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Theatre

August 14, 2016

Most of us would shudder at the thought of partaking in improvised theatre. The pressure of creating something on the spot and in front of an audience is enough to deter anyone. Incredibly, there are a group of wonderful Wellingtonians that take our worst fears and turn them into an exciting, interactive, and hilarious theatre […]

July 31, 2016

For 22 brilliant years the Young and Hungry Festival has been inspiring young people to engage in everything from acting, stage-management, playwriting, and more. This year the festival produced three plays, shown in succession (from 6.30–10.30pm) for a two-week season at BATS Theatre.     Bloody Hell Jesus (Get Your Own Friends) Writer: Lucy Craig […]

July 24, 2016

There a lot of women doing great things in Wellington theatre, but what about within the Victoria theatre program? Adeline and Ophelia sat down with three women, each at a different stage in their undergraduate theatre major, to see what kinds of opportunities there are for women studying at Victoria. Thanks to Nellie Panina (first […]

July 17, 2016

What even is queer theatre? I was in a play once that on the outset claimed that title, Queer Theatre. We lived and breathed in every vignette and story line the stories of ‘our’ people. Pronouns were varied and often paired same-same, as opposed to different, if they paired at all.  We even had a […]

May 29, 2016

Taking on the challenge of staging one of Shakespeare’s most notorious pieces, Circa Theatre bring a rendition of King Lear by acclaimed director Michael Hurst to the stage this month. King Lear follows the story of Lear (Ray Henwood), the King of Britain who decides in his old age to divide his kingdom evenly among […]

May 29, 2016

While Much Ado About Nothing is celebrated as an ageless romantic comedy, THEA302 and THEA308 left us surprisingly overwhelmed with their inquisitive, eclectic shake-up of this Shakespeare classic. Directed by talented practitioner Stella Reid, this unique metatheatrical production is told through the eyes of students. During the show, the ensemble would shift into a “student […]

May 22, 2016

It’s a blustery Tuesday night on Courtenay Place as my boyfriend and I walk hand in hand towards BATS Theatre. Actually it’s more like I’m dragging him along with me. He’s reluctantly agreed to watch a stand-up comedy show with me, and I am hoping to convert him into a theatre fanatic. As we enter […]

May 15, 2016

A major New Zealand playwright, Gary Henderson’s plays include An Unseasonable Fall Of Snow, Peninsula, Home Land, Mo & Jess Kill Susie, Stealing Games, and the internationally successful Skin Tight. Gary received the Playmarket Award in 2013. It’s a Friday afternoon. We sit down with Gary vis-à-vis skype, and in twenty-five minutes he shares with us […]

May 8, 2016

A Trial, devised by Jo Randerson, Maria Williams, Joel Baxendale, Karin McCracken, and Anya Tate-Manning, transformed the dome stage at BATS into a courtroom. With Justice Jody Ranzerson bringing the New Zealand High Court to this beloved theatre space, for five nights, the public was given an opportunity to see a defamation case that TVNZ […]

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