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About Indian Ink Theatre Company

Indian Ink Theatre Company is one of New Zealand’s most successful theatre companies with a reputation for “total theatre which offers humanity and psychological insight in a package of good plain laughs, luminous performances and brilliant staging” (Dominion Post, NZ).

For almost two decades Jacob Rajan and Justin Lewis have pursued their idea of the ‘Serious Laugh’- opening mouths with laughter in order to slip something serious in along with a love of mask and story. The company blends western theatrical traditions with eastern flavours and has been critically acclaimed for its use of live music, heightened theatricality, humour, pathos and great storytelling.

COVID-19 Information:

We are ready to go now that New Zealand is in Orange!

I know what you’re thinking – Covid makes planning risky, right?
Rest easy, my friend, we’ve got you!
Our Shows are short, with no interval.
Our venues have high ceilings and supremely well-ventilated spaces.
Mask wearing is recommended to keep you and everyone around you safe.
If you feel unwell, you can transfer your tickets to another night.*
If you don’t get better in time, you can get a refund.*
If a show is cancelled, a full refund will be issued.
We’ll follow all guidelines and will do all we can to ensure a safe environment alongside our warm welcome back.
*For a refund or transfer notify us at least 4 hours prior to the show time.

Indian Ink shows will run under both the Orange and Green Traffic Light Framework, but are unlikely to go ahead under Red.


More about Indian Ink

Upcoming Shows

Dirty Work
Dirty Work
22 September 2022

TAPAC - Auckland

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Mrs Krishnan’s Party
Mrs Krishnan’s Party
22 October 2022

Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre

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Krishnan’s Dairy
Krishnan’s Dairy
02 September 2022

Isaac Theatre Royal - Christchurch

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08 September 2022

Clarence Street Theatre - Hamilton

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17 September 2022

Soundings Theatre, Te Papa - Wellington

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International Shows

Our Other Productions

Guru of Chai

Secrets of Life, Love, and Everything

The contradictions of modern India with its iPhones and ancient gods come alive in this outrageously funny and heartbreakingly beautiful romantic thriller.

Welcome to the Murder House

You'll die laughing

Krishnan’s Dairy

Ordinary people legendary love

The Pickle King

A comedy about love, death & preserves

Once the finest hotel in town, the Empire is now as faded as the dreams of the piano player who haunts the lobby.

Kiss the Fish

It takes a child to raise a village

The winds of change are sweeping the sleepy island of Karukam. A new resort promises a brighter future for all until fate puts the hopes of the community in the hands of Sidu - the village idiot!

Dirty Work

An Ode to Joy

The Candlestickmaker

The formula for happiness

Discover black holes and the formula for happiness in a tribute to one of the greatest astrophysicists of this century, Subramanyan Chandrasekhar.

The Dentist’s Chair

A comedy with bite

This deliciously dark comedy hit a nerve at the New Zealand International Festival, captivating audiences and selling out.

The Elephant Thief

The future is ours to see

If you think the world is crazy now you should see it in 50 years time. Take a look into our cracked crystal ball into a future where India is the most powerful nation on earth.

Exciting Opportunity for Singers!

Next Generation

A fluid, flexible and fun programme for youth!

Paradise or the Impermanence of Ice Cream

Mrs Krishnan’s Party

You're Invited


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