Potent Pause Productions originated in 2001, formed and created by Mary Cornish and Michael Lawrence. It has always seen itself as a small boutique theatre company, predominantly producing European classics and alternative plays of high quality accessible theatre.Often employing some the best of NZ talent available. It's always been the idea to push the boundaries by producing plays that are thought provoking and informative. 

Highlights over the last 15 years include: Miss Julie (2003) directed by Vadim Ledogorov, The Caretaker (2004) directed by Paul Gittins, The Homecoming (2007) directed by Paul Gittins, Auckand Arts Festival, The Chairs/Les Chaises (2009) directed by George Tudor, Auckland Arts Festival, performed in English and French and The Birthday Party (2012) directed by Raymond Hawthorne.

Also part of Potent Pause Productions is another subsidiary company called Ford Transit productions, which has performed work in London as well as Auckland.

Past Productions