Shared thread in two distinct tales
Shared thread in two distinct tales

Hikoi and The Mooncake and the Kumara , two home-grown plays in the Auckland Arts Festival, are set in different eras…

This Chinese fable has a warm heart
This Chinese fable has a warm heart

Attending one or both of these two new plays by the prolific Renee Liang would be a great way to start a Lantern Festival…

US movie theaters enjoy record profit year
US movie theaters enjoy record profit year

When actor Jack Black barged into the Oscars' musical opening on Sunday night with a Hollywood reality check - saying that…

Twelve Questions: Pip Hall
Twelve Questions: Pip Hall

Pip Hall, the daughter of playwright Roger Hall, is a playwright herself, as well as a scriptwriter, actor and producer…

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Friends make sure the show goes on
Friends make sure the show goes on

When actor-singer Robbie Tripe lost his long-running battle with depression last November, grieving…

The Ladykillers, Maidment Theatre

Auckland Theatre Company's season-opening comedy this year is a black slapstick that crowds in some favourite old gags -…

Thriller show cross between Jackson tribute and karaoke night

A day after seeing Thriller Live at Auckland's Civic Theatre, I'm still trying to work out what exactly it is.

Review: A Midsummer Night's Dream

The brilliantly inventive stagecraft energises a uniformly excellent cast who bring a clear sense of purpose to the smallest…

Doctor Who in concert
Doctor Who in concert

A Sunday afternoon audience at Vector Arena were transported through time and space to the end of the…

The open face of Doctor Who

Robert Smith talks to the 5th Doctor, still happily wandering the Whoniverse.

Fringe Festival review: I wanna be na nah na nah nah

Stories about shocking pink taffeta ballgowns, drinking Baileys at the Open Late Café and seeing Dave Dobbyn at the Gluepot;…

macbEth: There will be blood

There was some grumbling when the Auckland Arts Festival put opera to the side in 2013. Two years before, it hosted a zesty…

Happy in 'Dream' job at 94

There was only one thing that mildly irked Joyce Irving when she got her performance schedule for A Midsummer Night's Dream:…

Theatre review: Shakespeare's Rebels
Theatre review: Shakespeare's Rebels

As a setting for Shakespeare it would be hard to beat the café balcony of the historic Pah Homestead…

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