm

METRO MĀORI PRODUCTIONS & PANNZ PRESENT

Thoroughly Modern Māui Many moons ago, a superhero of a different kind ruled this side of the Pacific. His name was Māui-Tikitiki-A-Taranga – MĀUI. A warrior and demigod, his adventures are woven into the fabric of Pacific history. In Aotearoa, this ‘Māori Superman’ was fast, fit, and funny. He was the total package. He slowed the sun, fished up the North Island and brought fire to the world – to name just a few of his feats! Burgeoning music theatre star Rutene Spooner is channelling this Māori hero into a modern-day icon - complete with rhinestones and glitter. This ‘haka- boogie- hori’ will be pulling out all his tricks from the past and reincarnating Māui into a living, breathing, musical rock star before your very eyes. Don’t miss the charmingly quick-witted songs, hilarious antics and heart-felt storytelling from this cultural hero and trickster shape shifter. Developed in partnership with Auckland Live. Toitoi, Opera House 60 mins; 16+; Theatrical haze effects A Reserve Adult $49 | Conc. $44 B Reserve Adult $39 | Conc. $34

“ a highly talented and hilarious performer... the whanaungatanga between Spooner and his band radiates authenticity and joy” - Theatrescenes

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TUE 18 OCT, 7.30pm

THEATRE

AOTEAROA

Skin Tight

SKIN TIGHT

By Gary Henderson

A muscular piece of poetry.

The searing and sensual romance of Elizabeth and Tom. Dark secrets, deep passions, and heart-breaking truths bubble over as lovers savour precious moments together. Set in twentieth-century Canterbury farming heartland, the text remains deeply resonant with striking parallels to the present. As stunningly physical as it is poetic, Skin Tight is a remarkable theatre experience that will leave you with goosebumps. One of Aotearoa’s most poignant and lasting works of theatre, Skin Tight premiered at BATS Theatre in 1994. It won a coveted Fringe First Award at the 1998 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has been produced in the UK, Australia, South Africa, Europe, Canada, and the USA. Directed by Katherine McRae Starring Ella Gilbert and Arlo Gibson MTG Century Theatre 60 mins; 14+; Sexual content, nudity Adult $44 | Conc. $39

" Skin Tight is to New Zealand theatre what Whale Rider is to New Zealand film. It's about the very heart of New Zealand culture, the New Zealand identity." - NZ Herald

“ B rimming with passion on a knife edge, sometimes quite literally, Skin Tight is the real deal.” - What’s On Stage 

PHOTO : Isabella Austin

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WED 19 OCT, 7.30pm

MUSIC

IRAQ / AOTEAROA

CMNZ PRESENTS

Letters from Iraq Love and loss. Home and hope. Grammy-winning Iraqi-American composer and oud player, Rahim AlHaj alongside the New Zealand String Quartet, double bassist Joan Perarnau Garriga and percussionist Justin DeHart, perform Letters from Iraq. AlHaj, a man with first-hand knowledge of oppression and torture under Saddam Hussein’s regime and a deep love for the people of his native Iraq, recounts a specific story with each piece. To listen is to experience the heartbreak, loss, and day-to-day journeys of so many Iraqi citizens. An inspired and loving tribute to people in dire conditions, who still press forward. The Blyth Performing Arts Centre 75 mins, no interval, lockout first 5 minutes; 10+ A Reserve $15-52 B Reserve $15-43 *Additional fees may apply

“ Unique combination of traditional and innovative performance techniques. AlHaj’s spontaneous inventions are constantly fascinating.” - Los Angeles Times

THE PERFORMERS Rahim AlHaj (oud) Justin DeHart (hand percussion) Helene Pohl (violin) Monique Lapins (violin) Gillian Ansell (viola) Rolf Gjelsten (cello) Joan Perarnau Garriga (double bass) PROGRAMME SAMUEL BARBER String Quartet, op. 11 RAHIM ALHAJ Dream (solo oud) RAHIM ALHAJ Letters from Iraq

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WED 19 - SUN 23 OCT

MUSIC

AOTEAROA

Jackie Goes Prima Diva! IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE SMALL HALL SESSIONS

Homegrown chanteuse Jackie Clarke (When The Cat’s Been Spayed, The Lady Killers) turns her powerhouse vocals, wicked humour and maverick entertainment style to the songs of the 20th and 21st Centuries’ most legendary divas. Paying homage to Judy Garland, Kate Bush, Shirley Bassey, Lady Gaga, Peggy Lee, Dolly Parton and more, expect iconic songs performed with tender soul and gleeful virtuosity. Jackie is an all-round choice wahine made even more fabulous when accompanied by Grammy nominated pianist Stephen Small, who divides his time between playing and recording with world orchestras (London Symphony, Czech National) and NZ rock ‘n roll royalty (Hello Sailor). Don’t miss this rollicking show of bravura song styling, dazzling frockage, pin-drop moments and plenty of laughs from a NZ dairy-fed Diva with her feet on the ground and her head amongst the stars. The Small Hall Sessions is Jamie Macphail’s ode to the rural heart of Hawke’s Bay. By bringing high-calibre touring musicians to small halls the Sessions give rural communities a chance to see musical heavy-hitters up-close and music-lovers an opportunity to experience these precious venues in a new light. Wed 19 Oct, 7pm, Meeanee Community Hall Thu 20 Oct, 7pm, Onga Onga Community Halll Fri 21 Oct, 7pm, Twyford Community Hall Sat 22 Oct, 7pm, Elsthorpe Community Hall Sun 23 Oct, 7pm, Maraekakaho Community Hall 110 mins, incl. interval; 14+ I Tickets $49

“ Jackie was sublime - I laughed, I grinned, I wept a bit... she is as much a master of her craft as the women she honours” - Michele A’Court

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THU 20 OCT, 7.30pm

MUSIC

AOTEAROA

PHOTO : Belinda Merrie and Daniel Blackball

Anthonie Tonnon – Leave Love Out of This Winner of the coveted 2022 Taite Music Prize, kiwi singer-songwriter Anthonie Tonnon presents his third album, Leave Love Out of This, out now on Nadia Reid’s Slow Time Records. After three years of critically-acclaimed and uniquely captivating solo shows, A Synthesized Universe and Rail Land, Tonnon celebrates his new album with a full band and a highly physical show featuring Stuart Harwood on hybrid electric / acoustic drums, David Flyger on bass guitar / synthesised bass, Brooke Singer (French for Rabbits) on synthesisers and samples, and Sam Taylor (Nadia Reid) on electric guitars and percussion. In Tonnon’s own words: “I was interested in 808s and other electronic instruments, but I wanted to find ways to play them with a sense of musicality and fragility. I wanted to find meeting places between organic and synthesized sound, and it’s exciting to expand this approach, with a large team, to celebrate the album.” Tonnon finally graces our Festival stage – you don’t want to miss it!

