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Theatre

May 5, 2008

Improv Angels At Bats April 24-26 “They’ll never know we’re not children!” – An Improv Angel breaking into a treehouse (by way of a sand pit) to save the world from snow and generosity. There were several points while watching The Improv Angels when I laughed so hard I couldn’t see. And I wasn’t alone. […]

May 5, 2008

It’s nights like April 29 which really remind you why it’s sweet as being a theatre critic. Cigarettes, gossip, theatre, drinks; then more drinks, more theatre and finally, jazz.

May 5, 2008

Rubber Turkey Written and Directed by Eli Kent At Bats April 22-26 A horse walks into a bar. “So,” says the barman. “Why the long face?” I won’t deny that this joke has occasioned within me many a chuckle, but never did I expect to see it materialized in front of me. I mean, seriously, […]

April 28, 2008

At times, with theatre, you can tell that a certain duo is going to produce a great play. With just a brief glance over a poster or flyer, you can see that the names on it are a stamp of quality. With The Man That Lovelock Couldn’t Beat, the names Dean Parker and Conrad Newport […]

April 28, 2008

“We are a collection of atoms. That is all. That’s all.” On leaving Bats after seeing The Singularity, the impression I had was of a play, and a group of actors, who took themselves very seriously. It was a sober piece; characters spoke gravely about the speed of light, black holes and God. The Deep […]

April 28, 2008

Who says lightening never strikes in the same place twice? After their runaway success with March of the Meeklings, which is being restaged at Downstage this May, Three Spoon Theatre are pulling a Hyacinth and keeping up appearances in the Wellington theatre circuit.* With a signature blend of kook and charm, Three Spoon have produced […]

April 28, 2008

The Comedy Fest is going to be pretty friggin’ sweet, if the opening night was anything to go by.

April 7, 2008

Any discussion that begins with the complications of constructing a head tap is bound to be fruitful. Thus I introduce to you Eli Kent: poet, playwright and absurd prop enthusiast. His latest foray into the world of comic theatre is an exploration of the relationship between comedy and tragedy,

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 […]