Poster - Two Shows

Dates and times

Dial M for Murder
Tues 20th November 7:30pm
Wed 21st November 7:30pm

Love Retreat
Fri 23th November 7:30PM
Sat 24th November 3:30PM
Sat 24th November 7:30PM
Sun 25th November 3:30PM


The PumpHouse Theatre


Adult $28.00
Senior $25.00
Student $25.00
Group (5+) $25.00

Additional fees

No Booking Fees!

How to get tickets

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Dial M For Murder PosterDial M For Murder, 20 – 21 Nov

This classic thriller by American director Alfred Hitchcock is adapted by North Shore playwright Yabing Liu from I-start Chinese Theatre, which is the first Chinese theatre in New Zealand.

The story background is changed to Shanghai colony time (1930s) instead, you will see the leading actress in beautiful Qipao (Chinese traditional dress), and the audiences would be nervous about if she would be murdered by her greedy husband.
The play was the second time in the Pumphouse, and was a hit in the International Theatre Festival in July 2018, all tickets were sold out 10 days before the shows.

This play is in Mandarin. The English-speaking audiences will be given an English synopsis of the story. It would be interesting to feel the different culture in a European classic thriller.

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Love Retreat Poster

Love Retreat, 23 – 25 Nov

In the near future, most of women prefer to enjoy their own life instead of getting married and being a mother. But this has put the nation in population crisis! Therefore, the government makes a law which will enforce birth on women who are above certain age! Now 5 women are sent to a camp called Love Retreat to find their partners !! What would happen?….

An unusual story! A Controversial theme!!

The play is in Mandarin but with English synopsis.

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Presented By


新西兰冰点话剧社简介  I-start  Chinese Theatre


I-start Chinese Theatre is the first Chinese theatre in New Zealand, which was established on 26 September 2014.

Since then, we basically produced a new play each year. All of them received excellent reviews from the audiences, Chinese Media and local Media.

I-start Theatre aims to give Chinese amateur theatre performers a stage on which to show their talents, to realise their dreams, to tell their stories, at the same time  to entertain and inspire our audiences.