Bud and Doug have achieved the dream of many a musical theatre fan - they have written their own show. They have poured blood, sweat, and tears into their story, and they are here in the Newtown Community Centre to pitch their work to their eager audience. And of course, a fair bit of sweat comes wi... (more...)
Dolphin Theatre's production of 'Goodnight Mr Tom' is a beautifully orchestrated piece of theatre and it is difficult to reconcile that the set, special effects and performances of almost all cast members are not that of a professional company.... (more...)
It has been often said that theatre is a great medium to observe the perplexing politics of our world but it's not that often that a play is able to be presented as clearly, succinctly and as compellingly engaging as ATC's Rendered which opened at ASB Waterfront Theatre last Thursday.... (more...)
Songs of a New World is a collection of stories of individual experiences cleverly connected, bringing our human struggles into community, confirming that you're not the only one who feels 'like that'.... (more...)
The Addams Family combines dark chuckles with laugh out loud fun. You wouldn't want to miss out on experiencing this cast of up and coming musical theatre stars. Tickets are vanishing fast, and deservedly so - grab one before they sell out.... (more...)
A tangled web of dark and complex circumstances is delivered with a mix of hysteria, confusion, accusation and cold calculation under the direction of Reg Williams at Centrestage Theatre Company's production of The Crucible which opened on Friday night.... (more...)
Auckland Theatre Company's Filthy Business is a deliciously authentic piece, fiery and funny encapsulating the many layers and struggles within the human condition. One cannot help be immersed in the great plot lines, the rich characters and the humour all delivered with perfect East End Accents.... (more...)
This one is certainly more than elementary, dear Watson.
Sir Charles Baskerville has died with a look of horror on his face and the footprints of a gigantic hound are found near his body.
To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must not only brave the desolate moors before a family curse... (more...)
Dolphin Theatre's An Inspector Calls is beautifully presented, illuminating the message of exploitation by those wrapped up within the walls of social status and money in an engaging and relevant piece.... (more...)
Auckland Theatre Company's 'The Cherry Orchard' infuses New Zealand society into Chekhov's masterpiece. This intricate labyrinthine highlights the human condition of our contemporary society through a lens of ordinary time.... (more...)
The Atom Room; a story of our primal need to survive, our innate nature to love and desire to procreate amidst a futurist dilemma of interplanetary habitation. There's a number of firsts to be experienced at Circa Theatre's The Atom Room.
First up it's a World Premiere, written by New Zealand Pla... (more...)
Abstractedly alluring yet provocatively familiar, Morningstar transports us to a dimension where a mythological story confronts us with the very core of human nature.
Award-winning playwright Albert Beltz has masterfully crafted a prose that is a lyrical symphony of superbly honey-rich language. He... (more...)
If the line up of one-acts and performers was a menu then Dolphin has served up a delectable gustation for a more than generous price.The cast line up is dazzling with well-known super talents Keith Marr, Bridie Dixon, Kristin Candice Paulse and Sam Iosefo.A set should only ever be the icing on the ... (more...)
George Bernard's Shaw's play is a sharp comedy that rides on a social commentary based on his beliefs that prostitution is not about moral failure but economic necessity.
Awarding-winning director Eleanor Bishop ( Boys 2017) is both a writer and director creating feminist theatre. Bishop has deco... (more...)
The much-loved 1964 musical is a timely reminder that we are standing on the shoulders of those who came before us. Traveling back to Anatevka feels more familiar than expected.
The music is wonderfully familiar and the all time popular 'Tradition', 'Matchmaker Matchmaker', 'If I were a Rich Man' a... (more...)
The vibe amongst the audience as we left the theatre was very definite. I had to control my urge to hug random strangers and tell them I loved them. I could just tell others wanted to do the same!
'Love me Tender, Love me do'.
This timeless message from the heart was delivered in a refreshing and ... (more...)
Be prepared to be uncomfortably dazzled and delectably delighted by North Shore Music Theatre's season of Heathers.While labeled a black comedy, Heathers is a razor-sharp satire of teenage High School dilemma delivered through a deliciously uncomfortable glorious lens.
This show may be about teen... (more...)
There's nothing in life that can stop you from reaching your dreams, only you can stop yourself. Tevita Lolohea's dream is to win gold for his country at the Olympics but when life hits him with a punch he never expected, more than just his dreams are tested. His heart, his will, and his faith are a... (more...)