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...)
The rock aspect came across loud and strong throughout the show. Ron Grut as Jesus has an incredible voice that more than delivers the emotion demanded by this role. While the music (circa 1970 AD) and the message (circa 30 AD) are timeless this show is set in a mix of the two. with a bit of 70's Go... (more...)
Expect your emotions to be immersed in the story as Goretti Chadwick in the role of Mama, conquers, engages and takes you on an emotional journey of her struggles and feelings. One cannot help but love Mama; her humour, pathos and raw emotion as she finds solace in the revelation of her life, first ... (more...)
Myth and dystopia collide in Pan is Dead, a new dark fantasy musical from Theatre of Love.In a society where gender is obsolete and equality achieved, will the desire to dominate bind people in different ways? Are we capable of obtaining utopia?
And who is Pan? A good shepherd or a lascivious pre... (more...)
Pardon me Alan Turing is an important piece of theatre and has the legs to go a lot further than its Auckland or Wellington season. The story needs to be told on a international stage.This play manages to find the right balance. The humour seduces you, then the themes confront you.... (more...)
Bringing a book about volcanoes, tunnels, mud aliens and magical stones to the stage makes for some unique challenges and there had been a lot of talk of how it could be staged. Director Sara Brodie, who gained notoriety with her direction of the highly successful The Curious Incident of the Dog in ... (more...)
Creating an atmosphere of eerie drama in Victorian London has been successfully achieved by North Shore Music Theatre's Production of Jekyll and Hyde on at the Pumphouse Theatre, Takapuna.... (more...)
'Get thee to a nunnery' now has a whole new meaning after seeing Sister Act at the ASB Waterfront Theatre on Saturday night. The audience loved it, their energetic clapping and 'wa-hoos' said it all, with most jumping to their feet during the final number.... (more...)
'That Bloody Woman' brings a new, fresh vitality to the world stage' It touches the spirit of humanity and packages it in a powerful mix of sexy-punk juxtaposed with the historically authentic, smokey haze, flashy lighting and emotionally charged totally awesome music that will literally rock you.... (more...)
Hall's characters exemplify that age does not wither, eccentricities are accented, reputations less important and the quest for satisfaction and meaning from life heightens as the reality of mortality looms closer. Join the swindling Garry and Trish, the disillusioned Helena and her ageing husband A... (more...)