Tuesday, November 26, 2019

It’s been a busy year for old Frankenstein and his monster. This is the third production I’ve seen this year, and there have been a couple more still that I wasn’t able to attend. Mary Shelley’s classic novel celebrated it’s 200th-anniversary last year, so its sudden b...

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Ironically, there’s something very reliable about a big-theatre mystery. For all the suspense and suspicion, you can be sure there will be some stock characters, a grand setting, some drawling southern English accents and a healthy dose of escapism. In an age when watc...

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Just when I thought we were beginning to move away from black stories being told through white eyes, the surprise win for “Green Book” for best picture at the Oscars last week told us all that white-saviour narratives were far from dead. That's something that Imitating...

Friday, March 8, 2019

Arthur Miller’s dense drama is one of those rare plays that will always be relevant, in some way or another. Concealing and ultimately being held accountable for past crimes is too easily compared to anything in the media right now. As such, there is plenty of opportun...

Sunday, January 6, 2019

To mark the ten-year anniversary of the eponymous Harold Pinter’s death, director Jamie Lloyd and his company have been performing their hugely ambitious “Pinter at the Pinter” season, which began last September. Directed primarily by Lloyd, the season consists of all...

Thursday, July 12, 2018

I can't say I have encountered many theatre companies that stick to a strict formula. Yet, when I heard that A Slightly Isolated Dog were coming to Christchurch, adopting the same "very very famous, and very very French" personas as they are known for, and with a story...

Saturday, June 23, 2018

"What is the victory of a cat on a hot tin roof?" From the glossy sheen of the Young Vic's production of the classic Tennessee William's play, it seems Maggie has little to complain about, and yet the complexities that plague her relationship with her husband Brick and...

Monday, February 5, 2018

No matter the strength of a production, I will always take my hat off to open air performances. There is always a great deal of risk and a great deal of work that goes into exposing a show to the elements and navigating around the lack of luxuries that a theatre provid...

Thursday, September 14, 2017

When is a production of Medea not a production of Medea? Apparently, when the Koreans do it. Theatre group Seongbukdong Beedoolkee have brought a show that takes the core story of Euripides classic tragedy of madness and revenge and gives it a whole new meaning that is...

Friday, September 8, 2017

Adaptations in new settings can change an entire production. Sometimes you can take a Shakespeare play, for example, set it in post-World War II Shetland and all you change is the accent and costumes of the original, other times the meaning is changed entirely. That is...

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