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AuthorEmma Bassett

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August 7, 2006

Written and directed by Peter Tait Downstage Theatre, 27 July -5 August

April 24, 2006

Yes, the tragedy of Macbeth. A classic that remains popular today through it’s combination of ambition, desire, murder, guilt and chaos. Not the nicest of plays, with murders abounding – and a crazed wife who convinces her husband to commit the worst of all sins – but it contains so many home truths.

April 24, 2006

Written by Willow Newey and Kate McGill. Directed by Larry Rew and Dawa Devereux. Bats Theatre, April 19th to the 29th.

April 3, 2006

This novel tells the story of four young people struggling to live normal lives in the wake of the Second World War. It is narrated backwards, beginning in 1947, retrospectively showing us how their lives fit together. Through the characters’ experiences in 1947, then 1944, and finally 1941, we are able to see the influences […]

February 27, 2006

The Taming of the Shrew is the latest in the series of ‘Summer Shakespeare’ run by the Victoria University Theatre Department and The VUWSA Drama Club. This year it was held outside Te Papa in the amphitheatre for the first time, a fantastic venue which added to the atmosphere of the play. The actors used […]