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Tea With Terrorists

Tea With Terrorists


  • Fri 5 Aug, 7:30pm – 8:40pm
  • Sat 6 Aug, 7:30pm – 8:40pm
  • Sun 7 Aug, 4:30pm – 5:40pm
  • Tue 9 Aug, 7:30pm – 8:40pm
  • Wed 10 Aug, 7:30pm – 8:40pm
  • Thu 11 Aug, 7:30pm – 8:40pm
  • Fri 12 Aug, 7:30pm – 8:40pm
  • Sat 13 Aug, 7:30pm – 8:40pm
  • Sun 14 Aug, 4:30pm – 5:40pm
  • Tue 16 Aug, 7:30pm – 8:40pm
  • Wed 17 Aug, 7:30pm – 8:40pm
  • Thu 18 Aug, 7:30pm – 8:40pm
  • Fri 19 Aug, 7:30pm – 8:40pm
  • Sat 20 Aug, 7:30pm – 8:40pm
  • Sun 21 Aug, 4:30pm – 5:40pm
  • Tue 23 Aug, 7:30pm – 8:40pm
  • Wed 24 Aug, 7:30pm – 8:40pm
  • Thu 25 Aug, 7:30pm – 8:40pm
  • Fri 26 Aug, 7:30pm – 8:40pm
  • Sat 27 Aug, 7:30pm – 8:40pm
  • View all sessions


Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki St, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Early Bird Adult: $32.00
  • Early Bird Concession: $25.00
  • Adult: $38.00
  • Concession: $32.00
  • Preview: $30.00
  • Under 25s: $25.00
  • Groups 6+: $32.00
  • Buy Tickets – 04 801 7992


Circa Theatre

Sharing stories from a life that straddles two very different cultures; arguing with mullahs; being an atheist in a religious, liberal family; planning the perfect murder; wandering outside the green zone in war torn Kabul; being stalked by a sheep in Coniston; and having tea with some terrorists in Kashmir.

Journey with Sameena to find out why fear is redundant, joy is essential, and terrorists can be a real hoot. Sameena Zehra is an award-winning performer, writer, director, and blues singer/songwriter. Before moving to Aotearoa, Sameena lived in the UK where she has performed at the National Theatre and toured internationally with the Royal Shakespeare Company. This is her debut show at Circa Theatre.

‘A master storyteller…’ — Three Weeks, Edinburgh

‘…an intimate atmosphere with all the warmth, energy and enthusiasm of a full house at the Apollo… Fluency, intensity and vivacity…’ — The Age, Melbourne


- ‘Pay it Forward’ Tickets
Now you can Pay it Forward! Purchase one ticket to Tea with Terrorists for someone who usually cannot afford to go to the theatre and Circa will find it a good home. Book here!

If you are interested in claiming a Pay it Forward ticket or nominating a friend, please contact the Circa Theatre Box Office Team on This initiative is year-round, currently running in active collaboration with Tea with Terrorists.

- Choose Your Price Night on Tuesday 9 August
Our ‘Choose Your Price’ initiative lets you buy up to four tickets to a specific performance and opt what to pay for them. We encourage you to select a price based on what you can afford. This is a community driven initiative where people with higher incomes can select a relative ticket price that subsidises those who afford less to pay lower. It means more people are able to experience live theatre, and ensures that the production can still make enough money to cover its costs.

- Pre-show Touch Tours - Sunday 14th 4pm and Tuesday 23rd August 7pm.
- Relaxed performances – Saturdays 20th and 27th August 2pm.
- NZSL performances – Thurs 18th – Sun 21st August (4 performances) with a signed Q&A Thursday 18 August

By Sameena Zehra
Directed by Sabrina Martin
Presented by The Magnificent Weirdos
6 – 27 Aug
Preview 5 Aug
Circa Two
Tues – Sat 7.30pm, Sun 4.30pm
$25 – $38
Pay it Forward and a limited number of No lack of Fun for Lack of Funds* tickets available
Early Bird tickets available 9–24 June

*The Magnificent Weirdos operates a ‘No lack of Fun for Lack of Funds‘ policy. A few tickets are set aside each show for those who would love to come, but cannot afford the ticket. You can request one of these free tickets for yourself, or for someone who is too shy to ask for themselves, by emailing with the subject line ‘Fun times’. If the fun times tickets are gone, there may also be some free tickets which have kindly been donated by audience members who have bought an extra ticket as part of the ‘pay it forward’ scheme.

Runtime: Approx. 70 mins (no interval)

Content advisory: Coarse language and gunshots.

Image by Roc-T

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