Category: Theatre

Review – These Are The Skeletons Of Us

Review – These Are The Skeletons Of Us

by / April 15, 2012 / No Comments

Written and directed by Chris Neels Cast: Andrew Ford, Colin Garlick, Chelsea McEwan-Millar, & Nic Sampson Music performed by: Natalie Parker, Ruby Reihana-Wilson, & Sean Webb BATS Theatre Two sex scenes, a butt-load of glitter, one little play. Skeletons is about a broken couple clinging onto the pieces of their relationship as they try to [...]

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Review – Society Slump Superstars

Review – Society Slump Superstars

by / April 13, 2012 / No Comments

Fresh DaDa Written, Produced, and Directed by Joshua Hopton Stewart Piano Accompaniment by Hayden Taylor BATS, April 12, 8pm  Musical theatre, as any first-year Cultural Studies student can tell you, is an inherently utopian genre. The British cultural critic Richard Dyer writes that the world of musicals presents us with an image both of ‘escape’ [...]

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Theatre Profile: Brynley Stent

Theatre Profile: Brynley Stent

by / April 2, 2012 / No Comments

NAME: Brynley Stent AGE: 22 years old QUALIFICATION, YEAR: Bachelor of Performing Arts (Acting) at Toi Whakaari, 2nd year How long have you been acting? My debut performance was as ‘Reindeer #4’ in our preschool nativity play at age 3. What got you into acting in the first place? Originally my parents forced it on me: [...]

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Review – Loser

Review – Loser

by / March 28, 2012 / No Comments

By Thomas Sainsbury Directed by Richard Finn Performed by Whitireia Stage and Screen Arts third year students BATS Theatre, 21 March It is rather tragic when comedy fails. Thomas Sainsbury’s award-winning black comedy, Loser, was turned into a spectacularly bad scream-fest when performed by Whitireia’s third year Stage and Screen Arts students at BATS last [...]

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Review – Dunsinane

Review – Dunsinane

by / March 28, 2012 / No Comments

By David Greig Directed by Rachel Henry Cast: Philip Anstis, Taylor Barrett, Felix Becroft, Susan Berry, Jack Buchanan, Reuben Butler, Keagan Fransch, Greta Gregory, Taylor Hall, Frith Horan, Pereri King, Tom Knowles, Aaron McGregor, Timote Mapuhola, Greer Phillips, Vaimoana Sinafoa, Brynley Stent, Lucy Suttor, & Zoe Towers Te Whaea: National Dance and Drama Centre, 23 [...]

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Interview with Shannon Tubman

Interview with Shannon Tubman

by / March 26, 2012 / No Comments

Gryphon theatre is beginning its 2012 season with Vivienne Plumb’s The Wife Who Spoke Japanese in her Sleep, adapted by the author from her short story. At the helm is first-time director (and some-time producer) Shannon Tubman, whose intention is simple: “For me, the main goal is to see if I could entertain people, and [...]

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Review – The Wife Who Spoke Japanese in Her Sleep

Review – The Wife Who Spoke Japanese in Her Sleep

by / March 24, 2012 / No Comments

What The Wife has in abundance, as well as the sense of community, is fun.

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Review – The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later

Review – The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later

by / March 24, 2012 / No Comments

Prior to October 1998, the university town of Laramie in south-west Wyoming was famous chiefly for two things.

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Review – Political Mother

Review – Political Mother

by / March 19, 2012 / No Comments

The dancing is, of course, utterly, bewilderingly good.

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Review – Raoul

Review – Raoul

by / March 16, 2012 / No Comments

Designed, Directed, and Performed by James Thiérrée St James Theatre, 14 March, 8pm Ryan Brown-Haysom Raoul is a terrible voyage into solitude: a captivating, heart-breaking one-man expedition into the polar regions of the mind. From its haunting stage set, draped in Arctic white, to the eerie doppelgänger-figure who emerges from the dark at the opening [...]

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