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8 - 10 September



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8 Sep 6 PM   37 left
9 Sep 6 PM   44 left
10 Sep 6 PM   42 left

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Group 6+
Companion Ticket
The Difference Show the price description

You may have noticed our new ticket type 'The Difference'!

‘The Difference’ ticket type is for those who CAN afford more and WANT more money to go directly to our artists. At $40 per ticket ‘The Difference’ ticket does what it says it does - makes a bloody big difference to the sustainability of our artists careers.

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50 mins

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Presented by Birdlife Productions

Using the enduring delights of Mask and Puppetry, Effy is a poignant, nonverbal work in development that portrays the human condition with its many imperfections and the yearning to belong.

Whilst quietly carrying out her job in the park, surrounded by bustling commuters, mums with prams, joggers and intimidating waterfowl, Effy secretly believes Maria from the Sound of Music is her guiding light, and she can’t help wondering; My heart should be wildly rejoicing. Oh, what's the matter with me?

It is common in our society to feel alienated, separate and disconnected from others, and even more common to believe we are the only one who feels this way. Effy bravely unpacks her own sense of alienation, taking it to absurd levels, as discomfort spills over into playfulness, terror into ecstasy, grief into joy.

As always, we are not disappointed with Birdlife Productions – just left wanting more, please!!
The Boy With Wings, Nelson Fringe Festival, Nikkie Karki, Theatreview, 2020

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TAHI Festival

A celebration of solo artists, TAHI is a ten-day Festival from 8-17 September dedicated to showcasing the finest and most engaging solo performances from all around Aotearoa. With events across Pōneke in 2022, check out our website for all the details and to book.

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Creative Team/Company info

Image Credit: Roc+ Photography

Performer & Mask Maker: Bridget Sanders

Mask Director & Mentor: Beth Twentyman

Creative Director: Roger Sanders