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Theatre review: Two Basement shows offer the edgy and the cosy
Two plays at the Basement show the variety of work on offer at dynamic Auckland theatre.
The woman who read Auckland hears a torrid library history
Janet McAllister visits Blockhouse Bay and Avondale and finds a torrid library history.
The woman who read Auckland visits Manurewa Library
Janet McAllister, who's reading Auckland, steps inside warm and welcoming Manurewa library
The woman who read Auckland finds a youthful library
Janet McAllister visits Tupu Youth and Manukau libraries on her library quest in Auckland
The woman who read Auckland visits two libraries by the sea
Devonport Library should be a major tourist attraction, writes Janet McAllister.
Theatre review: Weaves - yarns with New Zealanders
Frustrated by small talk? Then Weaves is theatre for you, writes Janet McAllister.
Theatre review: Summer Shakespeare, As You Like It
Summer Shakespeare As You Like It is a good time, but a long one.
The Beautiful Ones offers addition to modern Maori art
This successful, uber-stylish nightclub musical from Wellington's Tawata Productions feels like a dreamy album-length live music video.
The woman who read Auckland: Janet McAllister visits New Lynn Library
The woman who read Auckland checks out New Lynn War Memorial Library.
The woman who read Auckland: Janet McAllister continues her library tour
Janet McAllister continues her tour of Auckland libraries, visiting the Albany and Glenfield branches.
Theatre reviews: Shot, Bro and Brown: It's complicated
Real-life experiences depicted with humour, intensity and relevance.
The woman who read Auckland: Janet McAllister visits the Highland Park and Howick libraries
Janet McAllister continues her mission to visit each and every one of Auckland's 55 libraries.
Shakespeare homage clever, ridiculous and enjoyable
This surprising show - by new writer/director Ash Jones - is bonkers in the most wonderful way.
Quartet's vocal talents a fine start for new venture
This beautifully sung song cycle follows the same unusual format as Brel: two guys and two gals singing songs without an overarching
Review: Betrayal dramedy warm as a fleeting embrace
This Tadpole production is an endearing tale of marital betrayal, more entertaining than one might expect for a romantic dramedy more than 40 years old.
Theatre review: Miss Jean Batten, Basement Theatre
This Flaxworks production mentions the boyfriends but ignores the image, and instead presents a girlish Jean, enthusiastic and sweet.
Arts Festival review: Meow Meow's Little Mermaid, Speigeltent
Funny, sexy and feminist all at the same time, Australian cabaret star Meow Meow (Melissa Madden Gray) delivers wonderful frivolity.
Auckland Arts Festival: Clever, funny one-woman show tackles racism
The focus is on people's casual attitudes and everyday interactions, and Burch re-enacts several of her own experiences with angry humour and audience help.
Auckland Arts Festival: Beautiful, evocative and atmospheric but ...
The five featured women dance, create pretty moving tableaux and briefly sing songs. From the Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Fiji, Samoa, and Aotearoa, they're great, well-rehearsed performers.