We wanted to see, but were made blind. So electrified by infinite possibilities, we rendered ourselves useless, unable to motion a single step towards greatness. Our flesh fatigued and our heads weary but wired, we gave in to the exhaustion of our own expectations.


Award-winning collective Black Sheep Productions return to Q Loft with a show every bit as provocative and surreal as their 2014 work Apt Y Idos.

These tenacious Auckland performers and designers incorporate dance, dialogue, song and film with an original and haunting musical score. The result is an introspective and poignant immersion into the minds of today's disenchanted twenty-somethings, whose aching nostalgia won’t settle for the maxim “it’ll all work out in the end.”

Everything Anyone Ever Wanted depicts insatiable Millennials sinking under increasing levels of anxiety, job insecurity, and rising housing and education costs. A restless generation detached from religion and ever more dependent on technology.  

Are we delaying the transition from childhood to adulthood all in the unending pursuit of ‘happiness’? Can we reduce such a complex notion to a single word?

In witnessing the vulnerability of others, we may find a beautiful connection.


“…an assured and polished production … beautifully executed.” (NZ Herald - review of 2013 Black Sheep Productions' How To Make Friends and Still Appear Normal)


Everything Anyone Ever Wanted is presented as part of MATCHBOX, the Q Theatre creative development programme.

Q Theatre is an independently owned and operated performing arts venue committed to the sustainability and success of arts and culture. Every year Q co-presents a season of works through its creative development programme, MATCHBOX (formerly known as ‘Q Presents’). MATCHBOX enables the best emerging and professional New Zealand performing artists to bring their ideas to life on stage. Through a three-step selection process Q curates a MATCHBOX Season that pushes boundaries, showcases Q’s transformative venue, and delivers unique experiences for audiences.