REVIEW: Mamma Mia! (Auckland Music Theatre)

March 5, 2014
Here I go again [by James Wenley] You should have a fairly good idea by now if you are inclined to enjoy Mamma Mia! Here’s a simple test: Do you like Musicals? Do you sing along every time ABBA comes on The Breeze? Do you have your own flared lycra jumpsuit in your wardrobe? If you answered yes to either of […]

REVIEW: Dumped (Comedy Festival)

May 18, 2012
I don’t know how to say this, but… [by James Wenley] If it hasn’t happened to you you’re either extremely fortunate, like to get in first, or lying. Dumped is the title of the comedy play, and the firm subject. The characters – four bar staff and a particularly boozy customer each have their own take on the condition and […]

REVIEW: Anything Goes (Auckland Music Theatre)

October 5, 2011
When reviewing shows, anything goes… [by James Wenley] Anything Goes is currently enjoying a very successful revival at the home of musical theatre: Broadway. If you believe the hype headliner Sutton Foster is akin to the second coming, and it received the 2011 Tony Award for ‘Best Revival’. It’s a classic musical that truly earnt its ‘classic’ tag, how could […]