REVIEW: Queen (Smoke Labours Productions)

February 14, 2014
Gay outing [by Sharu Delilkan] Queen is a scream, a sass, a laugh, a cry, a voice. The publicity material’s description of Queen is spot on. Although a re-staging of the show, Sam Brooks’ Queen is still unique in nature because unlike most coming out gay stories the focus is the emotional roller coaster of under 18-year olds. Despite its […]

REVIEW: Golden Boys (Kings of Waterview)

October 15, 2013
Ri-ri-ri-diculous [by James Wenley] What does the typical kiwi bloke look like in our country today? Golden Boys offers three possibilities: of the trio of brothers in the Thompson family, one is an All Black starter, one is an entrepreneurial businessman and rich-lister, and one is a Gay Labour politician. All have been raised by matriarch Isabella (Margaret Blay), whose […]

REVIEW: This Kitchen is Not Imaginary [The Basement]

April 11, 2012
This Kitchen IS Not Imaginary [by Sharu Delilkan] The action starts straight away with the main character ‘Man’ (Alex Walker) making a paper plane that he throws over the screen on the back of the stage. The fact that is got stuck in the ceiling, whether intentional or not, certainly loosened up the crowd from the get-go. Man very soon […]