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ignite05 festival – simply the best

ignite05 festival – simply the best

The third ignite festival, ignite05 – new voices_new pathways kicks off on Tuesday 5 April @ THE EDGE with an exciting and innovative performance programme of national and international works.

Highlights include:

Something Dark – a tale of one’s man journey to find his family and connect with his past. Described by The Guardian as “hugely enjoyable, inventive, funny & touching”

Battalion : Ka Wha Whai Tonu Matou Ake!, Ake!, Ake! Jim Moriarty’s new play devised especially for ignite05

Dead Man Talking – nominated Best New Play of 2004, Jeremy Baumung’s solo performance is about nearly losing it all, and then finding it somewhere deep within

A House Across Oceans – back by popular demand, this is an off-the-wall take on growing up in Auckland celebrating cultural diversity, families and sense of place and belonging

C – a rap opera with attitude – directed by the creative team of Anna Marbrook, John Gibson and John Rosser

Flip the Script – a playwrighting slam or the NZ Idol of script writing. A partnership with Playmarket and Contact Theatre (UK). 20 young writers, 4 young actors, 2 experienced directors and 2 MC’s all thrown together

Full programme and booking details available online @

Key programme partners for ignite05 are Creative New Zealand, The Fledgling Trust and Auckland City.


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