12 Questions: Victor Rodger
12 Questions: Victor Rodger

Acclaimed writer Victor Rodger is the illegitimate son of a teenage mum and his play Sons, which he wrote 20 years ago…

Sins of the parents dominate family drama with laughs thrown in
Sins of the parents dominate family drama with laughs thrown in

This cross-cultural family soap opera is a revival of celebrated playwright Victor Rodger's 1995 play about respect and…

Life after death
Life after death

Henrietta Lacks isn't exactly a household name but, as her granddaughter said, she may just be the most important woman…

Dance review: The Status of Being
Dance review: The Status of Being

There is no complacent sitting back comfortably to watch Alexa Wilson's explosive and challenging choreography The Status…

Theatre

Movie review: Two Gentlemen of Verona
Movie review: Two Gentlemen of Verona

The Royal Shakespeare Company's project to stage all the plays over six years (the centrepiece of which…

Opera review: Lucia di Lammermoor, Mercury Theatre

It was difficult not to be swept away by Lucia di Lammermoor, a joint production by the Auckland Chamber Orchestra and Auckland…

Dance review: Tempo Dance Festival 2014 presents FRESH

In the FRESH showcase at Tempo Dance Festival 2014, the communication of ideas through the dancing body is still the primary…

Bitter experience arms duo

Having been in Los Angeles auditioning for television pilots and films, The Almighty Johnsons star Emmett Skilton does…

Hewitson: Lesley Garrett
Hewitson: Lesley Garrett

Lesley Garrett, the English soprano, is in town for The Sound of Music in which she is playing the Mother…

Musical review: The Sound of Music, The Civic

Right now The Sound of Music seems even more in tune with the times than when it premiered in 1959 and anticipated all the…

The golden age of Shirley MacLaine

Shirley MacLaine has been a star for nearly 60 years. She's been an author for nearly 45.

Janet McAllister: Theatre company invites everyman reviewers

I got made redundant last week. So did all the theatre reviewers in the city. When we made our usual arrogant demands for…

On each other's team

Auckland playwright Gareth Davies, a self-confessed Everest "nut", knows so many stories about the historic efforts to climb…

In praise of adventure
In praise of adventure

What kid doesn't like exploring, but how do you make that a lifelong passion? Inspired by the National…

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