“ The best dressed balladeer in the business, Anthonie Tonnon is an ambitious songsmith and one of Aotearoa’s most engaging, inventive performers.” - Stuff.co.nz

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Toitoi, Opera House 90 mins, no interval; Strobe lighting A Reserve Adult $49 Conc. $44 B Reserve Adult $39 Conc. $34


THU 20 OCT, 9pm

COMEDY

AOTEAROA

Pax Assadi – Handsome Boy JUNKYARD ARTISTS

After an impressive 11 year career in the NZ comedy scene and hot off the heels of his critically acclaimed sitcom on NEON, Raised By Refugees, Pax Assadi is launching his first nation-wide tour. Celebrated by peers and critics alike, Pax is one of New Zealand’s heaviest-hitting and most important comedic voices. A regular on shows like Have You Been Paying Attention, 7 Days and The Project, Pax also hosted the 2020 NZ International Comedy Gala to rave reviews. Following multiple sell-out seasons at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, these tickets won’t last long! Toitoi, Assembly Ballroom 60 mins; 16+ Adult $34 I Conc. $29

“ By the end of his show you don’t feel like you’ve been at a stand-up gig at all, but instead have just had a few laughs with an old friend around the dining room table.” - Stuff

PHOTO : Stephen Tilley

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FRI 21 - SUN 23 OCT, 10am-5pm

INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION

Put My Ear to the Ground Theatre-maker Puti Lancaster died in 2021 leaving a prolific body of work over an intense six years in Heretaunga, telling stories of this place. Working in parallel with Puti, writers Bridie Freeman-Rock and Jess Soutar Barron wrote about her work, and were invited by her to become active participants in her process of devising. When she died she left a legacy: a richness of encouragements, tools and invitations to continue the mahi of creating spaces for transformative change: in people, families, narratives, dynamics and communities. Puti also left a hole: unfinished projects, half-started collaborations, conversations broken off midway. As part of a long goodbye to Puti, Put My Ear to the Ground is an opportunity to engage with some of the themes of her work, and reflect on the intentions and wishes held within each of us towards changed ways of doing, thinking, feeling, being. Bridie and Jess have worked with other collaborators to offer a sense of Puti’s processes and practice. Put My Ear to the Ground is a sensory, transmedia, spatial offering that provides a quiet shelter for reverie and resolve. Together, over three days and nights, audience become participants co-creating a shared sense of what it means to leave a place and to come home. Civic Square, Hastings FREE

PHOTO : Charlotte Anderson

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FRI 21 OCT, 1pm

COMEDY / FAMILY

AUSTRALIA

THE LISTIES AND CRITICAL STAGES TOURING PRESENT

ROFL (Rolling On the Floor Laughing) Back by Poopular demand! Join Rich and Matt for a comedy extravaganza jam-packed with magically stupid stuff. ROFL sees The Listies tackle the most terrifyingly tortuous family situation of all: BEDTIME. Rich, the exhausted parental proxy, is trying to get an early night while his hapless, hopeless housemate, Matt, deploys every trick in the book to stay up late. Featuring toilet paper cannons, a real life Cowasaurus, lullabies of doom, detachable legs, a panoply of puns, and possibly one too many gags. This show will have you Rolling On the Floor Laughing! Gratuitous, ridiculous, hilarious, joyous and possibly hazardous, Rich and Matt are The Listies, Australia’s maestros of kidult comedy, a multi-award winning duo who win over audiences of all ages with their insane, interactive, illogical and irreverent escapades. Toitoi, Opera House 60 mins; 4+; Sudden loud noises

Adult $34 | Conc. $29 | Child $19

“ Nobody else does comedy for kids this brilliantly, but what's more astounding is that adults have just as much fun. The Listies occupy a dimension all of their own.” - Sydney Morning Herald

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FRI 21 OCT 1 & 4pm, SAT 22 OCT 10am & 1pm

Keirunga Theatre 45 mins, 10+ Adult $34 | Conc. $29

THEATRE

AOTEAROA / DENMARK

Back to Square One? THE REBEL ALLIANCE

Inga has seen world wars, cold wars, civil wars. In real life and on TV. And when you’re close to 100 you know a thing or two about a thing or two. Join Inga in her living room in Denmark during lockdown as she reaches out through space and time to her grandson in New Zealand. Originally created for driveways, parks and cul-de-sacs, Back to Square One? features lots of chalk and a cameo by a Viking God. It’s a heartwarming and remarkable story of unremarkable lives and the (sometimes) misdirected urgency that drives us all. Every now and then all you need is an old lady to set you straight. It’s theatre, but only just! Coffee and cake included. Written and performed by Anders Falstie- Jensen, Back to Square One? was shortlisted for Best Play at the 2021 ADAM NZ Play Awards.

“I can’t recall the last time I left a theatre with such a lightness of heart” - Ross’s Reviews

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FRI 21 OCT, 7.30pm

MUSIC

AOTEAROA

FESTIVAL OPERA PRESENTS

We Will Rise Again Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 - ‘Resurrection’ The Resurrection Symphony is an appropriate collaboration for the current turbulent times, taking the audience on an exhilarating and emotional journey through this moving piece, and reminding us of the importance of experiencing live music together as a community. This presentation features several of Hawke’s Bay’s finest musical organisations and groups, with renowned soloists. Written by Gustav Mahler and first performed in 1895, Resurrection swiftly followed his first symphony, which was in itself a titanic effort. Mahler stretched the symphonic form, both in length and emotional levels, for his second symphony and was possibly inspired by his experience attending the funeral of famous conductor Hans Von Bülow. The first movement reflects mourning and darkness, leading progressively through the second and third movements to a more hopeful and victorious ending where the human voice reflects resurrection surpassing obstacles and the call to the final judgement. “With wings that I have gained I will rise! You will rise, yes, you will rise again!” Conducted by José Aparicio. In Association with Hawke’s Bay Orchestra and featuring members of Project Prima Volta, Napier Civic Choir, Hastings Boys High Choir and Iona Pure Waiapu Cathedral, Napier 85 mins, no interval Adult $54 | Conc. $49 | Stu./Child $33

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FRI 21 OCT, 7.30pm

MUSIC

AOTEAROA

Teremoana Rapley: Daughter of a Housegirl A world premiere of thoughtfully curated songs, more than 30 years in the making, award- winning musician Teremoana Rapley performs her long-awaited, full-length debut album Daughter of a Housegirl. Bass-heavy beats and sweet flamenco-inspired folk tunes are overlaid with vibrations and frequencies, encouraging audiences to be present in this inter-dimensional, multi-disciplinary musical experience of life, love, and living. A multi-talented artist whose journey began with Upper Hutt Posse and Moana and the Moahunters, Rapley (Cook Islands, Jamaica) uses reflections of breath and heartbeat to underline this salutation and dedication to her late mother as a celebration of what was, what is, and what will be. Teremoana brings her whole self to the table, unapologetically expressing her thoughts, interplayed between aural and visual sensations from 808’s bass to sweet acoustic tunes; from seasonal backdrops to artistic graphic design interpretations of each of her songs. Step inside the world of a Black Moana Sovereign Storyteller. MTG Century Theatre 50 mins Adult $44 | Conc. $39

“Daughter takes us on a journey through another dimension of experimental music and visuals” PHOTO : Villiamu Urale

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- Sarai Perenise-Ropeti


SAT 22 OCT, 7.30pm

THEATRE / LITERARY

AOTEAROA

FCC PRESENTS

Hello Darkness By Peter Wells, Adapted by Victor Rodger While receiving treatment for prostate cancer, writer Peter Wells – an intensely private person – reached out to the world via Facebook, where he examined his life as he also contemplated the end of it. Peter’s posts were collated and published under the title Hello Darkness. Now, award-winning playwright Victor Rodger (Black Faggot, ONZM 2021) has adapted Hello Darkness as a one man show. Directed by Shane Bosher (2021 Arts Laureate) and featuring Roy Ward (Brokenwood Mysteries), Hello Darkness is both moving and amusing. In Peter’s words: “During that time, I received in return an explosion of aroha on that most cynical of mediums – the internet. There was advice, commentary, encouragement, accompaniment. I made something out of nothing, if near death experiences can be said to be nothing. I learnt a lot.” This is a story of facing the biggest challenge and meeting it with grace, intelligence, wit and resilience. MTG Century Theatre 55 mins, full lockout; 16+; Sexual content Adult $39 | Conc. $34

