Devised and performed by Barnie Duncan & Trygve Wakenshaw BATS Theatre, 2 May, 9.30pm In 324 AD, the Roman Emperor Constantine I founded his capital on the site of the ancient Greek colony of Byzantion, and modestly named the new city after himself. A mere 1688 years later, Barnie Duncan and Trygve Wakenshaw have converted [...]
Author Archive: Ryan Brown-Haysom
Relationship remains cordial. The Iranian Ambassador to Wellington, Seyed Majid Tafreshi Khamene, told a student forum last Thursday that “Iran has always been a peace-loving country, and will always remain so.” The panel discussion, which was organised by VUWSA, also featured Green MP and former diplomat Kennedy Graham and foreign-policy expert Bob Rigg. Although the topic [...]
ADAPTED BY: Dean Parker from the book by Nicky Hager DIRECTED BY: David Lawrence PRESENTED BY: the Bacchanals CAST: Diana Aurisch, Kirsty Bruce, Joe Dekkers- Reihana, Blair Everson, Alex Greig, Julia Harrison, Brianne Kerr, Hilary Penwarden, Jonny Potts and Paul Waggott. VENUE: BATS, 17 April, 8pm The Western dramatic tradition has many faults, but grovelling [...]
Fresh DaDa Written, Produced, and Directed by Joshua Hopton Stewart Piano Accompaniment by Hayden Taylor BATS, April 12, 8pm Musical theatre, as any first-year Cultural Studies student can tell you, is an inherently utopian genre. The British cultural critic Richard Dyer writes that the world of musicals presents us with an image both of ‘escape’ [...]
Prior to October 1998, the university town of Laramie in south-west Wyoming was famous chiefly for two things.
Adapted from Richard Meros’s book by Arthur Meek and Geoff Pinfield Directed by Geoff Pinfield Performed by Arthur Meek BATS, 8 March, 6.30pm Reviewed by Ryan Brown-Haysom Richard Meros is a man who requires little introduction; that is, if you already know who he is. For those not yet acquainted with Wellington theatre’s most beguiling [...]
Cast: Kathleen Burns, Alice May Connolly, Delia Cormack, Lucy Mulholland, Hamish Parkinson, and Andrew Todd Music by Tobias Brockie, and Richard Marks. Written by Erin Harrington and Hamish Parkinson. Directed by Hamish Parkinson. BATS, 29th March, 8pm. By the time this review reaches your grubby wee hands, the Fringe Festival – a rare opportunity to see up-and-coming talent [...]