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Now. Here. This.

Thur 10 June – Sun 13 June &

Thur 17 June – Sun 20 June


Tickets Available Now: www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/arcade-theatre-co-presents-now-here-this-tickets-156376150275

Now. Here. This. is a new musical that explores life’s big questions and celebrates living in the present. As ragtag group of friends explore a museum they bond over birds, bees, reptiles, early man, ancient civilizations and outer space. Also, loneliness, friendship, hoarding, hiding, laughing, living and dying. And middle school. And dinosaurs.

Created by the creative team behind the Tony-nominated [title of show], Now. Here. This is an original “theatri-concert” explores what goes down in the space between the past and the future, and how the universe conspires to bring people together.Now. Here. This. is about dreamers and romantics and how difficult it can be to stay in the present moment – or being tuned into the now, the here and the this.

Book by Hunter Bell and Susan Blackwell
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Bowen
Based on the Collaboration by
Hunter Bell, Michael Berresse, Susan Blackwell,
Heidi Blickenstaff, Jeff Bowen, and Larry Pressgrove

New Athenaeum Theatre, 23 The Octagon, Dunedin
10-13 and 17-20 June—

Arcade’s 2021 season is supported in part by the Dunedin City Council’s professional theatre fund, the Otago Community Trust, Southern Lights and the University of Otago Division of Humanities Performing Arts Fund.Development of Now. Here. This. Was supported by the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center during a residency at the Cabaret and Performance Conference of 2009.
Now. Here. This. is presented through special arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical on behalf of R & H Theatricals, A Concord Theatricals Company

Your Me

Weds 16 June, 7:30pm

Tickets: https://events.humanitix.com/your-me-5qukrmtd

Your Me is an operatic musical looking at the different facets of loneliness. As many of us have discovered, unexpected isolation removes the distractions of daily life and we have very little choice but to look at ourselves and our mental health. Loneliness was an overwhelming experience for so many, however it is not an experience singular to those who are on their own. Loneliness comes from feeling that there is not the depth of connection within existing relationships that a person desires. This means one can feel as lonely in a large group of friends as when alone, and be equally lonely in a relationship as when one is single.

Loneliness is something that so many of us experience in our lives and yet so often it is hidden away and goes unspoken. Your Me is an exploration of these feelings from someone who has carried and managed a deep loneliness for most of their life.

Magnus Steele

Fri, 25 June, 730pm


Book Now: https://www.trybooking.co.nz/HLO

Magnus Steele is coming to Dunedin for the very first time! After a cancelled Dunedin Fringe Season in 2020, we’re finally making our way South!!

Infamous private eye Magnus Steele (Austin Harrison) investigates the crime of the century through interrogations, jazz, and beat poetry, but here’s the catch: all the victims, suspects, and witnesses are played by YOU! Come prepared for hilarity, bad accents, and to be a part of the show!

Magnus Steele has been delighting audiences around the country for 2 years to critical acclaim.

Nominated for “Most Promising Emerging Artist” at NZ Fringe 2020 and “The Side-Splitter” Comedy award at the inaugural Whangarei Fringe Fest, Austin can’t wait to hit the stage in Dunedin! Are you ready to solve crimes with comedy???

‘The show is reminiscent of Brooklyn Nine Nine, if they let me join in from my sofa. In other words it’s witty, unpredictable and wonderfully endearing and the jokes are pretty cool. Cool, cool, cool.’
– Sara Hirsch, Art Murmurs

‘Appropriately hatted’
– Margaret Austin, Theatreview

‘A Masterclass in crowd work’
– Sara Hirsch, Art Murmurs” 

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