" Hello Darkness goes to the essence of why we write and why we read. It is a communication from one voice in the dark to another person, talking intimately and honestly. On the very edge of a human life, perspectives open up that are not available in any other circumstances.” - Stuff.co.nz

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SAT 22 & SUN 23 OCT, 2pm & 8pm

INDIAN INK THEATRE COMPANY

Mrs Krishnan’s Party Written by Justin Lewis and Jacob Rajan It’s Mrs Krishnan’s Party and you’re invited! Step into the back room of Mrs Krishnan’s corner dairy where garlands decorate the ceiling, music flows and Mrs Krishnan is throwing a party like no other. Get a taste of Onam, a festival that marks the arrival of the New Year and prepare for some South Indian festive mayhem. Food simmers on the stove, laughter abounds, and strangers become friends in this joyous celebration of life. Kalyani Nagarajan (Mrs Krishnan) and Justin Rogers (DJ Jimmy) juggle cooking, music, the audience and heartfelt drama in an acting tour de force where no two nights are the same. You might even find yourself setting the table or helping out with the cooking! With multiple sold-out seasons at home and abroad, Mrs Krishnan’s Party has critics raving and audiences leaping to their feet. From distinguished Head Table guests to Party Animals in the back, check out the video on our website to choose your perfect seat.

“ So different, so original, so creatively fresh and so much fun no one wanted to go home” - Waikato Times

“ Everything about this show is perfect” - Two Cents & Two Pence, Vancouver

PHOTO : Ankita Singh

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THEATRE / COMEDY

AOTEAROA

Toitoi, Assembly Ballroom 85 mins, no interval, lockout for first 7 mins; 6+; Strobe lighting Head Table Inner Circle Wallflower Cheeky Seats Party Animals

$62 $58 $46 $34 $15

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A FESTIVAL PATRON

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SUN 23 OCT, 5pm

OPERA

AOTEAROA

FESTIVAL OPERA, IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE DAME MALVINA MAJOR FOUNDATION, PRESENT

Sharing the Dream

GALA EVENT WITH DAME MALVINA MAJOR

A gala concert to celebrate Dame Malvina Major - her life, her art and her commitment to the next generation of artists

Join us for a gala concert of operatic highlights celebrating the unique career and work of Dame Malvina. A sparkling evening, featuring some of Aotearoa’s finest opera singers including Amitai Pati and Moses Mackay of Sol3 Mio fame, joined by special guests, all of whom have been mentored and supported by Dame Malvina and her Foundation. Together with a full symphonic orchestra and Master of Ceremonies - the celebrated Opera Stage Director John Wilkie, we explore the highlights of Dame Malvina’s journey - from her early days studying and performing in Europe through to her dazzling International success following a period in New Zealand raising her family. A talented and dedicated diva whose approach to her career was ahead of its time, this performance will honour Dame Malvina for her lifetime of service to the artform of opera, not just on the stage, but for her tireless efforts to ensure the successful development of young musicians and singers. Profits from this not-to-be-missed concert will be donated to the Dame Malvina Major Foundation. Toitoi, Opera House 120 mins, incl. interval A Reserve Adult $79 | Conc. $69 | Stu./Child $43 B Reserve Adult $72 | Conc. $64 | Stu./Child $38

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TUE 25 OCT, 7.30pm

THEATRE

AOTEAROA

THE CONCH & PANNZ PRESENT

A Boy Called Piano Auckland 1963. Three eleven year old boys meet in a cell in the Family Court. Two Māori and one Samoan: Wheels, Piwi, and a boy called Piano. Made wards of state, they are taken to Ōwairaka Boys’ Home. There begins a story of darkness, abuse and pain, but also resilience as the boys seek to survive through the power of friendship, culture, music and the human spirit. Growing from the award-winning collaboration of The White Guitar’s creative team, Pacific NZ theatre company The Conch is proud to walk beside Fa’amoana John Luafutu and the Luafutu Aiga as they courageously bring the true story of Fa’amoana’s experience - alongside thousands of Māori and Pasifika children - into the light. Written by Fa’amoana John Luafutu and Tom McCrory, and directed by Nina Nawalowalo, A Boy Called Piano builds on The Conch’s kaupapa of harnessing the power of theatre as a force for social change. Combining physical storytelling, breathtaking visual design, and elements from The Conch documentary film A Boy Called Piano - The Story of Fa’amoana John Luafutu (NZIFF 2022 and winner 2022 Montreal Independent Film Festival), the play stars Fa’amoana alongside his son Matthias Luafutu, Aaron McGregor, Rob Ringiao-Lloyd and the renowned Ole Maiava, plus a stunning score performed live by Aotearoa music legend Mark Vanilau. Toitoi, Opera House 75 mins, no interval, lockout; 16+; Offensive language, contains themes relating to abuse and suicide A Reserve Adult $49 | Conc. $44 B Reserve Adult $39 | Conc. $34

“ I t’s gripping, insightful and appeals to our humanity” - Theatreview

“ A Boy Called Piano shows how powerful theatre can be.” - Dominion Post

A Boy Called Piano was first produced at BATS Theatre, Wellington on 4 October 2022.

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WED 26 OCT, 7.30pm

MUSIC

AOTEAROA

Don McGlashan & The Others Someone once said that if New Zealand music was a house, Don McGlashan would be a load- bearing beam. From Blam Blam Blam, The Front Lawn, through to The Mutton Birds and his four acclaimed solo albums, that beam remains unvarnished, and as strong as ever. McGlashan’s most recent solo album, Bright November Morning, went straight into the New Zealand charts at No. 1. Recorded in Lyttelton, Auckland and Vancouver, and full of inspired playing from his band The Others, featuring Shayne P Carter (Straitjacket Fits, Dimmer), Chris O’Connor (SJD, Phoenix Foundation) and James Duncan (SJD, Dimmer), Bright November Morning marks a new stage in McGlashan’s generous and humane songbook. Don McGlashan & The Others will be journeying through his latest album, Bright November Morning, with plenty of back catalogue favourites thrown in. Toitoi, Opera House 75 mins, no interval A Reserve Adult $59 | Conc. $54 B Reserve Adult $49 | Conc. $44

“the great storyteller of New Zealand music” - Russell Baillie, The Listener

“a masterclass in song craft… with an inner world all his own” - Australian Rolling Stone

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THU 27 OCT, 7.30pm

CIRCUS / MUSIC

AUSTRALIA

Rebel HIREWIRE ENTERTAINMENT

Rebel is a live circus rock tribute to the original rebel, David Bowie. Stage dive into the mosh pit for a night of live music, glittering glam rock, phenomenal acrobatics, breathtaking aerials and a spectacular heart-stopping sideshow. Inspired by the words of Bowie: “I want to tart rock up. I don’t want to climb out of my fantasies in order to go up on stage – I want to take them on stage with me.” Rebel combines live music, circus and comedy to bring Bowie’s incredible body of work to life, capturing his unique aesthetic that broke ground and inspired generations. Headlined by the incredible, multi-award winning Stewart Reeve, and featuring a rockstar band of artists from across artistic genres, Rebel is a non-stop circus and rock and roll party! Toitoi, Opera House 60 mins; 12+ A Reserve Adult $54 | Conc. $49 B Reserve Adult $44 | Conc. $39

“ Glam rock and roll cabaret with heart stopping physical feats, a costume selection to die for and enough talent to make you sick” - We Know Melbourne

