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The Alchemist

The Alchemist

by / July 7, 2008 / No Comments

The Alchemist inhabited 77 Fairlie Terrace from top to bottom. With strobes in the ceiling and cameras in very nook, it claimed the building for its own. It also reached tendrils into the wider world, with screens showing scenes from Wellington. The ideal spectator for this production has six or so eyes which swivel independently [...]

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The Singularity

The Singularity

by / April 28, 2008 / No Comments

“We are a collection of atoms. That is all. That’s all.” On leaving Bats after seeing The Singularity, the impression I had was of a play, and a group of actors, who took themselves very seriously. It was a sober piece; characters spoke gravely about the speed of light, black holes and God. The Deep [...]

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Dash Ambrose: B-Sides and Rarites

Dash Ambrose: B-Sides and Rarites

by / March 10, 2008 / No Comments

Dash Ambrose played to an audience of seven the evening I saw them. Those people had a really good time. The band is a musical parody duo; imagine Flight of the Conchords with only one guitarist, the other member being an American non-singer who can’t play the bongo too well. Well, it’s better than it [...]

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