REVIEW: Suri vs Shiloh (Auckland Fringe)

February 14, 2015
Too Cruisey [by Guest Reviewer Amanda Leo] From the offset, what you might expect out of Suri. Vs. Shiloh seems clear. Our two fictionalized protagnoists of real life Suri Cruise, daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, and Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, daughter of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, are alive on social media, if you have visited the play’s facebook page. Celebrity […]

REVIEW: Stripped Bare (Auckland Fringe)

February 13, 2015
Barely [by Matt Baker] As a mature performer, Jennifer De Leon presents a unique physicality, and there is no ignoring the athleticism and talent that she has acquired over the years, but a unique and talented performer does not a successful performance make. From the incompetently read and poorly recorded voice over, which for the life of me I cannot understand […]

REVIEW: Legacy Project Year Two (Auckland Fringe & Auckland Pride)

February 12, 2015
May the legacy continue [by Sharu Delilkan] Having not seen the Legacy Project‘s inaugural outing at the last Pride Festival, I am unable to make any comparative commentary. However that doesn’t mean that I don’t have an opinion about the works that were presented at this year’s showing. The six plays were a good mixture of personal, heartfelt stories. And […]

REVIEW: Frank the Mind-Reading Hot Dog

February 12, 2015
Mentalist in a Bun [by Guest Reviewer Tim George] Going into this, I had no idea what this was going to be about. Everything from the title to the press photos to the description seemed perfectly designed to give you absolutely nothing. For Fringe, that seems like the right idea. After all, the whole point of the festival is that anything […]

REVIEW: 3 in 2 1 (Auckland Fringe)

February 11, 2015
3 in 2 1… Go! [by Matt Baker] Presented by Etched Dance Productions, 3 in 2 1 is the staging of three short dance works for the 2015 Auckland Fringe Festival. As a duet, These Our Body addresses several themes that are inevitably raised when exploring the concept of identity and self. Beginning from a relatively intellectual narrative standpoint, the piece […]

REVIEW: Live Orgy (Auckland Fringe)

February 10, 2015
Explicit Education [by Guest Reviewer Amanda Leo] Going to the opening night of a comedy show as part of Auckland’s Fringe Festival entitled Live Orgy I expected a night of raucous, explicit humour and was not disappointed in the least. My disappointment that I was not turning up for an actual live orgy was compensated by the jocular introduction of the […]

REVIEW: Girl on A Corner (Auckland Fringe)

February 10, 2015
Innovative theatre [by Sharu Delilkan] Victor Rodger‘s premiere of Girl on a Corner is testament that there are multiple ways to skin a cat. The device used in this show provides the audience a multitude of permutations and combinations of ways in which a story line can move in different directions i.e. an innovative style that showcases Rodger’s ability to […]

Auckland Fringe 2015: Week One Schedule and Daily Picks

February 5, 2015
Auckland: Things are about to get Fringey [by James Wenley] Auckland Fringe 2015 is hitting our theatres and streets next week and it promises to bring a whole cavalcade of entertainment and provocation. Fringe is one of the best times to check out what’s happening in Auckland theatre. Ticket prices are low and affordable, and you can jump from venue to […]
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