PHOTO : Brig Bee

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FRI 28 OCT, 7.30pm

COMEDY

SOUTH AFRICA

Urzila Carlson: It’s Personal Welcome to the days of mind your own business and don’t comment on others’ business. Not their gender, sexuality, body, hair, education or career. Also, welcome to the days of total oversharing on social media, but STILL, mind your own business. We want to talk about things and want everyone to know IT’S PERSONAL! This is a show about keeping your cards close to your chest but walking around naked. Can we have it all? Yes, but also bloody no but also it’s none of your business because IT’S PERSONAL. Urzila Carlson has become one of the biggest names in comedy in Australia and New Zealand. It’s Personal arrives hot on the heels of her last tour Token African, as well as her NETFLIX hour-long comedy special Over-qualified Loser (released in 190 countries) and Comedians of the World. In 2019 and again in 2022 she was the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s People’s Choice award-winner for most tickets sold across the festival (30,000 to be exact!). Urzila is also a much-loved staple on TVNZ’s smash-hit panel show, Have You Been Paying Attention? both here and in Australia, and has also appeared on Taskmaster NZ and 7 Days. Catch her while you can! Toitoi, Opera House 80 mins, no interval; 16+; Offensive language

A Reserve Adult $59 | Conc. $54 B Reserve Adult $49 | Conc. $44

“Carlson is a gifted and accomplished comedian an absolute must-see.” - Appetite for the Arts

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FRI 28 OCT, 9pm

CABARET

AOTEAROA

The Most Naked PROJECTMUSE

Fearlessly sinking its teeth into cultural mores around nudity, strip tease and the flashing of skin, The Most Naked is a compelling, wild, and unsettlingly sexy multidisciplinary workcome-cabaret that strips nakedness right down to the bone. Inspired by cabaret and burlesque art-forms, and incorporating mesmerising dance artistry, subversive theatre, spectacular live music and political eroticism. Created and performed by force-of-nature movement alchemist and “most naked” performer Hannah Tasker-Poland, with the live musical wizardry of internationally renowned composer and musician Lucien Johnson.

Toitoi, Assembly Ballroom 60 mins; 18+ (14+ welcome with parental supervision); Offensive language, sexual content, nudity, strobe lighting, loud music Adult $44 | Conc. $39

Fresh from two sold-out seasons in Auckland and Wellington to spectacular reviews and box office waiting lists, The Most Naked will not be the show you were expecting but GODDAMN it’ll be the show you’re glad you got. Developed in partnership with Auckland Unlimited.

“Tasker-Poland delivers a gut-wrenching statement with command, passion, turmoil and relentless physicality. A tour-de-force” PHOTO : Ivan Muller

- Theatreview

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SAT 29 OCT, 1pm

THEATRE / FAMILY

AOTEAROA

Tröll TRICK OF THE LIGHT THEATRE

It’s 1998. Otto is twelve but online he’s thirteen and he’s pretty sure he gets away with it. He lives in an old wooden house with his mum, dad, and sister, a mysterious Icelandic granny, and an ancient malevolent troll that’s lurking in the walls... From internationally acclaimed Trick of the Light Theatre (The Bookbinder – a sell-out of the 2019 Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival) comes a lo-fi wi-fi fable, combining storytelling, projection, and puppetry. As mobile phones become light sources, laptops transform into skyscrapers, and charger cords morph into puppets, Tröll tells a story both mythic and modern, in the vein of Stranger Things. A truly spell-binding theatre experience for adults and children alike – don’t miss it! MTG Century Theatre 55 mins, full lockout; 8+ Adult $34 | Conc. $29 | Child $19

"Merging magic realism, sharp writing and… some incredibly clever visuals”  - Fringe Feed, Perth

“Brilliant, dark, funny, and poignant.” - Theatreview

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SAT 29 OCT, 9pm & SUN 30 OCT, 6pm

COMEDY

AOTEAROA

The Trojan War A SLIGHTLY ISOLATED DOG

Following the success of Don Juan and Jekyll & Hyde, A Slightly Isolated Dog brings you the third instalment in the trilogy of very sexy works: The Trojan War! Employing a cast of faux-French performers, this is a hilarious, joyful, interactive celebration combining theatrical magic, wicked pop songs and explosive wit to create a delightful romp through a twisted classic tale. When Paris is born, it is prophesied that he will bring the destruction of the city. To avoid this fate he is sent away to be sacrificed. But this starts a series of events that will inevitably lead to the destiny his parents were so desperately trying to avoid. The Trojan War tells the story of the tragic fall of Troy. It’s a raucous celebration of our ridiculous lives, using this classic tale of gods and heroes to playfully explore questions around the current chaos of our times. Toitoi, Assembly Ballroom 70 mins, no interval; 13+; Offensive language Adult $34 Conc. $29

“An absolute tour de force of modern theatre practice… no matter how dark you feel before you come, that darkness will disappear during this blackest and sexiest of comedies.” - Theatreview

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SAT 29 OCT, 2 & 7.30pm

Werk It CIRCUS TRICK TEASE

WERK IT by Circus Trick Tease is an all-new, hilarious, high-energy, acrobatic comedy romp. Celebrating spandex, high-vis, vitality and vigour – WERK IT received nightly standing ovations in its debut season. Combining never seen before acrobatic feats and jaw dropping skill, this show is the buzz of the town. It’s the low carb love-child of a tradie, a spin instructor and a cross-fit fiend. WERK IT is a riot of colour and movement - big tricks delivered by an all-star cast with more sass and swagger than a TLC videoclip. Featuring outrageous circus by Australia’s hottest acrobats, including award-winning Vincent van Berkel (Can’t Face), hula hoop sensation Lisa Lottie (Neon), manipulation idol Richard Sullivan ( Jugg Life), real life strong woman Cassia Jamieson (NICA) and fierce as hell Malia Walsh (Circus Trick Tease). Circus Trick Tease create circus shows that are equal parts skill, thrill and comedy. This over-the-top ensemble will be hip thrusting their way into an Aerobics Oz Style fever dream all night long! Toitoi, Opera House 60 mins; 16+; Offensive language, sexual content, nudity, strobe lighting A Reserve Adult $59 | Conc. $54 B Reserve Adult $49 | Conc. $44

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CIRCUS / COMEDY

AUSTRALIA

WINNER

People’s Choice Award Melbourne Fringe 2018

WINNER

Sell Out Show Edinburgh Fringe 2016, 2017, 2019

“Circus acrobatic masterpiece of sass” - All About Entertainment

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“Dripping with sexy tongue-in-cheek camp” - Theatre People

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SUN 30 OCT, 7.30pm

MUSIC / THEATRE

AOTEAROA

Arahi – The Revelator ‘Behold I am making all things new…these words are trustworthy and true.’ Revelations 21:5 Utterances dropped from the lips of visionary biblical kings are true too of local firebrand, Arahi’s latest offering, a fusion of theatre and music. The Hurricane Years last stormed the festival stage, breathing life into a starkly surrounded cast of characters, mirroring the strangeness of the age. Now he lives up to his name - the cosmic herald proclaiming celestial change, revelatory and revolutionary. The Revelator blends elements of live devised theatre with soul-wrenching songs from Arahi’s eponymous EP, produced by Dave Kahn at the renowned Roundhead Studios, and played onstage by a suite of our finest musicians. Prepare to embark on an immersive theatrical journey from innocence to experience, illuminating as it entertains. Then recline and allow yourself to be carried on a hedonistic foot stomping romp to seize your spirit and make you a believer. A modern-day Prometheus, Arahi trail-blazes across the stage igniting passion with his heartfelt sound leading us, gleaming, into the promised land. Divine or diabolical, sinner or saviour - you decide. Either way, where he goes you know you want to follow. When he’s done, everything will have changed. Toitoi, Opera House 100 mins, incl. interval, lockout for first 10 mins; Strobe lighting A Reserve Adult $44 | Conc. $39 B Reserve Adult $34 | Conc. $29

