Our Auckland and Wellington-based theatre editors on the stage shows that deserved your attention.
A quartet of seasonal stage-plays: The Island Bay Loners’ Doomsday Christmas Sing-Along, The ImpoSTAR, A Christmas Carol, Eschaton.
Twelve months in the dark, as recalled by our editors and contributors.
Catching up with guitarist Christian Livingstone a decade after the British press proclaimed The Datsuns rock‘n’roll’s saviours.
The year’s unexpected journeys in film—lest this be remembered as the summer Hollywood came to town and sucked us in once more.
Morrissey returns to Wellington still at the top of his vocal game, still preaching his message, still funny and ironic; still encouraging us in our quiet rebellion.
Bare Hunt Collective’s play comprised entirely of interviews with Cantabrians, people from the media, and other New Zealanders affected by the Christchurch Earthquake.
Students of the New Zealand School of Dance tackle works of international modern choreography in this year’s Graduation season.
Vanessa Rhodes’s a mature, affecting story of a Russian woman who finds love across the world with a Waikato dairy farmer.
Otago Peninsula, Germany, spiritual cries of pain, and the magic of live music according to The Chills’ Martin Phillipps.
Black Seeds guitarist and producer Mike Fabulous spills on silverbeet, social media, and supergroups.
Talking Obama’s victory, Chicago, and music documentaries with the director/producer of Citizen King, Jonestown, and Boogie Man.
The Real Theatre Company stage Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rarely performed musical.
Dean Parker’s bold work is the story of a love triangle, the evolution of the international relations between New Zealand and China, and a social history of New Zealand.
Scale is taken to the extreme in this theatrical adventure into the enchanting truth hidden within every particle of existence.
Music critic Simon Sweetman relays the stories behind thirty New Zealand pop classics with his new book, On Song.
Mike Bartlett’s incisive play serves as graduation fodder for inaugural The Actors’ Program.
Silo Theatre’s celebration of the words and music of Jacques Brel.
Leading man and co-writer Richard Falkner chats about fronting the inaugural Make My Movie competition winner.
A sit-down, via Skype, with “Joey Pants” to discuss Tony Soprano, Tommy Lee Jones, mental health advocacy, and screen violence.