This Week in the Theatre Scene: Young & Hamlet (7-13 October)

October 7, 2013

Auckland Theatre gets Game of Thrones mad [by James Wenley] PICK ONE: Young & Hungry Who’s putting it on? Wellington has been doing Young & Hungry – a festival of new theatre with cast and crew aged 15-25 working with industry mentors – for yonks. Auckland only recently got a taste, with three years of Y&H under the wings of Auckland […]

This Week in the Theatre Scene (30 Sept- 6 October)

September 30, 2013

[by James Wenley] The new generation of theatre-makers are on show at the Basement Theatre in Young & Hungry Tuesday-Saturday this week. The plays are Dragonlore by Nic Sampson at 7pm, then Atlas/Mountains/Dead Butterflies by Joseph Harper at 8:30pm A Game of Thrones inspired Hamlet with Calum Gittins in the title role opens  at the Musgrove Studio on Thursday. What […]

This Week in the Theatre Scene: I have seen Wonders (16-22 September)

September 15, 2013

[by James Wenley] Last night I was one of the lucky Aucklanders to see Indian Ink’s brand new work: Kiss the Fish. Sharu’s got a fuller account in her review, but let me tell you, contrary to the images its title might create, this was a truly refreshing theatrical experience. Nobody else in the world creates theatre quite like this; […]

This Week in the Theatre Scene: Return of the Yeti (2-8 September)

September 1, 2013

[by James Wenley] In my review last year of Yeti is Dead / I am Tom, I wrote: “The show keeps open the possibility of a third show too, which I for one am pleased about – I can’t get enough of Yeti!”. It seems my dreams have come true. PICK: The Yeti Trilogy Trilogy? Writer-performers Natalie Medlock, Dan Musgrove […]

This Week in the Theatre Scene: Women Power (12-18 August)

August 11, 2013

Wings and Revenge of the Amazons [by James Wenley] This week promises plenty of strong roles for some talented actresses in two plays: PICK ONE: Wings Who wrote it?: Jess Sayer. She’s a young playwright that I admire, but with only one produced play to her credit (the Auckland Fringe favourite Elevator) she’s not too widely known amongst non-industry people. […]

This Week in the Theatre Scene: The Return (5-11 August)

August 4, 2013

High School Flashbacks [by James Wenley] This week in the Theatre Scene gives our top picks for the upcoming week in theatre. We tried out this feature at the beginning of the year, but it fell by the wayside… probably because we were seeing too much theatre… Its all in the line of duty of course, folks, and here we bend our […]

Auckland Festival Dispatch: The Festival of Us

April 8, 2013

Auckland: City of Culture? [by James Wenley] I led something of a charmed existence during the 19 days of the Auckland Arts Festival. By night, I could enrich my mind and surrender my senses to the stunning array of local and international shows on offer. By day, I was En Route, working on a show that sent audience members off, […]

NEWS: Fire in the Maidment Theatre, Theatre Closed

April 5, 2013

Auckland Theatre Company improvises a Plan B [by James Wenley] UPDATE 16/5: Good news via ATC: We have been advised by the University of Auckland that they are driving their contractors to have the Maidment Theatre repaired by the end of June. If this time frame is achieved, which we have every reason to believe it will be, the season of […]

This Week in the Theatre Scene: Make The Basement your new home (18-23 Feb)

February 18, 2013

This Week’s Picks: Black Faggot, Elevator, A Night to Dismember and Dolly Mixture [by James Wenley] Auckland Fringe is out in full force from this week, and audiences are  spoilt for choice, you lucky things you. All of our picks are at The Basement this week, giving you the perfect opportunity to check out their classy new bar area. PICK […]

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