REVIEWS: NZ International Comedy Festival 2014: Week One

April 29, 2014
Rose Matafeo / Eli Mathewson /Flashdunce / Rhys Mathewson / Nic Sampson / Luke Heggie Rose Matafeo: Pizza Party [by Matt Baker] Less of a narrative and more of a theme-based show, Matafeo’s ironically titled Pizza Party addresses the fact that she is probably the least likely person to host, or even attend, a party. Matafeo’s self-deprecating humour towards the uncool reality of […]

REVIEW: Titus (Q Presents)

May 30, 2013
We’re all going to hell [by Matt Baker] Presented as the telling of the Titus myth through the perspective of a pack of post-apocalyptic lost boys, director Ben Henson has once again created a visual feast of a production. Titus Andronicus is one of Shakespeare’s most highly criticised works, written by a young playwright in an attempt to keep up with […]

REVIEW: Square Eye Pair (The Basement)

June 27, 2012
Geeks’ Eye for the Straight Guy [by Sharu Delilkan] If you’re not fans of The Big Bang Theory or Paul, the sci-fi geek film from Simon Pegg then you are bound to love Square Eye Pair precisely because it is the same. Let me explain. It’s not the same. It’s use of geekiness cleverly allows us access to three characters […]

INTERVIEW: Hamish Parkinson talks Square Eye Pair

June 15, 2012
Bromance and Television [by James Wenley] During last year’s Auckland Fringe I stuffed myself with as much theatre as I could. But I was kicking myself when Square Eye Pair won the Fringe’s Best Comedy award… and I had not seen it! Luckily for me, and for you, Square Eye Pair is returning for at Auckland’s The Basement at the […]