Theatre

May 1, 2016

Auckland theatre company, The Town Center has blasted into BATS and rocked our theatre world. With subversive performance tactics, explosive and transformative set design, celebratory spectacle and strong, electric conversation, TITLED and If There’s No Dancing At The Revolution I’m Not Coming have pushed the boundaries of theatre and creativity. In BATS’ foyer, the audience […]

April 17, 2016

  Here we have Jane Yonge, Masters of Theatre Arts, highly regarded and successful New Zealand theatre practitioner. Hey Jane, how are you? (laughs) I’m good! What’s your favourite thing about a career in theatre? Getting to work with heaps of different people. This morning I had a Theatre 204 rehearsal, and now I’m meeting […]

April 10, 2016

The Blue-Bearded Lady, a solo performance by Pipi-Ayesha Evans, hit BATS theatre in March. It is based on the French folktale Blue Beard, a story about a powerful Lord who makes a nasty habit of killing his wives. Evans and her creative team present a subversive theatrical take on a dark, sadistic story. In this […]

April 3, 2016

If you managed to see Small Metal Objects by the Australian company, Back to Back, as part of the NZ Festival you were one lucky person. This production has toured the world, and has been performed in a range of public spaces including railway stations and in the middle of streets. I arrive at TSB […]

April 3, 2016

Sinister, twisted, and unsettling—these are the three words that come to mind when I think about Tim Barcode’s Wolf. The poster for the play is a striking image; a pair of wolf eyes plastered across a young man’s face. Yet the posters hardly served as a hint for what was to come. Hosted at Bats, […]

March 20, 2016

A review of Fringe Festival performance, Perhaps, Perhaps… Quizás   If you managed to see this show, you can understand why Gabriela Munoz won the two most highly regarded Fringe awards: Outstanding Performer and Best in Fringe! Perhaps, Perhaps… Quizás is a solo clown performance all the way from Mexico, first performed in New York […]

March 20, 2016

Jane Waddel and her creative team delivered a sensitive, heart-warming, and animated adaption of The ACB with Honora Lee, a 2012 novel by New Zealand’s adored author Kate De Goldi. The narrative follows granddaughter Perry’s blossoming relationship with her rather forgetful grandmother. Through the eyes of Perry, a nine year old girl, the audience gains […]

March 13, 2016

  Sweet Child of Mine was performed as part of the Fringe Festival this February. It was a returning hit from the Melbourne Fringe that playfully and earnestly asked, what is the point of art?  Performed by Bron Batten and her father James, Sweet Child of Mine explored the perils of being an artist, and […]

March 13, 2016

It was a night of warm romance at BATS theatre when Whangarei’s Company of Giants, under the direction of Laurel Devenie, presented a whimsical rendition of the classic poem by Edward Lear. As we entered the theatre space and took our seats, we were serenaded by original love songs arranged by musician, Adam Ogle. The […]

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