REVIEW: Night of the Queer (TAPAC)

February 19, 2015
Queer As! [by Sharu Delilkan] Night of the Queer has all the elements of a typical Cabaret – music, song, dance, recitation and drama. However there is nothing typical about it. Everyone from the emcees Lola la Bomb and Kita Mean to the acts in between make you realise that queer is the new norm and anything else is just […]

REVIEW: Famous Flora (Playtime Theatre)

November 14, 2014
Famous Flora Fascinates [by Sharu Delilkan and Tim Booth] Choosing to stage Elisabeth Easther’s premiere about Flora Mackenzie, one of Auckland’s most notorious Mesdames, at the White House was a stroke of genius. The venue not only gave the show added dimension, being totally apt, but also acted as an eight character in the 7-strong cast that entertained us at the […]

REVIEW: Girl in Tan Boots (The Basement)

March 13, 2014
Six strong women sparkle [by Sharu Delilkan] It seemed almost like life imitating art when I arrived at the show Girl in Tan Boots with a mate who’s a red head, who loves cats and is a Westie. However I discovered later on that the lead character who was missing, Hannah the red head was lonely and single, which my […]

REVIEW: The Pitchfork Disney (The Moving Theatre Company)

June 21, 2013
Well pitched [by Matt Baker] It’s taken Todd Emerson seven years to mount The Pitchfork Disney, and it’s easy to see why the play stuck with him after his initial reading of it. Premiering in England in 1991, the play is considered a first in the arrival of the “in-yer-face” generation of playwrights, including Mark Ravenhill, Sarah Kane, and Anthony […]

REVIEW: Michael James Manaia (Taki Rua Productions & Q)

September 13, 2012
Raw, real and rewarding [by Sharu Delilkan] John Broughton’s epic one-man play Michael James Manaia (MJM) machine guns you with emotion right from the get-go. I can safely say this is the most raw and rewarding play we’ve seen for a long time. Our friends at Q had warned us that the show had had a profound effect on audiences. […]