We've all spent time wondering about the little 'what ifs' - how would our lives be changed, if we had made our decisions a little differently? The musical If/Then, by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt, explores one woman's fascination with the road not taken. Boasting a small but mighty cast, the Wellingto... (more...)
Director Syd Mannion and his team have encapsulated the essence of what this story is about and this is the crucial success of this production.
The characters are sensationally played; they are charismatic, exquisitely presented in delicious period costume and the story is supported with a craftil... (more...)
Shortland St the Musical. Was that a sharp intake of breath? What madness is this? At least, that was my reaction when I first heard that this show was being developed into a full-length musical comedy. I have seen little bits and pieces of the long-running soap, but I never really recognised what m... (more...)
I was intrigued to see how the producers would breathe life into this and they have crafted a show that takes you on a bittersweet journey that is incredibly moving. And yes....you will cry. I am slightly annoyed at them for making me cry in public, I like to keep up my tough guy reputation...but I... (more...)
Howick Little Theatre's production of I'll Leave It to You successfully transports the audience back to another time with a sublime attention to detail of every aspect of the production. The full house on Opening Night was treated to a hilarious farce encased in a visually authentic wrapping of supe... (more...)
The much-loved characters of yesteryear are brought to life in this resplendent production that more than pays homage to the 1939 movie version of this show.
Director Michael Sanders and his team have created a magnificent production igniting the same feelings of wonder and joy that the movie ver... (more...)
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...)