Cumberbacklash as Hamlet tickets sell out
Cumberbacklash as Hamlet tickets sell out

It appears Benedict Cumberbatch's star turn in Hamlet has not been universally popular with diehard fans of Shakespeare.

Nixon and Mao to hit city stage
Nixon and Mao to hit city stage

One of the most influential contemporary operas in the world, about two of the 20th century's biggest political figures…

Review: Racy return for classic tale
Review: Racy return for classic tale

Michael Hurst's racy adaptation is true to the spirit of the play rather than the letter, with Athenian women strutting…

Kiwi actor tackles climate change
Kiwi actor tackles climate change

In his latest role, Emmett Skilton tackles the issue of climate change.

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Michael Hurst brings Greek comedy to the stage
Michael Hurst brings Greek comedy to the stage

Director Michael Hurst is bringing Greek comedy Lysistrata to the stage. Written 2500 years ago, its…

Theatre review: Success, Basement Theatre

There are sparks of humanity to be found in Success' skilfully drawn takes on deeply flawed middle-aged former buddies.

Musical thriller intrigues

Bullet Heart Club is well-named: the outfit that produced Rochelle Bright's heartbreaker hit Daffodils now brings us Bright's…

Filmed theatre review: The Hard Problem

This premiere production of the first play in nine years by the distinguished Tom Stoppard marked the swansong of Hytner…

Shatner heading for our shores
Shatner heading for our shores

William Shatner is beaming back into Auckland, returning to where he first started his solo stage show…

Theatre preview: Success, The Basement

Playwright Stephen Sinclair and comedian Jeremy Elwood have joined forces to produce a play about the world of stand-up…

12 Questions: Benjamin Henson

Since moving from London, director Benjamin Henson has made waves with his experimental company. He talks to us about his…

Ex-Shorty star's sex strike

On stage, she's the leader of a sex strike, aimed at ending a 20-year-old war. Off stage, Amanda Billing can't fathom such…

Theatre: The man who disappeared

Because they had been to many Edinburgh Fringe Festival shows, Rochelle Bright and Kitan Petkovski made a decision: the…

What's on this weekend
What's on this weekend

No need for shivering at home in the mid-winter blast, you can find some seasonal sparkle in our top…

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