Theatre review: Hairspray
Theatre review: Hairspray

This bright, feel-good musical left us so happy that we were possibly high on hairspray fumes, writes Janet McAllister.

The Illusionists: Now that's magic
The Illusionists: Now that's magic

Barney McDonald meets a rock star of the world of illusion.

Meeting of the clans
Meeting of the clans

With its loud explosions and gory details reducing more nervous attendees to gibbering wrecks, The Generation of Z is…

Shavaughn: Out of the blue
Shavaughn: Out of the blue

Good fortune, rather than good management, has seen Shavaughn Ruakere snare top TV roles. Now, on the eve of her theatre…

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Cumberbatch's Hamlet tickets in hot demand
Cumberbatch's Hamlet tickets in hot demand

An upcoming UK stage show of Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch has become the most in-demand theatre…

Theatre preview: Hairspray, SkyCity Theatre

The ebullient Lavina Williams - one-third of the singing trio Ma-V-Elle, former Australian Idol contestant and musical theatre…

Hairspray: Strap on those heels and high hair

Many will remember Russell Dixon as TV3’s affable, clean-cut weather presenter from the mid-2000s who dabbled in theatre…

Climb ev'ry mountain

On the streets of sweltering Singapore, The Sound of Music is a hot ticket item. Ageing Chinese taxi drivers can sing…

Writer chooses drama over drink
Writer chooses drama over drink

After her parents acrimoniously divorced, scriptwriter Jess Sayer thought there were two ways of coping…

Digital Winds blow fierce but too long

With a cast of 25, a live band, dancers and video projections, The Tautai of Digital Winds presents a truly epic piece of…

Theatre review: An Unseasonable Fall of Snow, The Basement

The twist in Gary Henderson's short 1998 mystery is just the right level of difficult: it's solvable but hard enough that…

Theatre review: The good Soul of Szechuan, Q Theatre

The Good Soul of Szechuan presents a thoroughly contemporary take on the age-old question of whether there is enough goodness…

Theatre review: MAMIL, Herald Theatre

MAMIL , which stands for Middle-Aged Man In Lycra, may appeal to the older SUCC - Stand-Up Comedy Crowd.

Cirque du Soleil: Vive l'evolution
Cirque du Soleil: Vive l'evolution

Walking into the enormous yellow and blue striped support tents that surround the grand Cirque du Soleil…

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