Monday, March 26, 2018

"Every aspect of society sets rules and expectations." That was one of the more insightful quotes from Intervention Theatre's "The World We Live In" while it was discussing class, and it got me thinking about the rules and expectations surrounding theatre. It is no sec...

Friday, March 2, 2018

"This is not a show. This is an event." While I am not ordinarily a fan of pieces of theatre that consider themselves above the idea of performance as this statement seems to imply, on this occasion this description is entirely, indisputably, accurate. Julia Croft and...

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Audience participation can scare some. The step up from that is immersive theatre, in which the atmosphere so strong and frequently improvised it feels inescapable. Then there is one-on-one theatre. Auckland's Basement theatre has set up a studio specifically for inten...

Thursday, March 1, 2018

If there is ever a title to get audience in seats, it is that one. The brain child of writer and director Anders Falstie-Jensen, we are invited to sit and watch as a wall is painted and then dries over 50 minutes. On the evening I went, the colour of choice was "Adrene...

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Not sure where you're from? Not sure how you came to be? Not sure whether it even matters? "Roots", a solo show about tracing family back and paying respects, was written by Oliver Chong and first performed in 2012 and has been brought back to the stage staring Amanda...

Friday, February 23, 2018

Theatre made about and for a specific area are always a labour of love. They are made in a debt to its setting to represent it accurately and affectionately. "The Contours of Heaven", a devised piece performed by Ana Chaya Scotney and directed by Puti Lancaster, aims t...

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Corporate humour is, for the most part, fairly safe ground. It is an area to which most people can drag up unpleasant memories about being a mouse in a wheel to relate to the jokes about them. The only risk when making a sketch show of corporate humour is to play it to...

Thursday, February 22, 2018

What is the attraction, for a white person and/or a man, of going to a show about why living in a male and white-dominated world is difficult? Free drinks. Potentially provocative theatre is a difficult sell at the best of times, as you audience either already agree wi...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Given this is a fringe performance, one might think that a show about ambition, sustainability and love might be a touchy subject, but that's not something that Joel I. Thomas is shying away from with "Buddy". The one-hour romance introduces us to Keenan (played by Luc...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The search for love is a classic set up for any play, film, or novel, and more often than not they follow a similar formula - two people meet, they fall in love, there is a conflict and they decide whether or not to be together. Duncan Armstrong and Isobel MacKinnon ha...

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