REVIEW: Show Ponies (Auckland Pride)

February 27, 2023

[“Just Fxcking Delicious”] Presented by Auckland Pride and Same Same But Different, and produced by Izzy, this Pride edition of Freya Daly Sadgrove’s Show Ponies is a riot of talent. This is poetry dialled to 11.  The stacked line-up features performances from Emma Barnes, Venessa Mei Crofskey, Sam Duckor-Jones, Freya Daly Sadgrove, Ruby Solly, Chris Tse, Rebecca Hawkes, Dan Goodwin, […]

REVIEW: Naked & Dangerous (Auckland Pride)

February 24, 2023

“I don’t know what to expect, and that’s exciting” an audience member said as we were queuing up for the opening night of Naked & Dangerous, the latest venture from Luck and Schooney, a veteran artistic duo specialising in Dance Theatre and Cabaret. The show’s description is brief and enticingly general, promising a cabaret show that will explore sexual taboos […]

REVIEW: Concerning the UFO Sighting Outside Mt Roskill (Auckland Pride)

February 23, 2023

It’s the final week of the Auckland Pride Festival. With the festival turning out some amazing theatre this year, Concerning the UFO Sighting Outside Mt Roskill is one I’m glad I didn’t miss. Reon Bell gives a charming and thoroughly entertaining performance in this solo act as Dana, a young, closeted gay man in the 80s who has an increasing […]

REVIEW: Access (Auckland Pride)

February 7, 2023

[Emotions Laid Bare] I walk into Freyberg Place and see a large sign being put up on the outside of the Ellen Melville Centre. It outlines the instructions for participating in Access – sit opposite the performer, choose an emotion from a menu of six, and stay as long as you like. I watch as the space is prepared: a […]

REVIEW: She’s Crowning: Rebirth (Auckland Pride)

February 4, 2023

[A Royal Romp] Have you ever wondered what goes on with the British royal family behind closed doors? What passion lies latent between Charles and his therapist? What do those D-list royals get up to when no one’s watching? And do they all love horses just a bit too much? Then get ready for the fast-paced, high-octane farce that is […]