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Theatre

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!”

March 10, 2008

This Is Our Youth by Kenneth Lonergan is apparently a big deal. Or was. People tell me that five-ish years ago every movie star in their early mid-twenties from Colin Hanks to Freddie Prinze Jr was brawling for a role. It’s easy to see why.

March 3, 2008

If you don’t like the Scottish, go away you selective bastard.

March 3, 2008

Te Karakia is the first time I have ever been to a show in the International Arts Festival, and I’m very pleased to say that I’m not at all let down. I was totally captivated by this riveting and dynamic production. The tale of growth, feeling and humanity was told by a man who clearly […]

March 3, 2008

I walked into one of the flagship shows of the New Zealand International Festival of the Arts expecting to be treated to a traditional modern circus act – akin to the famous Cirque de Soleil. I was looking forward to acrobats, clowns and contortionists doing their thing and having a giggle at their antics. What […]

March 3, 2008

I’ll admit to initial reservations about a play with subtitles. So much in theatre is held in a glance or slight change of expression – how much might be missed while reading the translations? As it turns out, I worried needlessly. With the subtitles projected onto three screens around and above the stage it was […]

February 25, 2008

If you’re tired of seeing plays which make you feel like you’re not quite getting something, then Babycakes is one for you. Written by the Playmarket Young Playwright of the Year for 2007, Georgina Titheridge, Babycakes is Fringe comedy as it should be. Its lively characters and entertaining script make for an amusing night of […]

February 25, 2008

Theatre Militia brings us yet another victory this Fringe Festival with Sensible Susan and the Queens Merkin — A Morality Play. Drawing upon children’s literature such as The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and theatrical forms such as English pantomime, Sensible Susan is a triumph of theatricality that combines all the necessary elements to […]