PREVIEW: Glorious at The Basement

October 28, 2011
In Glorious Anticipation  [by Sharu Delilkan] When I met up with director Sam Shore at his quaint Eden Terrace home the first thing I had to ask him was why he was ‘remounting’ and not directing Richard Huber’s Glorious. He lost no time explaining that he didn’t feel comfortable taking credit for all the play’s direction, having come into the […]

REVIEW: A Thousand Hills (STAMP at THE EDGE)

October 23, 2011
1,000 Reasons to see 1,000 Hills [by Sharu Delilkan] It is always a privilege and an honour to witness the premier of an original piece of theatre. But to be among the first to experience the personal sharing of a true story is even more significant. Naturally the foyer of the Herald Theatre was buzzing with eager anticipation when I […]

REVIEW: Finding Murdoch (Landmark Productions)

October 15, 2011
Murdoch Mystery de-Mystified [by Sharu Delilkan] Having previously been to The Loft’s inaugural show Venus Is, when the studio space was transformed into a raunchy bordello, it was a total contrast to be greeted by a sea of television screens on stage. However the traditional tiered seating and set with newsroom desk and chairs, along with television camera and bookcase, as well as […]

The Basement Fest, and TheatreScenes’ 100th blog!

October 6, 2011
Time to Celebrate! [by James Wenley] There’s a lot of good performance on at the moment. Too much. How can one get to it all? Auckland theatre – you need an ‘on demand’ service. Anything Goes is at the Civic, I haven’t yet managed to get to any of the Tempo Dance Festival at Q, there’s a myriad of performances […]

REVIEW: Love After Dark (Basement Fest)

October 5, 2011
Triple Word Score [by Sharu Delilkan] The concept of the alternate ending has always worked a treat. Many movies, especially the infamous Sliding Doors, not only had an alternate ending but an alternate history as well. It’s therefore not surprising that The Outfit Theatre Company’s latest romp Love After Dark is a winning combination right from the get-go – three […]

REVIEW: Anything Goes (Auckland Music Theatre)

October 5, 2011
When reviewing shows, anything goes… [by James Wenley] Anything Goes is currently enjoying a very successful revival at the home of musical theatre: Broadway. If you believe the hype headliner Sutton Foster is akin to the second coming, and it received the 2011 Tony Award for ‘Best Revival’. It’s a classic musical that truly earnt its ‘classic’ tag, how could […]