Radio Review! ATC’s Poor Boy

Lauren Porteous, Andrew Grainger and Finn McLachlan in POOR BOY.
Lauren Porteous, Andrew Grainger and Finn McLachlan in POOR BOY.

My lovely theatre scenes co-reviewer Sharu Delilkan got on National Radio’s Arts on Sunday to review Auckland Theatre Company’s latest offering Poor Boy, featuring music by Tim Finn.

Find out what she told Lynn Freeman about the production here.

I’ll be seeing the show on Tuesday, so will have a print review for Theatre Scenes post show.

I am very curious about this production. While it uses many of Tim Finn’s hit songs, Sharu says it is not a musical, but rather theatre with song.  It has been performed in Melbourne and Sydney, and we are finally seeing it here.

Dionne Christian wrote an excellent primer in the NZ Herald for the production, which reveals director Raymond Hawthorne has taken a unique approach for the kiwi premiere.

– James.

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