This Chinese fable has a warm heart
This Chinese fable has a warm heart

Attending one or both of these two new plays by the prolific Renee Liang would be a great way to start a Lantern Festival…

US movie theaters enjoy record profit year
US movie theaters enjoy record profit year

When actor Jack Black barged into the Oscars' musical opening on Sunday night with a Hollywood reality check - saying that…

Twelve Questions: Pip Hall
Twelve Questions: Pip Hall

Pip Hall, the daughter of playwright Roger Hall, is a playwright herself, as well as a scriptwriter, actor and producer…

Friends make sure the show goes on
Friends make sure the show goes on

When actor-singer Robbie Tripe lost his long-running battle with depression last November, grieving family and friends wanted…

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The Ladykillers, Maidment Theatre
The Ladykillers, Maidment Theatre

Auckland Theatre Company's season-opening comedy this year is a black slapstick that crowds in some…

Thriller show cross between Jackson tribute and karaoke night

A day after seeing Thriller Live at Auckland's Civic Theatre, I'm still trying to work out what exactly it is.

Review: A Midsummer Night's Dream

The brilliantly inventive stagecraft energises a uniformly excellent cast who bring a clear sense of purpose to the smallest…

Doctor Who in concert

A Sunday afternoon audience at Vector Arena were transported through time and space to the end of the universe - and beyond…

The open face of Doctor Who
The open face of Doctor Who

Robert Smith talks to the 5th Doctor, still happily wandering the Whoniverse.

Fringe Festival review: I wanna be na nah na nah nah

Stories about shocking pink taffeta ballgowns, drinking Baileys at the Open Late Café and seeing Dave Dobbyn at the Gluepot;…

macbEth: There will be blood

There was some grumbling when the Auckland Arts Festival put opera to the side in 2013. Two years before, it hosted a zesty…

Happy in 'Dream' job at 94

There was only one thing that mildly irked Joyce Irving when she got her performance schedule for A Midsummer Night's Dream:…

Theatre review: Shakespeare's Rebels

As a setting for Shakespeare it would be hard to beat the café balcony of the historic Pah Homestead.

Theatre review: Girl on a Corner, The Basement
Theatre review: Girl on a Corner, The Basement

Local playwright Victor Rodger has followed up last year's revival (Sons) and premiere (At the Wake)…

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