Author — Uther Dean

Author Archive: Uther Dean

Uther was one of the two arts editors in 2009. He was the horoscopier and theatre writer in 2010. Alongside Elle Hunt, Uther was coeditor in 2011.

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17/08/09

Before we tread into the nitty grit of what exactly did and didn’t work, it needs to be said that Vienna Verona is an achievement. It is a step up. The step up that Three Spoon Theatre has needed to take for quite a while now. After their initial and dazzling success at the Fringe [...]

10/08/09

Horoscope for people who can roll their tongues Saturn is dancing seductively with your love crystals this week. That can only mean one thing, and that’s, well… Oh, God. This is much harder to type than I thought. It’s over. Between you and me. Look. I’m sorry. I’m so sorry. It’s just that… I… I [...]

10/08/09

Top Five Smells Petrol Pet troll Pineapple Shampoo Napalm in the morning Top Five Reasons You’re Pregnant Condoms are for pussies. You can’t get the ECP in Palmy That special night with Ken Orr Let’s see him leave now Apathy Top Five People Who Displayed Displeasure With Salient Last Week Paul Henry Tasmin Dismantle The [...]

10/08/09

I’m not going to lie to you guys. I did in fact laugh during Le Sud. I laughed a lot. Sometimes despite myself, I laughed. Le Sud is funny. However, with every laugh came a little niggle, a little knot. You see, Le Sud is a farce, it is a play of broad strokes. It [...]

03/08/09

For the week of 3–10 August 2009 Yes. This one is for you. You think you have overcommitted yourself. Your first instinct is to lighten the load. Maybe take a few days off to get a grip of the situation. This will only make things worse. You need to lick more stamps. The crab stick [...]

03/08/09

Go Solo is the annual season of twenty-minute self-devised solo shows from the graduating class of acting students at Toi Whakaari. There are series of very definite trends to be observed. The shadow of Krishnan’s Dairy hangs heavy—it started as a Go Solo piece and now it seems almost illegal to have a piece that [...]

03/08/09

Technology Cried! is a presentation of the practical work done by Tamsin Dashfield for her Theatre Honours research project into the workings and style of radical, experimental theatre group Red Mole. A powerful and defining voice of alternative theatre from their 70s heyday to their later, smaller-scale work in the 90s, Red Mole was all [...]

03/08/09

Christie in Love is the first production by or at One Sharp! Lunch Theatre. Operating out of the Club Room at the Southern Cross, they present a half-hour or so piece of theatre at 1pm every day. The $16/$12 price of admission rather charmingly also includes soup. While the price is a little steep for [...]

03/08/09

Theater of War [sic] is a documentary about the The Public Theater of New York’s production of Tony Kushner’s (of Angels in America and Munich fame) translation of Bertolt Brecht’s famous anti-war piece of political theatre Mother Courage and her Children. It follows them sporadically from the readthrough of the play all the way to [...]