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Meeting Karpovsky


Wed 13 Nov 2019, 7:00pm–8:30pm
Thu 14 Nov 2019, 7:00pm–8:30pm
Fri 15 Nov 2019, 7:00pm–8:30pm
Sat 16 Nov 2019, 2:00pm–3:30pm
Sat 16 Nov 2019, 7:00pm–8:30pm

Where: Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $46.00
  • Concession: $38.00
  • Friend: $33.00
  • Group 6+: $42.00
  • Under 25: $25.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: Circa Theatre

Director: Sue Rider
Starring: Helen Moulder and Sir Jon Trimmer
Created by Helen Moulder, Sue Rider and Jon Trimmer
Music by Tchaikovsky, Weber, Stravinsky, Adam and Bach.

6 - 16 November
Preview 5 November
Circa Two

Tues – Sat 7pm (Note: Start time is 7pm - not 7.30pm)
Sun 4.30pm
Matinee Sat 16 Nov 2pm
$25 - $46

Runtime: 90 minutes (no interval)

Celebrating Sir Jon Trimmer’s 80th!

Sylvia once travelled the world and visited its famous ballet theatres. Now she spends time alone in her attic, filled with her daughter's unwanted possessions and photographs of her favourite ballet dancer, Alexander Karpovsky - she has seen him dance 127 times. One day the silent Karpovsky mysteriously appears and teaches the stumbling Sylvia to dance...and to live.

Originally produced to rapturous response in 2002, Meeting Karpovsky toured New Zealand in 2003/4 and won Listener Best Play and Chapman Tripp Actress of the Year.

Following popular demand, it returned to Circa and some North Island centres in 2012, toured the whole country with Arts On Tour NZ in 2015 and now, to celebrate Sir Jon’s 80th birthday, is coming home to Circa for a special exclusive season.

“Pure magic – together they are magnificent.” – The Listener

“This beautiful piece of theatre brings together two extraordinary performers, Helen Moulder and Sir Jon Trimmer, performing a unique pas de deux that interweaves ballet and theatre seamlessly.” –Theatreview

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