Opera's 'distressing' rape scene sparks boos, walkouts
Opera's 'distressing' rape scene sparks boos, walkouts

Britain's Royal Opera says it's sorry for causing distress but the show will go on after a rape scene in Guillaume Tell…

Sparkling Matariki retains its magic
Sparkling Matariki retains its magic

A Matariki offering from Taki Rua demonstrates the depth of Maori theatre as a 20-year-old play resurfaces with its sparkle…

News of the world of Murdoch
News of the world of Murdoch

Talented cast brilliantly directed but comedy crammed with information rather than telling story of his life.

What's on this weekend
What's on this weekend

1. Elephant in the room You can keep your kittens and your puppies, because too-cute baby elephant has Anjalee finally…

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The Mourning After: Using humour to rebuild lives
The Mourning After: Using humour to rebuild lives

What happens after a natural disaster has left a city or country devastated? Not in the first days or…

Review: Sleeping Beauty on Ice

The athletic villains steal this Imperial Ice Stars storybook show from the start. You can detect the baddies by their black…

Cutting of nude scene riles playwright

The removal of a nude scene from a play performed at Silo Theatre has left the playwright peeved - but the Auckland theatre's…

Theatre review: Addictions stripped bare

Despite the provocative title the show does not feature any pornographic material but offers a raw and often poignant vision…

Grown-up fairy tale
Grown-up fairy tale

An ice-skating extravaganza returns - and it has more drama and bigger stunts, choreographer Tony Mercer…

The life and times of Rupert Murdoch

How a play is proceeding can frequently be gleaned by going to one of Auckland Theatre Company's Backstage Story evenings…

What's on this weekend

Don't know what to do with yourself this weekend? We've handpicked the top five things to do around Auckland.

Theatre's rising star

She’s been a body double in the blockbuster Avatar, made a winning film about roadkill and is one of our brightest rising…

Nga Pou Wahine: Tale with rich, poetic history

They may have been friends for nearly a decade but Miriama McDowell was adamant Kura Forrester had to audition for the 20th…

Fun Home makes history
Fun Home makes history

Fun Home is the first musical to have a lesbian as its main character and its songwriters, Jeanine Tesori…

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