Our superstar J&L’ers Michael Hurst, Theresa Healey and Brooke Williams star in the up-coming urgent, relevant and dramatic theatre; Trees Beneath The Lake by Arthur Meek.

Begins: 4 - 27 September at the Maidment Theatre, Auckland.

"Arthur Meek is one of the bright stars of New Zealand play writing. This smart, powerful and compelling new work we’ve commissioned from him questions what happens to the inhabitants of a small nation who risk everything to dream big." - Colin McColl

For more information and tickets visit here

Posted on Wednesday, August 20th 2014

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Theatre Time! The Good Soul of Szechuan starring J&L’er Robyn Malcolm, Edwin Wright and Katlyn Wong begins 24 July to 17 August 2014 at Q Theatre, Auckland.

By Bertolt Brecht, translation by David Harrower 

Packed with glorious characters, great music and song, The Good Soul of Szechuan promises to be a theatrical highlight of 2014. Unmissable!

"Tells a terrific story… makes you think, really think, about the place of love and goodness in a dauntingly complex world." - The Times.

Auckland Theatre Company describes The Good Soul of Szechuan as “a carnival-esque masterpiece that explores the place of love and goodness in our material world”.

Robyn Malcolm takes the lead roles of prostitute Shen Te, the archetypal “tart with a heart” whose good nature sees her frequently taken advantage of by others. As reported by NZ Herald - READ full article here

TICKETS ARE SELLING FAST! Don’t miss out!! #AucklandTheatreCompany

More information and tickets visit here

Posted on Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

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Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School is heading up to Auckland this August!

They are interested in talking to folk about their training options available, particularly their Entertainment Technology, Design for Stage & Screen, Performing Arts Management and Costume Construction courses.

As well as visiting individual schools they will also be hosting more general information evenings in different areas each night from 6.30 - 7.30pm, with staff, graduates and current students on hand to talk to anyone interested in the school. Here’s where they’ll be:

Monday 4th:         The Pumphouse Theatre, Takapuna (NORTH)
Tuesday 5th:        Metro Theatre, Mangere (SOUTH)
Wednesday 6th:   PIPA (Pacific Institute of Perf. Arts), Avondale (WEST)
Thursday 7th:       The Vault, Q Theatre, Central Auckland (CENTRAL)
Friday 8th:            Uxbridge Arts (Te Whare Ora), Howick (EAST)

Applications for entry for all courses in 2015 are now OPEN

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Posted on Monday, July 21st 2014

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Once on Chunuk Bair by Maurice Shadbolt starring J&L’ers Tim Carlsen and Alex Walker.

Dates: 12 June - 5 July 2014 at the Maidment Theatre, Auckland

A vivid, visceral, upsetting and uplifting theatre performance - tribute to the sacrifice a generation made. A tale of tragedy, heroism and heartbreak. Lest we forget. 

For more information and tickets visit here

Posted on Friday, May 30th 2014

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'Sunday Roast' starring our J&L’ers Adam Gardiner and Toni Potter. Directed by Sophie Roberts.

Love, sibling rivalry and very sharp knives. Riffing on the seven deadly sins, playwright Thomas Sainsbury has created a wicked and wild satire which totally skewers traditional Kiwi family values.

From: 6 - 28 June 2014 at the Q Theatre Loft.

More details here

Posted on Friday, May 16th 2014

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We welcome our newest J&L’er Scarlett Jacques starring in Annie The Musical!

She is a talented young performer and shares her ‘happy place’ with NZ Herald here

"My happy place is performing on stage. I love singing and acting and dancing, so I guess I’m happy doing what I love when I have a big audience to watch me, all smiling and clapping." - Scarlett.

Welcome to the J&L Team!

Posted on Monday, May 5th 2014

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Luncheon starring J&L’ers Jennifer Ward Lealand, Alex Jordan and Hannah Banks

“It’s 1958 and Hollywood is preparing for the biggest night of the year - the Academy Awards.  Four days before the glamorous event, the five women up for best supporting actress have a luncheon to celebrate their nominations. One of them is Miyoshi Umeki, the first person of Asian heritage to be nominated for an Oscar. The claws come out in this action-packed gathering filled with conflict, drama and laughter.”

WHEN:   Tues20 May 2014 - Sat 31 May

TIME:      8pm

WHERE:  The Basement, Lower Greys Ave, Auckland City

More information here

Posted on Monday, May 5th 2014

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Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz starring J&L’er Hera Dunleavy and Adam Gardiner from 8 - 31 May 2014

A richly satisfying night of theatre, full of cracking humour, intelligence, rich emotion and yea, even deep family love. Transfixing.

"Best new play on broadway" - The New York Times

"A WINNER - funny, fierce, invigorating and intelligent" - New York Daily Times

8 May - 31 May | Maidment Theatre

For more information and tickets visit here

Posted on Thursday, April 24th 2014

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Christchurch will be transformed into an apocalyptic wasteland from 25 April - 17 May!

“Thrilling… Intense emotional engagement… interactive theatre is thrown into overdrive” - The NZ Herald

A global pandemic known as the ‘Z’ virus has devastated the world, turning everyday people into ravenous hordes of undead. But somewhere amongst the streets and ruined buildings, a hidden world of survival waits to be discovered.

Follow the clues and fight for your life in an adrenaline fuelled mission to stop the spread of the Zombie Virus. This is the end of days.

A thrilling mash up of immersive theatre and live gaming that casts players in their own real life Zombie experience where they complete a series of challenges for a chance to win prizes.

Game Change, in association with Ever Evolving Events and Christchurch City Council, presents…


Charlie McDermott - Producer, David Van Horn - Writer / Actor, Simon London - Writer / Actor, Benjamin Farry - Writer / Actor, Arlo Gibson - Actor, Matt Sunderland - Actor, Michael Hurst - Director

Join Facebook event here 

Friday 25 April at 2pm - Preview
Saturday 26 to Sunday 4 May, 10am and 4pm
Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 May, 10am and 4pm
Saturday 17 May, 10am and 4pm

Register at the Game Control Centre in Cathedral Square
Tickets $10

*PG: Recommended for ages 10 and up. 
Under 13’s must be accompanied by a guardian.

Limited tickets available per game. 
Game duration approx 60mins.

Posted on Wednesday, April 16th 2014

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