PRO­DUC­TIONS AROUND RE­GION IN­CLUDE:

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■ Korora¯ reka: the Bal­lad of Mag­gie Flynn Writ­ten by Paolo Ro­tondo, di­rected by Julie Nolan. Septem­ber 14-15, The Me­teor, Hamil­ton. This is a story unique to us as New Zealan­ders, un­rav­el­ling the legacy of the women in our past and stir­ring the ones too wild to be cap­tured. It is a seashanty, a coarse and vul­gar rhyme that will make you laugh and cry to smell the sea again af­ter so long.

■ Sblended Waikato Scouts And Guides, River­lea Theatre, Hamil­ton, Septem­ber 8-15. The Scouts and Guides of the Waikato join forces for the sev­enth time to present their lat­est pro­duc­tion ‘Sblended Fairy Tales'. Fun for all the fam­ily.

■ Urine­town Di­rected by Scot Hall, mu­si­cally di­rected by Sam Cleaver, chore­ographed by Philippa Che­sham. Eight-day run starts Septem­ber 21. Cor­po­rate greed, pol­i­tics, so­cial ir­re­spon­si­bil­ity, bu­reau­cracy and mu­si­cal theatre it­self are all in the fir­ing line as Urine­town takes no pris­on­ers in this hi­lar­i­ous romp through a post-apoc­a­lyp­tic fu­ture where water is more pre­cious than gold.

■ The Case of Kather­ine Mans­field Fri­day Septem­ber 7 at 7pm – Mor­rinsville Col­lege Li­brary, and Satur­day Septem­ber 8 at 7pm – Lit­tle Theatre, Te Awa­mutu. In this gor­geous lit­tle one-woman show writ­ten by Cather­ine Downes, we en­ter the mind of young Kather­ine, fol­low­ing her in­trepid trav­els around Europe in search of bet­ter health and ul­ti­mately, free­dom.

■ Do­mes­tic Bliss Writ­ten by Christina Stachurski, di­rected by Tracey Bar­low, Septem­ber 1-15, Gaslight Theatre, 8 Al­pha Street, Cam­bridge. Fea­tur­ing three New Zealand women — Grace (a 1950s house­wife with a se­cret), Jackie (a feisty 1970s solo mum) and Sarah (a modern busi­ness­woman and mother of two), who, while liv­ing in dif­fer­ent his­tor­i­cal pe­ri­ods, share the same kitchen. Their stories un­fold through mono­logues in­ter­spersed to­gether one af­ter­noon. This meet­ing re­veals how these three women change each other's lives.

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