Movie review: Skylight
Movie review: Skylight

Time has taken tragically little toll on David Hare's 1995 play. The pungent one-liners amuse, but the real sting is that…

Theatre review: Famour Flora, The White House
Theatre review: Famour Flora, The White House

An historical excursion into the salacious underbelly of Auckland's nightlife finds a suitably lascivious venue in the central…

Theatre review: One Day Moko, Q Theatre
Theatre review: One Day Moko, Q Theatre

This enjoyable, artful jumble, One Day Moko, starts with a fun stand-up comedy set from a lively homeless guy, Moko, who…

Flora's charm more than a myth
Flora's charm more than a myth

If, in the eyes of conservative society, Flora Mackenzie of Famous Flora's brothel in Auckland could be said to be a latter-day…

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Hewitson: Elisabeth Easther
Hewitson: Elisabeth Easther

Elisabeth Easther, the sometime actress, playwright and part-time journalist, lives in a pretty little…

Humour in search for love

Having decked out The Basement as a real bar with table seating, a mirror ball and a tinsel-draped karaoke stage, Silo's…

NZ Arts Award gives Cliff Curtis a shot of 'creative energy'

New Zealand actor Cliff Curtis says receiving an art award has given him a shot of "creative energy". The Westpac New Zealand…

Musical review: Jesus Christ Superstar, Q Theatre

In reimagining Jesus and the Apostles as a rock band, director Oliver Driver delivers a hot mess; it's sometimes excellent…

Actors line up for blind dates
Actors line up for blind dates

It had all the hallmarks of a blind date: a meeting in a Melbourne cafe between two strangers who wanted…

Fools, monsters and cereal boxes

Ten years ago, three artists who met through the Bournemouth music scene piled into a small car and embarked on a micro-tour…

HeLa's gift to science dramatised

A one-woman show toured under the auspices of the British Council testifies to live theatre's unrivalled ability to enliven…

12 Questions: Victor Rodger

Acclaimed writer Victor Rodger is the illegitimate son of a teenage mum and his play Sons, which he wrote 20 years ago…

Sins of the parents dominate family drama with laughs thrown in

This cross-cultural family soap opera is a revival of celebrated playwright Victor Rodger's 1995 play about respect and…

Life after death
Life after death

Henrietta Lacks isn't exactly a household name but, as her granddaughter said, she may just be the most…

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