At Circa, Lucas Hnath’s chirpy and off kilter portrait of Isaac Newton, plus Lee Hall’s inspiring true story of coal miners turned amateur artists.
New plays by Alice May Connolly, Andrew Gunn and Rosie Tapsell, and Hannah Banks and Uther Dean at BATS.
Long Cloud Youth Theatre’s innovative, immersive take on interactive theatre.
Playground Collective’s new thrilling, provocative play.
A review of Stuart Hoar’s re-imagining of French artist Charles Meryon’s life, and Briar Grace-Smith’s passionate family odyssey at the New Zealand Festival.
A review of Rob Drummond’s theatrical magic show at the New Zealand Festival 2014.
Wellington Theatre Editor SAMUEL PHILLIPS selects the best plays and performers to grace the capital’s venues and festivals in 2013.
A wrap-up of the main-stage productions in Wellington so far in 2013. In this edition: Kings of the Gym, Coriolanus, Perfectly Wasted, You Can Always Hand Them Back, Talking of Kathryn Mansfield.
A quartet of seasonal stage-plays: The Island Bay Loners’ Doomsday Christmas Sing-Along, The ImpoSTAR, A Christmas Carol, Eschaton.
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.
Sex, lies, and the Fourth Estate.
Bruce Norris unpacks how race and racism inform the way we use property and the function of communities; Jamie McCaskill explores the ironies of how New Zealand perceives crime, and the flaws of our media and legal system.
Gavin McGibbon’s tragicomedy reveals counseling can be as dramatic as the events that send people there; Karen Anslow delivers a musical celebration of the great divas of the last century.
A series of 10 minute sets prove the comedy-chops of the next generation of stand-ups.
Circa’s fun and detailed exploration of life in a brothel in post-WW2 London, based on the recent Barabra Tate autobiography of the same name.
By Desiree Gezentsvey Circa Theatre | July 24-August 4 The nuclear family, supposedly the most recognisable configuration of the family unit, is best watched on stage through the filter of our own family experiences. This task becomes difficult, however, when the on-stage family of said play is nigh on impossible to follow. Desiree Gezentsvey’s Nuclear Family, directed by James Hadley, suffers from a very fundamental problem; it is hard to know what is going on.
Capital E’s quick fire history lesson of a fictional street, an epic tragic-romance story, a rebel youth’s relationship with an elderly neighbor, and a delusional woman’s decline into dementia.
The Young and Hungry Festival of New Theatre has arrived, and is home to some impressive work both on and off the stage.
Capital E’s epic adventure for young audiences.