Wednesday, August 7, 2019

This year there are (at least) five productions of Romeo and Juliet at the fringe.  When a show is trying to trying to add a little more Fringe pizazz to a familiar show or property, they usually turn it into either a musical or a one-man show.  Enter Rob McGlade.  Arm...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

It is not often that you get to see a one woman show about a man called Greg. Aimee Smith's satirical show follows the life of the arrogant and ambitious "typical kiwi bloke", aided by Isaac Thomas providing a soundtrack on guitar as well as performing as any character...

Monday, March 12, 2018

With any piece of theatre about sex, or in any way related to sex, the ever-present question is "how graphic?" or "how kinky?" it will be. When you find out said show consists solely of a woman delivering monologues from a chair and occasionally answering the phone, it...

Sunday, March 11, 2018

"Girl You Want", by Tess Mitchell, is intended to be an embodiment of her youth. Semi-autobiographical and not following any strict narrative, Mitchell's teenage rebellion in 1980's Auckland has to be as enthusiastic and heartfelt as her performance in it. The title is...

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Trying to enchant an audience with a story

on the back of wit and rhyme,

is a style and a performance type

not done enough in this time.

But here is poet laureate Telia Nevile

and her performed poetic feature,

about beauty pageant ambitions

from an outcast and ungainly creatu...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Trying to take a story from around 2010-2011, and make it relevant enough to inspire action today, is a challenge for any piece of theatre. "Beerey" is a solo performance written, directed by and starring Lois Temel about the miscarriage of justice faced by Jon Beere a...

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...

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