" Arahi’s been likened to a young Dylan, but I can’t help thinking of Ben Harper – there’s depth and expansiveness in his voice, both clarity and gentleness, with a soft gravel edge that reveals that crack in the light; our all-too humanness shining through." - Bridie Freeman, The Hook

PHOTO : Putaanga Waitoa

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SAT 15 - MON 31 OCT

EDUCATION PROGRAMME

AOTEAROA

Festival to Schools Each year the Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival reaches up to 3,000 young people from CHB to Hastings, Napier to Wairoa, bringing the magic of live performance into schools and also giving our tamariki the opportunity to experience the awe of performance in our incredible local venues. In 2022 we are excited to offer critically-acclaimed and award-winning shows from Aotearoa and further afield:

ROFL pg.29 (Rolling On the Floor Laughing) Years 1-6 | Thu 20 Oct, 11am Toitoi, Opera House | $10 per student

Funny Business

pg.48

Years 1-8 Tue 28-Fri 28 & Mon 31 Oct, 10am & 1.30pm In Schools | $600 per performance, max 200 students

Tröll

pg.42

Years 7-8 | Fri 28 Oct, 1pm at MTG Century Theatre | $10 per student

Mrs Krishnan’s Party

pg.34

Years 9-13 | Sat 22 & Sun 23 Oct, 2pm & 8pm Toitoi, Assembly Ballroom | $15 per student, “Party Animals” standing room only

Thinning

pg.14

Years 10-13 | Sat 15 Oct, 4pm Toitoi, Opera House | $10 per student

Skin Tight

pg.23

Years 10-13 | Tue 18 Oct, 7.30pm at MTG Century Theatre | $10 per student

A Boy Called Piano

pg.37

Years 12-13 | Tue 25 Oct, 7.30pm Toitoi, Opera House | $10 per student

For enquiries or to book, contact lj@hbaf.co.nz

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TUE 25 – FRI 28 OCT & MON 31 OCT

CIRCUS / COMEDY / FAMILY

Funny Business

AOTEAROA

In Schools Only 45 mins; School Years 1-8

Guaranteed giggles galore from internationally award-winning funny man Fraser Hooper. Hooper’s unique brand of comedy has delighted thousands of audiences at nearly every major street, theatre and clown festival worldwide. This hilarious show features a stunt duck, a human fish, eccentric dancing, and the silliest boxing match you have ever seen. With a nod to the great silent clowns Hooper mixes mime, audience participation and slapstick to delight all ages. Winner of The Iron Chicken for Best Act at The Bread and Circus World Buskers Festival (New Zealand); Winner of Best Act at The Landshut Festival (Germany); Five Star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe; People’s Choice at The Festival International du Cirque du Val d’Oise and Silver at Saint-Paul-Les-Dax Circus Festival (France). To book a performance in your school, contact lj@hbaf.co.nz

“He teases his giggling audience and the more he takes the mickey the more they laugh. A most charismatic clown.” - Time Out UK

SAT 29 OCT, 10.30am

Children’s Clown Workshop

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to exercise your funny bones and discover the art of clowning with internationally acclaimed clown Fraser Hooper. Through improvisation, rhythm and play, learn how to develop your timing and build comedy routines. This fun practical workshop is the perfect introduction to clowning! $30 per person

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MON 17 – TUE 18 OCT

OPERA

AOTEAROA

FESTIVAL OPERA PRESENTS

Be the Main Character Festival Opera’s hugely popular schools outreach programme #operaclass helps bring the world of opera to life for younger audiences. As a precursor to the summer season of The Magic Flute, to be presented during the Art Deco Festival 14-20 February 2023, the Festival Opera creative team presents a special immersive performance designed for school- age audience members. Exploring the story of The Magic Flute and the special way that all the elements of drama, music, staging, lighting and costume help bring the action to life. With a highly engaging format, students will be inspired and convinced that opera is something everyone can enjoy - it’s just storytelling after all! This is the perfect opportunity for schools to use The Magic Flute opera for project-based learning. Go behind the scenes in this tailormade presentation during the Festival and follow up with a dedicated #operaclass performance of the fully staged opera in February 2023. The Blyth Performing Arts Centre 45 mins PHOTO : Richard Wood

For more information on how to get your school involved, please email kiaora@findingvoices.org with ‘operaclass’ in the subject line.

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22 & 28-30 OCTOBER

CREATIVE WORKSHOPS SAT 29 OCT, 11am - 1pm

ONLY 12 SPACES

How Does She Do It? A WORKSHOP WITH NICKY PELLEGRINO

NICKY PELLEGRINO

Want to know the secrets of writing a successful novel? Join bestselling author Nicky Pellegrino who will take you through the art of plotting, character and creating a page turning contemporary novel that a wide audience will love to read. HDC, Council Chambers Early bird: $25 I General: $30

SAT 29 OCT, 2 - 4pm

ONLY 20 SPACES

Ready for Action

HOW TO WRITE A FAST AND FURIOUS STORY WITH AARON TOPP

AARON TOPP

Action sports are full of risk and are exciting to watch. They also make for the perfect canvas to tell stories. Aaron Topp shares features from his three Young Adult novels and from other authors to demonstrate the key elements to making award-winning sports stories that will have you at the start line to beginning your own sport-based tale. Recommended for ages 13 - 18. HDC, Council Chambers General: $10

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SAT 22 & FRI 28 OCT

1.

READERS AND WRITERS

SAT 22 OCT, 5.30pm

Shelter

DOUGLAS LLOYD JENKINS (1), Chair: Richard Cornes (2)

2.

Douglas Lloyd Jenkins’ first novel is an intense love story and a love song to Auckland’s vanishing past, depicting the myriad complexities of male relationships, the possibilities offered by chance encounters and the exquisite beauty of friendship - and a home - found in unexpected places. Join Douglas in conversation with Richard Cornes, for this discussion of love and loss, beauty and belonging. MTG, Century Cinema Early bird: $10 I General: $15

3.

FRI 28 OCT, 5.30pm

Hot Gossip

4.

LET’S TALK MENOPAUSE WITH NICKY AND NIKI NICKY PELLEGRINO (3), NIKI BEZZANT (4), Chair: Dr Samantha Newman (5) Mood changes, hot flushes, insomnia, anxiety, libido, what is perimenopause and how long is it bloody well supposed to go on for? Nicky Pellegrino (Don’t Sweat It) and Niki Bezzant (This Changes Everything) chat with Dr Samantha Newman to give clarity to the confusion and hilarity to the heat. This will be a safe space in which to talk all things menopause, with plenty of time for questions at the end.

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Functions on Hastings, Toitoi Early bird: $10 I General: $15

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SAT 29 OCT

READERS AND WRITERS 6.

SAT 29 OCT, 10am

Wawata

MOON DREAMING WITH DR HINEMOA ELDER DR HINEMOA ELDER (6), Chair: Erena Tomoana (7) 7.

Dr Hinemoa Elder shows us how to reclaim intimacy with others, with ourselves and with our planet using the energies of Hina, the Māori moon. Hina has 30 different faces to help illuminate life’s lessons - a different face and a different energy for each day of the month. And with her changing light, new insights are revealed. Here is a chance to connect to the ancient wisdom of the old people, and find a source of strength in our strange modern world. Functions on Hastings, Toitoi

Early bird: $10 I General: $15

SAT 29 OCT, 12pm

8.

