Category: Theatre

The Brilliant Fassah

The Brilliant Fassah

by / April 3, 2006 / No Comments

Nathan is a pretty ordinary guy. He has a pretty ordinary job at the local high school teaching maths, has a pretty ordinary marriage to his pretty ordinary wife Claudia, and has pretty ordinary rational beliefs about the supernatural (i.e. that there is no supernatural). Everything is all pretty ordinary. That’s until, one day, he [...]

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Mum’s Choir

Mum’s Choir

by / April 3, 2006 / No Comments

The sad fact in this globalized, modern world is that families (especially grown-up families) spend very little quality time together and are only brought together by momentous celebrations, usually weddings and funerals. For what is a funeral if it’s not a celebration? While it fulfils a number of other roles, be they of religious significance [...]

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My Favourite Play

My Favourite Play

by / March 20, 2006 / No Comments

Branwen Millar Playwright, MA student in Scriptwriting, There is a great play called Noisy Shadows opening at BATS Theatre this week. It’s written by a Wellingtonian but it’s so great it won an award for Best New Play in California last year and was performed in Santa Barbara to sell out seasons and critical acclaim. [...]

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A Salient ‘Top 5’ of festival etiquette…

A Salient ‘Top 5’ of festival etiquette…

by / March 20, 2006 / No Comments

1) Wash. Nothing is as bad as sitting near to someone who is smelly. Don’t make noise during the performance unless it is either laughter or applause. That means no cell phones, talking or snoring. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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The Dragon’s Trilogy

The Dragon’s Trilogy

by / March 20, 2006 / No Comments

I’ve been privileged enough to see a lot of great art. I’ve seen and heard shitloads of music, film, theatre, art and literature, so it’d be easy to become desensitised. Not when you see things from Robert Lepage. His theatre company, Ex Machina, has a reputation as the foremost theatre company in the world. However, [...]

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Instructions for Modern Living

Instructions for Modern Living

by / March 20, 2006 / No Comments

To be perfectly honest, Instructions for Modern Living was almost exactly what I expected and as a result, I was not disappointed. I don’t think I can say this for other members of the audience though. Basically, Instructions for Modern Living is the product of over three years worth of jam sessions for Sarkies and [...]

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My Favourite Play

My Favourite Play

by / March 13, 2006 / No Comments

By Rodney Parnell My Flatmate Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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SuperBeast

SuperBeast

by / March 13, 2006 / No Comments

SuperBeast is the second part in the Biting Myth Trilogy. It follows up on the runaway Fringe 05 success of Eating the Wolf – a uniquely feminist retelling of the story of Little Red Riding Hood. In the first show all was going happily to plan until Grandma got a little sick of the treatment [...]

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Skazzle Dazzle

Skazzle Dazzle

by / March 13, 2006 / No Comments

I am always sceptical when I come across a solo show. It takes an extraordinary person to keep an audience entertained for any length of time, but the fact that this show was nominated for a Billy T Comedy Award enticed me to go. Jo performed a similar show in June last year during the [...]

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Bushfires

Bushfires

by / March 13, 2006 / No Comments

Bushfires is the type of show that the Fringe is all about: young performers writing and performing their own work, essentially taking their hearts out of their chests and putting them on the stage floor. Hoping like hell that a hostile audience won’t crush them. Chasland and MacGill, two recent Wellington Performing Arts Centre graduates, [...]

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