New Zealand

Barbarian Productions writes, performs and makes media that is fierce, funny and counter-cultural. They make work inside and outside of theatres, with groups and individuals, amateurs and professionals.

Their shows use clown, mask, music, song, dance, wigs and puppets – forms which they bastardise and fuse together to create unique hybrids. They often work with community groups and untrained actors – they like working with people who want their voice to be heard. They respond to new venues and forms. Their work ranges from large scale theatre works (Yo Future and White Elephant) to smaller, interactive street experiments with an online component (BridesHelp Us ChangeDress Up Jam).

Their strive for a new economics in performance which allow a broader audience to participate in their work. They love strong and unusual voices, diversity and change. 

Barbarian Productions last presented work with The Performance Arcade in 2014 - with Help Us Change Our Image. 

13-24 February

Barbarian Productions re-investigate the history of Wellington's Waterfront with a brand new walking experience for the anniversary of Captain Cook’s landings.

Captain Cook takes the audience on a walking tour of significant historical sites around Wellington's Waterfront. As he does, he finds himself thinking again about his contribution to New Zealand history. A fun and accessible opportunity for tourists and locals to reflect on the effect of colonisation and its legacy.

Two walking tours daily, times vary.
Tours depart Te Aro Park, Dixon Street

Tours finish at Wellington Museum, Queens Wharf 

$25 concession/$35 regular
Bookings at web link below

Supported By Creative NZ and Wellington City Council

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