STORIES FROM WOMEN OF THE MOANA NAFANUA KERSEL (8), SISILIA ETEUATI (9) This groundbreaking work, compiled and edited by award-winning writers Sisilia Eteuati and Lani Wendt Young, is the first of its kind - an anthology of creative fiction from thirty-eight Oceania women writers, including Wahine Māori.

9.

Sisilia sits down with contributor Nafanua Kersel to talk us through the intrigue, fantasy, humour and magic of these beautiful, strong stories. Functions on Hastings, Toitoi

Early bird: $10 I General: $15

SAT 29 OCT, 2pm

Imagining Decolonisation CONTINUING THE LEGACY OF MOANA JACKSON MEREANA PITMAN MNZM (10), DR HINEMOA ELDER (11), DR MONTY SOUTAR (12), Chair: Ali Tamainu (13) Decolonisation – the word alone invokes discomfort and unease for many; but the concept plants a seed of hope in others that we can work towards achieving equality for all who live in Aotearoa New Zealand. What really is decolonisation? Why does it matter and what is our part in it? In this kōrerorero, we look at the legacy of Dr Moana Jackson through the voices of others including those he worked with or mentored. 52


SAT 29 OCT 14.

READERS AND WRITERS SAT 29 OCT, 5pm

Too Much Money MAX RASHBROOKE (14), Chair: Chris Perley (15)

Today, someone in the wealthiest 1 % – a club of some 40,000 people – has a net worth 68 times that of the average New Zealander. Max Rashbrooke talks to Chris Perley about how wealth inequality is changing Aotearoa New Zealand, reshaping access to housing, education, social connections and power. How is wealth distributed around Aotearoa, should we be worried about it, and what’s to be done? Functions on Hastings, Toitoi

Early bird: $10 I General: $15

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A Life Lived in Fiction CHARLOTTE GRIMSHAW (16), Chair: Catherine Robertson (17)

‘It’s material, make a story out of it,’ was the mantra Charlotte Grimshaw grew up with in her literary family. But when her life suddenly turned upside-down, she needed to re-examine the reality of that material. The more she delved into her memories, the more the real characters in her life seemed to object.

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In a new take on ‘where do you get your ideas?’ Charlotte Grimshaw tells Catherine Robertson about growing up in a family where everything was mined for material, and how she managed to find the truth within the fiction. Functions on Hastings, Toitoi

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SUN 30 OCT 18.

READERS AND WRITERS 19.

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SUN 30 OCT, 10am

To the Sea

AARON TOPP (18), KERYN POWELL (19), Chair: Cristina Sanders (20) What is it about the ocean that calls to us? In weaving their stories in and around the sea Aaron and Keryn explore mythology, humankind’s symbiotic relationship with the water, the threats to our existence as the oceans rise and the increasingly urgent need to respond. Skilled seafarer and writer of epic voyages Cristina will captain the ship. Functions on Hastings, Toitoi

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SUN 30 OCT, 12pm

Two Raw Sisters

SIMPLE FANCY WITH MARGO AND ROSA FLANAGAN MARGO FLANAGAN (21), ROSA FLANAGAN (22), Chair: Lizzie Russell (23) Margo and Rosa keep cooking simple yet fancy, and they show you new and inventive ways to make plants the star of the show using familiar, everyday whole food ingredients. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian or a die-hard meat lover, there is something for everyone; all eaters are welcome. Who are the Two Raw Sisters? How have they created their brand? And how have two sisters from Christchurch gone on to have the highest selling cookbook published in NZ last year? Chair Lizzie Russell pulls a seat up to the table and digs in to their story. Functions on Hastings, Toitoi 54

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READERS AND WRITERS

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Damn Good Yarns NICKY PELLEGRINO (24), CHARITY NORMAN (25), Chair: Catherine Robertson (26) 25.

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What are the ingredients to an unputdownable, page turning story? Romance, drama, tragedy? Yes, but how much is too much and what are the magic measurements that will cook up that perfectly palatable prose? Authors Nicky Pellegrino and Charity Norman are here to impart their bestselling wisdom, ably hosted by fellow chart topping author, Catherine Robertson. Functions on Hastings, Toitoi

Early bird: $10 I General: $15

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SUN 30 OCT, 4pm

Launch of Tarquin the Honest Functions on Join Gareth Ward (27) to celebrate the launch of Tarquin the Honest: The Hand Hastings, Toitoi of Glodd, a comic fantasy adventure featuring the universe’s most honest wizard and his sandwich scoffing friend. FREE SUN 30 OCT, 5pm

Tarquin’s Dungeons & Dragons Multiverse EXTRAVAGANZA Functions on In a Hawke’s Bay, possibly world first, Gareth Ward brings together as many Hastings, Toitoi Dungeon Masters and their teams as will fit into an Opera House to play the largest collaborative game of Dungeons and Dragons the universe has ever seen. General: $10 All following the same story line, the teams will battle, magic and swindle their way through an epic adventure. Gather your team for the D&D game of a lifetime. DMs will be provided - just sign up and come along and yes, you can sit with your mates (up to 6 of you at a table).

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MON 3 - SAT 29 OCT

VISUAL ARTS

Uku Clay Ceramics Awards 2022 Join us for the much-anticipated return of Uku Clay Hawke’s Bay – the Biennial National Ceramics Exhibition. Hosted by Arts Inc. Heretaunga, Uku Clay Hawke’s Bay is a feast for avid ceramics enthusiasts, featuring some of the best clay works from our region and around New Zealand. Incredibly diverse and thought-provoking, Uku provides an opportunity for ceramic artists across all cultures and communities to exhibit together, celebrating their shared love of clay. The exhibition showcases a mixture of unique objects, many different methods of making and firing techniques. Uku is thrilled to announce New Plymouth artist Paul Maseyk as the selector for this, the third Biennial National Ceramics Exhibition. Paul creates highly decorated, complex ceramic works that are held in many public art galleries and collections around New Zealand and internationally. Paul will announce the winners at the official opening of the Uku Clay Hawke’s Bay National Ceramics Award on Friday 7th October. Hastings Community Arts Centre Mon-Fri: 9.30am-4pm Sat: 10am-2pm

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PHOTO : “Domesticity” (detail) by Blue Black,

winner of the Taylor Corp Premier Award 2020

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VISUAL ARTS

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TUE 4 - SUN 30 OCT

VISUAL ARTS

AOTEAROA

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Wāhine

Weaving together intimate sound stories and powerful portrait photography, Wāhine is an immersive multi-media arts exhibition that amplifies Māori women’s voices around Aotearoa. Wāhine offers communities an opportunity to come together, to be enriched and inspired by these raw, honest and vulnerable stories – stories that touch on the joys and inspirations, the troubles and tribulations, and the resilience that has moulded these wāhine into the women they are. The deeply personal words of each interview are woven together from real-life recordings captured by the women themselves and accompanied by portraits taken at each woman’s home, marae, or their chosen location. As it travels around Aotearoa, Wāhine expands at each new location, inviting a wāhine from a local iwi to join the kaupapa and hold space for the other women. Here in Heretaunga, Panache Huata-Ropitini (Ngāti Kahungunu, Te Arawa, Tuhoe) is joining the kaupapa. Toitoi, Tama Tūranga Huata 16+; Trigger warning required

4-13 Oct, Tue-Sun 10am-4pm 14-30 Oct, Tue-Sun 11am-6pm

FREE

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PHOTO : Loren Pasquier

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Waiohiki Creative! A warm welcome awaits visitors to the thriving arts hub that is Waiohiki Creative Arts Village. A community of more than 100 potters, painters, sculptors and mixed-media artists, the village nurtures the flame of a long-established creative tradition on the site. Come out to see artists at work, try your hand at family-friendly pottery and stone- carving workshops or enjoy a spectacular fire festival.

