2017 Matchbox Season

Every year Q Theatre co-presents a season of works through its creative development programme, MATCHBOX.

Comedy. Death. Revolution. Love. Drugs. Discrimination. Identity.

Bounding into its sixth year, Q’s 2017 MATCHBOX Season is an opportunity to witness three powerfully diverse voices presented by some of Aotearoa’s hottest theatre-makers. 

Featuring the crews of Zanetti Productions alongside Anya Tate-Manning and Isobel MacKinnon, Fractious Tash (Benjamin Henson and Jason Hodzlemans) and White_mess (Alice Canton and Julie Zhu).

These are our storytellers. This is MATCHBOX.

"Roll on the 2017 season!" (Alistair Browning, Theatreview)

December, 1998. Dunedin. High summer in a town where there isn’t a lot to do. This is a comedy about death, revolution, unfulfilled love, and a possum. “Authentic and brilliant” (theaustraliatimes.com)

Jul 12 to Jul 22 2017

In 2017, Fractious Tash will present the NZ premiere of The Effect an internationally acclaimed play by UK playwright Lucy Prebble. Be immersed in the process of creating theatre at this exclusive open rehearsal with Fractious Tash at Q.

Jul 15 2017

Connie sees Tristan. Tristan sees Connie. Hearts pound. Pulses soar. Is this the side-effect of only one thing...Their dangerous, electrifying, first-sight love...Or the experimental drug surging through them?

Aug 1 to Aug 12 2017

OTHER [chinese]

This contemporary expression of multiculturalism sees writer and director, Alice Canton, bringing actors and non-actors from various different Chinese communities to navigate the many forms of mis-representation and discrimination.

Sep 6 to Sep 16 2017

The Blind Vote Project

Do you vote for personality, policy, or party? Does a person’s charm make a difference to the politics they are preaching? As part of the arts effort to encourage people to look into who they are voting for, ALACRITY PRODUCTIONS in conjunction with the show OTHER [chinese] present an interactive and unique performance voting experience.

Sep 14 2017

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  • The unstoppable Julia Croft and Nisha Madhan have been offered a season and residency at the prestigious Battersea Arts Centre in London, and because they're special members of our Q whānau we want to help them get there! We asked Julia to tell us about her inspiration for creating this work, and what it means in 2018 a year after it was first created.

  • Q Theatre and BRIEFS Factory are stoked to be partnering with the New Zealand AIDS Foundation as part of the Puāwai Festival to honour World AIDS Day on Friday December 1.