Hanging scene goes tragically wrong
Hanging scene goes tragically wrong

An Italian actor died after a scene in an experimental play by hanging himself.

Satirising the polo tariat
Satirising the polo tariat

Playwright Dean Parker likes to say there are 10 characters in his latest work - nine actors and the city of Auckland; not…

Behind the scenes: Phantom of the Opera
video Behind the scenes: Phantom of the Opera

Chris Crowe takes Dionne Christian behind the scenes of theatre production.

The man behind the mask
The man behind the mask

Chris Crowe takes Dionne Christian behind the scenes of theatre production.

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US playwright Lauren Gunderson enjoying a wave of interest
US playwright Lauren Gunderson enjoying a wave of interest

Lauren Gunderson is such a rare theatrical talent, you might be tempted to approach her very quietly…

Theatre review: No More Dancing in the Good Room, Q Theatre

Chris Parker achieves a fine balance between poignancy and humour in his autobiographical tale about a boy's passion for…

Theatre review: Hart, Basement Studio

Australia's appalling human rights record is in the limelight at the moment, thanks in part to the referring of Australia…

Calling all Billy Elliots

Auckland theatre seeks singing, dancing boy lead for debut musical Billy Elliot.

Survivors' tales heal stolen hearts
Survivors' tales heal stolen hearts

For performer Ian Michael, the story of Australia's Stolen Generations - Aboriginal children forcibly…

Modern dance goes down to earth

Festival-goers will be treated to the work of a pioneer of modern movement, writes Bernadette Rae.

First look at Auckland's Pop-up Globe

Kiwis are culture vultures and we love the Bard, so the world's first full-scale working replica of the second Globe Theatre…

Chris Parker's autobiographical comic dance show

Comic mix of stage and home movies sad at heart, writes Dionne Christian.

Knowing your ACBs

For many authors, the prospect of having their books adapted for the stage or screen can be daunting.

Youngest actors at Pop-Up Globe get stuck into Shakespeare
Youngest actors at Pop-Up Globe get stuck into Shakespeare

They're wearing dresses made out of old curtains and duvets and their backs are taped to help them adopt…

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