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AuthorJonathan Price

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March 26, 2012

Gryphon theatre is beginning its 2012 season with Vivienne Plumb’s The Wife Who Spoke Japanese in her Sleep, adapted by the author from her short story. At the helm is first-time director (and some-time producer) Shannon Tubman, whose intention is simple: “For me, the main goal is to see if I could entertain people, and […]

March 19, 2012

The dancing is, of course, utterly, bewilderingly good.

August 18, 2011

It is New York in the 1930s. She’s rich, he’s poor, she lives off her parents, he writes and scrapes a living as a waiter. They meet on a jetty during one of her father’s parties and the chemistry of clashing opposites immediately ignites witty banter, sexual tension, and of course, forbidden love. It’s a […]

July 25, 2011

‘The Lover’ by harold pinter Context is everything, and by this I mean where and when and to whom a play is to be performed. With Harold Pinter’s The Lover, director Rachelle Fons serves up a fast-moving, funny, clever show which asks for a provision of the audience’s mind and makes no demands of the […]

May 23, 2011

You can tell someone the funniest joke in the world, but if they sense that it was a chore for you to do so they’re not going to enjoy it. They’re going to wonder why you bothered. Given the opportunity, this is the pearl I’d have given Raybon Kan in the back room of the […]

May 23, 2011

I was anxious to see how this matinee would go. A five o’clock audience has a far lower blood alcohol level than an eight o’clock one. It must be an added challenge for a comedian to warm up a crowd that doesn’t come pre-heated. In fact, it is probably a truer test of their base […]

March 28, 2011

The idea is simple and charming: Go to the Chatham Islands; meet the people, experience the culture; return to New Zealand and devise a show about it. The poster, bearing the tag-line, “We’re f**king sick of the silence,” suggests a scathing piss-take of a place so insignificant there’s no danger of people feeling sorry for […]

March 21, 2011

Sport and theatre are completely different activities for completely different people. This is what high school teaches us. This stereotype, in the space of five short years, will be constructed and stubbornly embedded in the minds of many impressionable students. It’s easy to see how. At secondary school, sport and theatre are operationally, departmentally and […]

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