WITCH Music Theatre is an alternative production house for music theatre work in Aotearoa, creating high production value music theatre experiences on a small scale
We have produced back to back sell-out seasons of original and established works and have collaborated with WCC, CubaDupa and Independent artists to make gig theatre, live music and events across the capital.
WITCH Music Theatre values powerhouse performances, imaginative productions and showcasing homegrown talent. We aim to produce entertaining works with engaging themes, all while having a WITCHing-ass time doing it.
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Music Directed by Mark W Dorrell
Directed by Ben Emerson
30 June — 4 July, Te Auaha
A Supernova of Drag, Pop, Dance and Music.
Wellington Airport Ngā Taniwha Stage
Featuring Bailea Twomey, Mia Alonso–Green, Jade Merematira, JTHAN, Kelly Fornia, Natasha McAllister, Braiden Butter & The Everchanging Boy
"WITCH Music Theatre consistently delivers.
We have such talent and vision at our fingertips in Wellington. A further testament to how top quality musical theatre can be produced on a smaller scale, with no less impact at Te Auaha's Tapere Nui Theatre than the Opera House"
— Georgia Jamieson Emms, Theatreview
Can I audition for upcoming projects?
What venue do you perform in?
We often work with different venues to suit the scale of each project. Previous events have occurred at BATS Theatre, Hannah Playhouse and Te Auaha. Please check each event page to confirm where the production is being performed. See what’s on here.
How can I stay up to date?
How can I support?
What kind of work do you make?
We are interested in presenting high quality music theatre experiences we feel are engaging for Wellington audiences. Thematically we have a penchant for exploring contemporary, queer, political and supernatural themes. We are interested in augmenting the traditional music theatre experience through staging, social media and casting.
The work we produce needs a helping hand and we're proud to have been supported by the following organisations, theatres and charitable trusts