Michael Hurst brings Greek comedy to the stage
Michael Hurst brings Greek comedy to the stage

Director Michael Hurst is bringing Greek comedy Lysistrata to the stage. Written 2500 years ago, its message is just as…

Theatre review: Success, Basement Theatre
Theatre review: Success, Basement Theatre

There are sparks of humanity to be found in Success' skilfully drawn takes on deeply flawed middle-aged former buddies.

Musical thriller intrigues
Musical thriller intrigues

Bullet Heart Club is well-named: the outfit that produced Rochelle Bright's heartbreaker hit Daffodils now brings us Bright's…

Filmed theatre review: The Hard Problem
Filmed theatre review: The Hard Problem

This premiere production of the first play in nine years by the distinguished Tom Stoppard marked the swansong of Hytner…

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Shatner heading for our shores
Shatner heading for our shores

William Shatner is beaming back into Auckland, returning to where he first started his solo stage show…

Theatre preview: Success, The Basement

Playwright Stephen Sinclair and comedian Jeremy Elwood have joined forces to produce a play about the world of stand-up…

12 Questions: Benjamin Henson

Since moving from London, director Benjamin Henson has made waves with his experimental company. He talks to us about his…

Ex-Shorty star's sex strike

On stage, she's the leader of a sex strike, aimed at ending a 20-year-old war. Off stage, Amanda Billing can't fathom such…

Theatre: The man who disappeared
Theatre: The man who disappeared

Because they had been to many Edinburgh Fringe Festival shows, Rochelle Bright and Kitan Petkovski made…

What's on this weekend

No need for shivering at home in the mid-winter blast, you can find some seasonal sparkle in our top five list this weekend…

Broadway fan tries to recharge phone in fake stage plug

There's loud talking, snoring and, of course, phones ringing. But theatre etiquette might have taken a turn for the bizarre…

What's on this weekend

Rain is predicted, so we can legitimately head indoors for some winter treats.

American Ballet Theatre names first black female principal

Misty Copeland, the Missouri-born dancer who has become a forceful voice for diversity in ballet and a rare celebrity in…

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…

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