FRI 21 OCT, 5-10pm | FREE

Earth, Food and Fire A wonderland of flickering flames will light up the Arts Village. Wander among small and large fire sculptures by artists including Ricks Terstappen and Lance Greaves; enjoy live music, food stalls, the ancient Japanese art of Raku pottery firing, African drumming, fire performers; and luxuriate in the warmest welcome in Hawke’s Bay. A feature of Friday’s festival will be Te Ahi Kaaroa tributes to the village’s much loved master carver Hugh Tareha, who died in May.

PHOTO : Simon Shaw

FRI 21 - MON 24 OCT, 10am-4pm Taradale Pottery Club open studio – talk to the potters at work and play with clay yourself. Stone carving - Carve a small piece of Oamaru stone in an hour or two with sculptor Chris Elliott. Tools and stone supplied, adults and children welcome. Bookings advised but not essential.

SUN 23 OCT, 10am-4pm Award-winning potter Scott Brough will help people create small pottery pieces which will be open-fired the following Sunday, October 30. Bookings essential. Children’s Treasure Hunt – unravel the clues that will lead you through artists’ studios toward art prize treasures.

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FESTIVAL TEAM

Pitsch Leiser Festival Director Andy Heast Operations Kelie Jensen Creative Associate / Financial Manager

Louise Ward Chair, HB Readers and Writers Trust Brandi Dixon Treasurer Josephine Carpenter Patron Liaison

Rachel Chapman Marketing Manager / PR

Carla Crosbie Marketing

Lisa-Jane Easter Festival to Schools & Furnware Ambassador Programmes

Maureen Roache Programme Support

Marita McCormick-Duncan Box Office Manager / Ticketing

Catherine Robinson Programme Support

Paula Black Hospitality / Stage Manager Chris Gillies Technical / Production Manager Henry Norton Sight & Sound Services Annabel Mason Patrons / Volunteer Manager Lyn Mackie Administration Svetlana Suslova Graphic Design Cat Haslam Website, Webranger

BOARD Andy Heast Chair Jude Minor Treasurer Josephine Carpenter Secretary Te Rangi Huata Susan Davidson John Eaden Malcolm Dixon Pitsch Leiser

Festival office: 06 651 2487 or email info@hbaf.co.nz For more information, visit hbaf.co.nz

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HOW TO BOOK

VENUES

All tickets for the Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival can be purchased at: hbaf.co.nz or eventfinda.co.nz

Hastings • Hastings Community Arts Centre 106 Russell Street South • Toitoi Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre 101 Hastings Street South

Note: Tickets are subject to availability, credit card fees apply and some service fees may also apply. Please book your tickets carefully as there will be no refunds or exchanges provided. For terms and conditions and more information please visit hbaf.co.nz.

Book in Person Tickets for Tutus on Tour can be purchased at the Napier Municipal Theatre Box Office, 119 Tennyson Street. Tickets for all other performances can be purchased at the Toitoi – Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre Box Office in the Hastings i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, Municipal Building, Heretaunga Street East or at the Havelock North i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, 1 Te Aute Road.

Book on the Phone Tickets for Tutus on Tour, please call the Napier Municipal Theatre Box Office on 06 835 1059. Tickets for all other performances, please call the Toitoi – Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre Box Office on 06 871 5289.

Door Sales Tickets may be available on the day of the performance at the relevant venue Box Office one hour before the performance, unless sold out prior.

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Havelock North •K eirunga Theatre 6 Puflett Road •T he Blyth Performing Arts Centre Iona College, 42 Lucknow Road

Napier •M TG Century Theatre 9 Herschell Street •N apier Municipal Theatre 119 Tennyson Street •T he Urban Winery 3 Ossian Street, Ahuriri •W aiapu Cathedral 28 Browning Street •W aiohiki Creative Arts Village 1184 Korokipo Road

Central Hawke’s Bay •C HB Municipal Theatre 18 Kenilworth Street, Waipawa Venue details for The Small Hall Sessions can be found at smallhallsessions.co.nz


SEATING, CONCESSIONS, GROUPS AND FAMILIES

Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each performance. Seating For performances at the Toitoi Opera House all seats are allocated. Some performances at The Blyth Performing Arts Centre and Napier Municipal Theatre also have allocated seating. For all other performances and venues, seating is General Admission, first-come-first-served.

Concession & Children’s Pricing Concession prices apply to SuperGold Card holders, Community Service Card holders and full-time students (with valid ID). Selected shows have Children’s Pricing for age 12 or under. For these shows babies under 1 may sit on a parent’s lap. Many shows have audience age recommendations; please refer to these before making a booking.

Corporate Packages For enquiries regarding Corporate Hosting Packages, including food and beverage, please contact rachel@hbaf.co.nz.

Show Times & Latecomers We recommend you arrive at the venue at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the show. This will give you time to get a drink and find your seats before the performance begins. Some shows do have a lock-out policy and latecomers will not be admitted unless there is a suitable break in the performance.

Photos / Videos / Mobile Devices The use of mobile phones or other photography or recording devices is not permitted during shows. We have an official festival photographer and videographer and will post photos and updates on our Facebook page regularly.

Access and Inclusion At the Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival, we’re proud to be an inclusive and diverse Festival. We are committed to improving our understanding of accessibility needs and all venues are mobility accessible. If you require a wheelchair space or have other concerns please call the Festival office on 06 651 2487 or email info@ hbaf.co.nz when booking your tickets.

Usher Assistance Venue ushers are available to assist you in finding your seats and to deal with any health and safety issues. They are available before, during and after the show and should be your first point of contact for any questions.

Important Information Tickets may be sold by a variety of ticketing agents. Booking or service fees and processing charges may apply. Information in this programme is correct at the time of printing. The Festival reserves the right to alter without notice any events, programmes and artists. Ticket prices include GST. All sales are final and there are NO refunds or exchanges, except as required by law. All ticket purchases are subject to availability and the best seats at the time of purchase. If you have any queries or ticketing issues, please contact the Festival office on 06 651 2487 or email info@hbaf.co.nz

Festival 20 Club We will be releasing a limited number of $20 Festival tickets via email to Festival 20 Club subscribers. Sign up at hbaf.co.nz.

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FRI 14 OCT Frazey Ford and the Quiet Revolution MUSIC | PG.11

TOITOI, OPERA HOUSE, 7.30pm

SAT 15 OCT Whiria!

