What's On at LAF

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Opening Party

FRI July 5 | 6pm - 7:30pm

Lytfest Opening Celebration

FREE EVENT
 
There'll be DJ's, dancing, balloons, fundraising stalls for the kids and an all round good time. Fun for all the family.
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LAF CABARET

SAT July 6 | 7:30pm - 10pm

Lyt Cabaret

Tickets $45
Duration 120 mins

The enigmatic Paul Klaass heads this stellar cast, with stunning circus skills, comedy and live music.

We've got a drag queen, burlesque, circus, aerials, comedy and live music. This is going to be a fantastic night that is sure to sell-out!

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PAUL KLAASS

SUN July 7 | 1pm - 2pm

Time Flies

AN EPIC CIRCUS STORY

Tickets $10 kids | $15 adults | $40 any group of 4
Duration 60 mins

Come journey with Paul Klaass as he tells the tale of a shy, introverted artist who discovers the wonderful world of circus, and ends up having an exciting, hilarious and intriguing adventure that takes him to the furthest corners of the world, and the furthest reaches of his imagination.

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FLEUR DE THIER

SUN July 7 | 7:30pm - 8:30pm

ORB

Tickets $25
Duration 60 mins

Fleur de Thier has been working professionally in the dance industry for 33 years. Fleur is a Christchurch based artist who has been providing employment to dancers in Ōtautahi since she returned from training in Auckland in the early 90's. Fleurs work has featured in many Arts Festivals throughout Aotearoa and she is connected to several dance companies and training institutes. Fleur has worked with the 2 dancers featured in this new work since the early 2000s. Julia McKerrow and Aleasha Seaward are both established artists also committed to Ōtautahi.

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Feminist Clown Posse

WED July 10 | 7pm - 8pm

Feminist Clown Posse

Tickets $10 unwaged | $20 standard | $35 Power Posse**
Duration 60 mins

Something loud, rambunctious and extremely silly has been happening at the Lyttelton Rec centre the last few months.

Feminist Clown Posse, led by the multi-award winning 'Queen of Physical Comedy' Tessa Waters, presents their first EVER live show full of stupidity, joy and glorious failure. Over 20 clowns will make you laugh in places you didn't know you had. 

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KALLO COLLECTIVE

THUR July 11 | 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Endling - The Last of its Kind

Tickets $25
Duration 50mins

Molded together from lost pieces of forgotten acts, Endling holds the embers of mirth in cupped hands carefully nursing them to a roaring sun of laughter. Tiny pieces of inventive physical comedy populate a curation of timeless, rambling, joyful jaunts. Thom Monckton has been making solo physical theatre pieces for over 10 years, and Endling presents the favorite fingers of this body of work waving goodbye before they disappear forever.

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KALLO COLLECTIVE

FRI July 12 | 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Endling - The Last of its Kind

Tickets $25
Duration 50mins

Molded together from lost pieces of forgotten acts, Endling holds the embers of mirth in cupped hands carefully nursing them to a roaring sun of laughter. Tiny pieces of inventive physical comedy populate a curation of timeless, rambling, joyful jaunts. Thom Monckton has been making solo physical theatre pieces for over 10 years, and Endling presents the favorite fingers of this body of work waving goodbye before they disappear forever.

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JOE BENNETT

SUN July 14 | 3pm

The Best Bits of Shakespeare with Joe Bennett

Tickets $25
Duration 60 mins

The Best Bits of Shakespeare
With Joe Bennett

Joe takes you through his favourite bits of Shakespeare, purely for the pleasure.

Joe Bennett is a Lyttelton-based author and columnist.

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TJOPI

SUN July 14 | 7:30pm

TJOPI

Tickets $10 Unwaged | $15 Waged
Duration 50 mins

Experimental audio visual and spoken word experience.

Performed by Popi Newbery and Tjalling de Vries

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The Dangerous Darlings

WED July 17 | 1pm

The Dangerous Darlings Family Show

Tickets $10 kids | $15 adults | $40 any group of 4
Duration 60 mins

What do you get when you combine Aotearoa's only sword swallower with the hula hoop sensation from across the nation? The Dangerous Darlings!

International woman of danger, Rachel Atlas and local hoop legend, Laura Oakley, have teamed up to create a show that's brimming with fast-paced circus and furiously funny comedy that will leave you and your family yelling, stomping and cheering for more!

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The Dangerous Darlings

WED July 17 | 7:30pm

The Dangerous Darlings After Dark

Tickets $25
Duration 50 mins

Dangerous Darlings After Dark is here to warm you up this winter! A thrillingly seductive combination of circus, comedy and cabaret that will leave you laughing, gasping and yelling for more! 

Featuring Rachel Atlas, Aotearoa’s only sword-swallower, and Laura Oakley, the renowned circus artist, come and be thoroughly dazzled by the Dangerous Darlings!

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LAF Cabaret

SAT July 20 | 7:30pm

Lyt Cabaret 2

Tickets $45
Duration 120 mins

Feminist Clown Posse leader and your host for the evening, Tessa Waters, will keep you laughing throughout.

Incredible aerialist and ‘Dangerous Darling’ Laura Oakley will dazzle with extraordinary skill.

More acts to be revealed shortly….

 

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PENNY ASHTON

AUG 9, 10, 16, 17, 18

The Tempestuous: A Shrew’d New Comedy by Will Shakespeare and Penny Ashton

Sicily’s beloved King Enzo is dead. Now Princess Rosa, a stroppy spinster, must navigate the tempestuous waters of belching Step-Fathers, lusty suitors, popping cod pieces and menopausal witches, to face her destiny.

LAF Arts Education Program

Lyttelton Arts Factory
Three LAF Education DramaLittle Pigs in rehearsal

Term 2, 2024

 

Drama classes for all ages, and Music Band classes for Year 6 - 13's! Take a look at what's on for the coming term.

Registration is now open for Term 2, 2024.

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