12 Questions: Michael Hurst
12 Questions: Michael Hurst

Michael Hurst, ONZM — actor, director, stage and screen veteran — is starring in Trees Beneath the Lake at Auckland’s Maidment…

Dancing like there is no tomorrow
Dancing like there is no tomorrow

The Short+Sweet Festival Auckland is showcasing a diverse range of dance acts at Tapac (The Auckland Performing Arts…

A sting in the union tale
A sting in the union tale

In 1984, when the fourth Labour government was newly elected, Phil Ormsby became a union delegate and his fellow telecommunications…

Mentors give marginalised teenagers power to tell their stories
Mentors give marginalised teenagers power to tell their stories

A team of Kiwi musicians, actors and artists are joining forces with marginalised Auckland teenagers to bring their street…

Theatre

Classical review: 'Jewels' on show fail to dazzle for quartet
Classical review: 'Jewels' on show fail to dazzle for quartet

Four months ago, the New Zealand String Quartet enthralled a town hall audience playing Mozart and Brahms…

Theatre review: Rural take on dodgy deals

The fraudulent world of high finance has furnished plenty of high-stakes drama in recent years.

Kids line up for Mozart with drugs

School pupils are being sold cheap tickets to an opera featuring pole-dancing, simulated murder, drug-taking and rape. Hundreds…

Theatre preview: What Have You Done To Me?

Acting duo open performance to people from other industries to try to find a new perspective on their work.

Girls star becomes Peter Pan
Girls star becomes Peter Pan

Allison Williams looks ready to fly in her newly-released first photo as Peter Pan.

Sexy circus heads to NZ

A new circus with characters including the 'Half Naked Asian Dude Wearing Pigtails from Japan' will begin touring New Zealand…

Classical review: The Medium, Opera Factory

The music theatre of Gian Carlo Menotti fits in well with the strengths of Auckland's Opera Factory, as its new production…

Theatre review: Belleville, Herald Theatre

A knock at the door sounds like hammering with an anvil in this Silo Theatre production, but clever, compelling Belleville…

Preview: The Sound of Music

Living travelled to Singapore to see The Sound of Music ahead of the show opening in Wellington and Auckland.

Janet McAllister: Let down by 'lazy stereotypes'
Janet McAllister: Let down by 'lazy stereotypes'

When she went to Cirque du Soleil's Totem last week, artist and curator Melissa Laing was impressed…

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