Uther Dean Reads 300 Haiku

A new hour of story-telling from one of the most exciting emerging writers and comedians in the country Uther Dean (Everything is Surrounded by Water, Tiny Deaths, My Fat/Sad, Me and My Sister Tell Each Other Everything).

Poetry and post-modernism, verse and the universe, syllables and the slow decay of nature. Uther Dean Reads 300 Haiku is a tour-de-force of emotion, narrative and, most importantly, haiku. Can we ever make art that reflects what it's really like to be a person? Can the pain of creation ever justify the joy of presentation? Can Uther be trusted to count 5,100 syllables correctly?

WINNER: Best Solo - NZ Fringe 2014.
WINNER: Best Theatre - Dunedin Fringe 2013

"Comic genius" - Theatreview

"Dean’s wit is incredible" - Wellingtonista

"A master class in story-telling" - Manawatu Standard

“A great companion for the young and worried” – NZ Herald

Photo by Liesha Ward Knox.

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Fri 22 - Sat 23 February; 19:00


Classic Studio
321 Queen St, CBD


60 minutes


$17 - $22


Accessible seating not available

Content Warnings:

Adult themes, Discussion of the experience of mental illness


Comedy, Literature & Spoken Word