YOUNG AND HUNGRY ARTS FESTIVAL – 5 stars Second Afterlife, written by Ralph McCubbin Howell and directed by Kerryn Palmer, was an absolute joy to behold. A modern, exciting quest narrative with intriguing, well-developed characters, Second Afterlife will totally absorb you into its bizarre comical world, which resides eerily close to our own. Exploring themes [...]
The Young and Hungry Festival of New Theatre turns 20 this year. Having helped spawn the careers of noted alumni such as Bret McKenzie, Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, it allows young theatre-makers to engage in all aspects of theatre creation. I sat down with Programme Director Diana Cable and Director Kerryn Palmer.
Firstly, just go and see this show. It’s phenomenal. It’s enchanting and engaging and excellently crafted and I could not recommend it more.
I saw this show tonight. To say that I enjoyed it would be to say that I enjoyed conversing with a madman about sadistic and strange fetishes that should not be uttered in public.
It’s been a while since Wellington audiences have had a chance to see The PlayGround Collective, and their return to Bats is triumphant.
A new play by Lori Leigh.
As the dancers emerge from the deep dark, their costumes, designed by Jane Boocock and Donna Jefferis and constructed by students, are strikingly elegant and beautifully made, setting the scene for this bizarre performance – outside of any specific time or place.
The most striking routine was Eliza Sander’s ‘Pink!ish’, during which two male dancers perform an intense and complex choreography while keeping their mouth’s constantly in contact.
Cut to 1924, Hollywood. A party of movers, shakers and up-and-comers board a boat for a weekend cruise on which “One of them will leave horizontally”