RARANGA | PG.12

Thinning

THEATRE | PG.14

Nuit Blanche - Art After Dark STREET FESTIVAL | PG.16

The Air Between Us

AERIAL DANCE / FAMILY | PG.20

Biggie & Smalls 2v2 All Style Dance Battle DANCE / MUSIC / FAMILY | PG.18

TOITOI, OPERA HOUSE, 10am-5pm TOITOI, OPERA HOUSE, 4pm NAPIER, CBD, 6-10pm NAPIER, CBD, 6pm and 9pm NAPIER, CBD, 7pm

Tutus on Tour

NAPIER MUNICIPAL THEATRE, 7pm

Tell Me on a Sunday

CHB MUNICIPAL THEATRE, 7.30pm

DANCE / FAMILY | PG.15 MUSICAL THEATRE | PG.21

SUN 16 OCT The Air Between Us

AERIAL DANCE / FAMILY | PG.20

Ko Au

DANCE / THEATRE | PG.19

Thoroughly Modern Māui THEATRE / CABARET | PG.22

NAPIER, CBD, 3pm and 6pm TOITOI, OPERA HOUSE, 4pm TOITOI, OPERA HOUSE, 7.30pm

TUE 18 OCT Skin Tight

THEATRE | PG.23

MTG CENTURY THEATRE, 7.30pm

WED 19 OCT Tell Me on a Sunday

MUSICAL THEATRE | PG.21

Letters from Iraq MUSIC | PG.24

Jackie Goes Prima Diva MUSIC | PG.25

THE URBAN WINERY, 7pm WAIOHIKI CREATIVE ARTS VILLAGE, 7.30pm VARIOUS LOCATION, 7pm


THU 20 OCT Tell Me on a Sunday

THE URBAN WINERY, 9pm

Jackie Goes Prima Diva

VARIOUS LOCATION, 7pm

MUSICAL THEATRE | PG.21 MUSIC | PG.25

Anthonie Tonnon – Leave Love Out of This MUSIC | PG.26

Pax Assadi - Handsome Boy COMEDY | PG.27

TOITOI, OPERA HOUSE, 7.30pm TOITOI, OPERA HOUSE, 9pm

FRI 21 OCT Jackie Goes Prima Diva MUSIC | PG.25

Waiohiki Creative!

VISUAL ARTS / FAMILY | PG.59

Put My Ear to the Ground INSTALLATION | PG.28

ROFL (Rollling On the Floor Laughing) COMEDY / FAMILY | PG.29

Back to Square One? THEATRE | PG.30

Earth, Food & Fire

VISUAL ARTS / FAMILY | PG.59

VARIOUS LOCATION, 7pm WAIOHIKI CREATIVE ARTS VILLAGE, 10am-4pm CIVIC SQUARE, HASTINGS, 10am-5pm TOITOI, OPERA HOUSE, 1pm KEIRUNGA THEATRE, 1 & 4pm WAIOHIKI CREATIVE ARTS VILLAGE, 5-10pm

Teremoana Rapley: Daughter of a Housegirl

MTG CENTURY THEATRE, 7.30pm

We Will Rise Again: Mahler’s Symphony No. 2

WAIAPU CATHEDRAL, 7.30pm

MUSIC | PG.32 MUSIC | PG.31

MON 3 - SAT 29 OCT Uku Clay Ceramics Awards 2022 VISUAL ARTS | PG.56

HASTINGS COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE MON-FRI: 9.30am-4pm SAT: 10am-2pm


SAT 22 OCT Tell Me on a Sunday

MUSICAL THEATRE | PG.21

Jackie Goes Prima Diva MUSIC | PG.25

Hawke’s Bay Art Trail VISUAL ARTS | PG.57

Waiohiki Creative!

VISUAL ARTS / FAMILY | PG.59

Put My Ear to the Ground INSTALLATION | PG.28

THE BLYTH PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, 7.30pm VARIOUS LOCATION, 7pm VARIOUS LOCATION, 10am-4pm WAIOHIKI CREATIVE ARTS VILLAGE, 10am-4pm CIVIC SQUARE, HASTINGS, 10am-5pm

Back to Square One?

KEIRUNGA THEATRE, 1am and 4pm

Mrs Krishnan’s Party

TOITOI, OPERA HOUSE, 2pm and 8pm

THEATRE | PG.30

THEATRE / COMEDY | PG.34

Shelter

MTG CENTURY THEATRE, 5.30pm

Hello Darkness

MTG CENTURY THEATRE, 7.30pm

READERS & WRITERS | PG.51 THEATRE / LITERARY | PG.33

SUN 23 OCT Jackie Goes Prima Diva MUSIC | PG.25

Hawke’s Bay Art Trail VISUAL ARTS | PG.57

Waiohiki Creative!

VISUAL ARTS / FAMILY | PG.59

Put My Ear to the Ground INSTALLATION | PG.28

Mrs Krishnan’s Party

THEATRE / COMEDY | PG.34

Sharing the Dream: Dame Malvina Major Gala OPERA | PG.36

VARIOUS LOCATION, 7pm VARIOUS LOCATION, 10am-4pm WAIOHIKI CREATIVE ARTS VILLAGE, 10am-4pm CIVIC SQUARE, HASTINGS, 10am-5pm TOITOI, OPERA HOUSE, 2pm and 8pm TOITOI, OPERA HOUSE, 5pm

MON 24 OCT Hawke’s Bay Art Trail VISUAL ARTS | PG.57

Waiohiki Creative!

VISUAL ARTS / FAMILY | PG.59

VARIOUS LOCATION, 10am-4pm WAIOHIKI CREATIVE ARTS VILLAGE, 10am-4pm


TUE 25 OCT A Boy Called Piano THEATRE | PG.37

TOITOI, OPERA HOUSE, 7.30pm

WED 26 OCT Don McGlashan & The Others MUSIC | PG.38

TOITOI, OPERA HOUSE, 7.30pm

THU 27 OCT Rebel

CIRCUS / MUSIC | PG.39

TOITOI, OPERA HOUSE, 7.30pm

FRI 28 OCT Hot Gossip

TOITOI, OPERA HOUSE, 5.30pm

Urzila Carlson: It’s Personal

TOITOI, OPERA HOUSE, 7.30pm

READERS & WRITERS | PG.51 COMEDY | PG.40

The Most Naked CABARET | PG.41

TOITOI, OPERA HOUSE, 9pm

SAT 29 OCT Wawata

READERS & WRITERS | PG.52

Children’s Clown Workshop WORKSHOP | PG.48

How Does She Do It?

R&W: WORKSHOP | PG.50

TOITOI, OPERA HOUSE, 10am VARIOUS LOCATION, 10.30am HDC, COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 11am-1pm

TOITOI, OPERA HOUSE, 12pm

Tröll

MTG CENTURY THEATRE, 1pm

READERS & WRITERS | PG.52 THEATRE / FAMILY | PG.42

Imagining Decolonisation READERS & WRITERS | PG.52

Ready for Action

R&W: WORKSHOP | PG.50

WERK IT

CIRCUS / COMEDY | PG.44

TOITOI, OPERA HOUSE, 2pm HDC, COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 2-4pm TOITOI, OPERA HOUSE, 2pm and 7.30pm

Too Much Money

TOITOI, OPERA HOUSE, 5pm

A Life Lived in Fiction

TOITOI, OPERA HOUSE, 7pm

The Trojan War

TOITOI, OPERA HOUSE, 9pm

READERS & WRITERS | PG.52 READERS & WRITERS | PG.52 COMEDY | PG.43


SUN 30 OCT The Trojan War COMEDY | PG.43

TOITOI, OPERA HOUSE, 6pm

To the Sea

TOITOI, OPERA HOUSE, 10am

Two Raw Sisters

TOITOI, OPERA HOUSE, 12pm

READERS & WRITERS | PG.54 READERS & WRITERS | PG.54

Damn Good Yarns

TOITOI, OPERA HOUSE, 2pm

Launch of Tarquin the Honest

TOITOI, OPERA HOUSE, 4pm

Tarquin’s Dungeons & Dragons

TOITOI, OPERA HOUSE, 5pm

READERS & WRITERS | PG.55 READERS & WRITERS | PG.55 READERS & WRITERS | PG.55

Arahi - The Revelator

MUSIC / THEATRE | PG.46

TUE 4 - SUN 30 OCT Wāhine

VISUAL ARTS | PG.58

TOITOI, OPERA HOUSE, 7.30pm

TOITOI, TAMA TŪRANGA HUATA 4-13 OCT, TUE-SUN 10am-4pm 14-30 OCT, TUE-SUN 11am-6pm


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