INTERVIEW: Actors Julia Croft and Chris Neels get ‘Skin Tight’

June 14, 2011
Julia and Chris chat about Skin Tight, love, bruises, manhood, our Pakeha heritage, and TV commercials… [by James Wenley] Skin Tight, by Gary Henderson, is a New Zealand play done good. Since its humble debut at BATS theatre in 1994, the play toured New Zealand, and the world, including productions in Australia, Great Britain, South Africa, Canada and the USA and […]

INTERVIEW: Tim Carlsen on One Day Moko and more

June 13, 2011
Remember this name [by James Wenley] You might not know who Tim Carlsen is yet, but by the end of the year Auckland Theatregoers will certainly be able to put a face to the name. The second half of the year is a big one for the 2009 Toi Whakaari Acting graduate, as he not only brings his solo theatre creation ‘One […]

REVIEW: RED (Auckland Theatre Company)

June 8, 2011
 “What do you see?” [by James Wenley] I’ve started with a quote. “What do you see?” It’s the first line of RED by John Logan (he of Gladiator and The Aviator fame) , presented by the prestigious Auckland Theatre Company, starring theatre luminary Michael Hurst and directed  by Mr. Oliver Driver. Sterling credentials all. “What do you see?” says Hurst […]

REVIEW: Three Sisters (Unitec)

June 7, 2011
Stejko’s Sisters Scintillate [by Sharu Delilkan] To be honest when I was told that I was coming to see an Anton Chekhov play all I could think of was – it’s gonna be a long night. But that dreaded feeling of a laborious theatrical experience disappeared as soon as I entered the waiting room leading to the theatre. Although it […]

REVIEW: The Keepers (Thread Theatre)

June 1, 2011
Shining a new light for alternate theatre [by James Wenley] Thread Theatre promise a breath of fresh sea air in their debut production of ‘The Keepers’. It is an ethereal, enigmatic play of dreams and feelings, felt and unfelt, using physical theatre and music to tell much of the story, such as it is. Devisors Julia Croft and Veronica Brady […]

REVIEW: The Brothers Size (Silo Theatre)

June 1, 2011
Brooding tale of Brotherhood [by James Wenley] The Brothers Size is a play that ignites the senses. Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney has been burdened with all sorts of praise, the voice of his generation, the savior of American theatre. He grew up in Miami’s deprived Liberty City housing projects, and has worked with such prestigious theatrical institutions as the Royal Shakespeare Company […]