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Theatre

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 […]

February 25, 2008

An Interview with director David O’Donnell If you study theatre at Vic you probably already know, without me having to tell you, that David O’Donnell is the man, but if you’ve just started studying I will tell you this plainly and I will tell you this simply — David O’Donnell is the man. And if […]

February 18, 2008

Kia ora. Welcome to the Salient Theatre Pages for 2008! This part of the magazine is devoted solely to informing you about all of the funky theatre that’s going on in Wellington this year. 2008’s already off to a rollicking start, with the Fringe Festival in full swing and the International Arts Festival just around […]

October 15, 2007

Summer is a boom and bust time for Wellington theatre. Things tend to wind down a bit, there’s the annual Circa panto, things look bleak, and then before you know it, it’s the Fringe Festival and the year is off to a roaring start. Here’s my totally biased picks for what to look out for […]

October 15, 2007

Best student theatre Angels in America (Toi Whakaari / Downstage) Twelfth Night (Studio 77) Little Box of Oblivion (Studio 77)

October 15, 2007

It’s been a funny old year of theatre. Nearing the end of six months in London, I started writing my theatre copy from an internet café in Prague, hurriedly looking up the Fringe website to see what to recommend. I caught the tail end of the Fringe Festival, loving the return season of Dean Hewison’s […]