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Theatre

April 7, 2008

That Andy Warhol coloured print of Marilyn Monroe, lips open in half-pout half-smile, eyes almost asleep, is probably more recognisable to us than the flags of most African countries. The truth is Monroe was a brand. She was a character constructed by one Norma Jean Monroe, who took great care in creating, maintaining and selling […]

April 7, 2008

Retirement homes are the places old people get sent to die. We all know that, sure, but we expect that death to be of natural causes, not because they’ve been bumped off by person or persons unknown.

March 24, 2008

Shoes is the story of Felicity who has 112 pairs of shoes (well, 113 if you include her morning slippers) and her husband Leon, who secretly likes to wear these shoes.

March 24, 2008

After some scathing txt-based criticism from my sister (‘…they jst seemd lyk a bunch 0v guys hu gt 2 getha 2 swear al0t nd du a bit 0v a dance’ [sic]), I went into Bouncers prepared for the worst. Maybe I’d just gotten laid, maybe I’d just gotten stoned or maybe I was just in […]

March 17, 2008

At 16 I saw Roger Hall’s A Way of Life. It was good – about New Zealand but never parochial, expansive in its material, full of tense moments and great dialogue. Robyn Malcolm was in it. That play sold me on the brilliance of Robyn Malcolm long before Outragous Fortune made it okay to adore […]

March 17, 2008

While suitably funny, meaningful and captivating, Indian Ink’s latest show The Dentist’s Chair fails to achieve the same level of innovation their previous plays have exhibited. Regardless, the product itself is still perfectly satisfying. Rich in plot, props and other such theatricalities, The Dentist’s Chair is a wholesome and affluent play by some of New […]

March 17, 2008

A collaboration of Philip Glass with Leonard Cohen seems logical in hindsight, but the success of a joint effort by two men with such distinct — and distinctive — artistic personalities cannot have been a foregone conclusion.

March 17, 2008

An Interview with Three Spoon Theatre Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth – but who are the meek? A lisping librarian who might have met Phil Collins? An internationally renowned religious celebrity? Or a 12-year-old gamer with a choreographic penchant for fantasy violence?

March 10, 2008

“Why do we laugh at someone falling over, for God’s sake?” asks an irate Jamie Burgess. “It’s a tragic thing. Imagine if you were the person falling over!”