SCENE BY JAMES: 2015 – A Theatrical Year in Review

December 21, 2015

Half Full / Half Empty [by James Wenley] So Auckland, how did we do this year? Were our generously marked up interval drinks full to the brim, or running on empty? If you’d asked me this question at the beginning of September, say between shows at Auckland Live’s decadent Cabaret season, I would have responded gloomily. Programming choices were tepid, and […]

Auckland Fringe 2015: Week Three Schedule and Daily Picks

February 23, 2015

One last gulp [by James Wenley] Well the Auckland Fringe website have updated their daily schedule once again and it looks much better, but there’s still one thing it lacks – a link to buy the all important tickets!! Never fear Fringe Fans, we have everything listed here. Make sure you don’t get Fringe regret – choose some shows and get […]

Auckland Fringe 2015: Week Two Schedule and Daily Picks

February 16, 2015

Living Life on the Fringe [by James Wenley] Here’s Theatre Scenes day by day break down for Week Two of the Fringe, with everything nicely in one place (and way less annoying to scan then the Fringe website’s calendar!) Monday 16 Feb City: 5:30pm The Basement – Gift of the Gab 7pm The Basement – Beast 8:30pm The Basement – Robin Goblin Suburbs: 7pm Portland Public House […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]