Koale is the martyr to the cause
Koale is the martyr to the cause

Born and raised in Otara, of Samoan descent, Beulah Koale is one of the busiest young actors in the country. It's been six…

A play for a generation
A play for a generation

Matt Whelan goes against type in his new play, finds Barney McDonald.

Totem - Cirque du Soliel
Totem - Cirque du Soliel

As an instantly recognizable brand celebrating their 30th anniversary Cirque du Soliel must stretch a tightrope between…

Theatre review: Dog, The Basement
Theatre review: Dog, The Basement

Playwright Ben Hutchison establishes himself as an original and very distinctive voice with a play that has the gritty realism…

Theatre

Theatre preview: Earnest, Q Loft
Theatre preview: Earnest, Q Loft

When Robin Kelly and Cherie Moore established their theatre company Last Tapes, they sat down and talked…

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

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

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…

Cumberbatch's Hamlet tickets in hot demand

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

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…

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Entertainment

Movie review: If I Stay
Movie review: If I Stay

The latest bestselling young adult novel adapted for the big screen is Gayle Forman's supernatural story If I Stay. A…

Review: The Inbetweeners 2
Sharon Jones: She's a soul survivor
No holds barred in the cells
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