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  • Fri 19 Nov ’21, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Sat 20 Nov ’21, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Sun 21 Nov ’21, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • Tue 23 Nov ’21, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Wed 24 Nov ’21, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Thu 25 Nov ’21, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
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  • Sat 27 Nov ’21, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Sun 28 Nov ’21, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • Tue 30 Nov ’21, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Wed 1 Dec ’21, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Thu 2 Dec ’21, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Fri 3 Dec ’21, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Sat 4 Dec ’21, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Sun 5 Dec ’21, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • Tue 7 Dec ’21, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Wed 8 Dec ’21, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Thu 9 Dec ’21, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Fri 10 Dec ’21, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Sat 11 Dec ’21, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Sun 12 Dec ’21, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
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  • Fri 17 Dec ’21, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Sat 18 Dec ’21, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
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Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki St, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $52.00
  • Concession: $42.00
  • Friend: $38.00
  • Groups 6+: $45.00
  • Under 25: $25.00
  • Early Bird Adult: $42.00
  • Early Bird Concesion: $32.00


Circa Theatre

In 1985 the world awoke to the discovery of a frightening, huge hole in the ozone over Antarctica.

One year later, 1986 and it's Wild West days at McMurdo Station and Scott Base, a time of big hair, big make-up, and ice-cold wine coolers.
It’s little more than a decade since the US Navy lifted the ban on women travelling to the Ice.

Meanwhile, Greenpeace, rallying to create the first ‘World Park’ in Antarctica, is protesting the commercial exploitation of oil and mineral deposits under the ice by prospecting governments and companies…

Stella, an New Zealand scientist, Ioane, a US Navy SEAL from American Samoa, and Bonny, a Greenpeace activist, meet during the endless day of this Antarctic summer. What unfolds is as dark, funny, and monumental as the discovery of the ozone hole itself.

The second play in Lynda Chanwai-Earle’s acclaimed Antarctic Theatre Trilogy, HOLE builds on the innovative use of eco-powered energy as used in the award-winning HEAT.

“HOLE explores the relationship between art and science… [describing] Antarctica as the heartbeat of the world, pulsing as the ice expands with the seasons. Poetry has a way to pull at the heartstrings that raw science doesn’t...leaving us in awe of the raw beauty of our planet.” — Art Murmurs

Written by Lynda Chanwai-Earle
Directed by Kerryn Palmer and Sally Richards
Music Composed by Gareth Farr
Starring Sepe Mua’au, Stevie Hancox-Monk, and Elle Wootton

20 Nov – 18 Dec
Preview 19 Nov
Circa Two
Tues – Sat 7.30pm, Sun 4.30pm
$25 – $52
Early Bird tickets available from Fri 8th Oct!

$42 ‘Concession’ price (i.e. Community Services Card, Gold Card or student ID required)

Runtime: 95mins with no interval

Content Warning: This show contains the following: Flashing lights, coarse language, nudity, use of drugs, violence and stage combat and possible sudden or prolonged loud noises.

Audio Described performance - Sun 12th Dec 4.30pm

COVID UPDATE: Please note, at the moment we are selling seats to this show at a ‘reduced capacity’ until we have more certainty about the upcoming change in Alert levels. If we appear to be ‘sold out’, please email our Box Office at and we will add you to our Alert Level 1 waitlist. You will be contacted again if/when we move to Alert Level 1. Thank you for your understanding.

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