REVIEW: Hiraeth (British Council NZ)

November 5, 2015
Farm girl goes free range [by Sharu Delilkan and Tim Booth] It was somewhat intriguing to see what Hiraeth would reveal at The Basement Theatre. The programme reinforced a number of sheepey, wooly-jumpery, folky stereotypes from the get-go, and to be honest paralleled many similar stereotypes believed worldwide about us Kiwis too. The story of a free-range farm girl Buddug […]

REVIEW: Thriller Live (Lunchbox Theatrical Productions)

February 17, 2015
Dazzling, dramatic [by Sharu Delilkan] Putting on a production that truly pays homage to Michael Jackson a.k.a. the King of Pop is a daunting task, to say the least. Bearing that in mind I decided to go to the show with low expectations, to ensure that I wasn’t disappointed. However I was pleasantly surprised by the entire production, including the […]

WEST END BOY: Theatre Scenes goes to London, Part Two

August 21, 2013
The Play’s the thing [by James Wenley] During my recent excursion to London Theatre (last week I gave my Musical fanboy report), the city experienced an unprecedented heatwave. Ed Miliband in typical British fashion suggested that if temperatures got too high workers should be sent home for a cup of tea and lie down. As I had just returned from […]

WEST END BOY: Theatre Scenes goes to London, Part One

August 13, 2013
Musical Theatre from the West End: Simply Spectacle [by James Wenley] New Zealand theatre has longed looked to the UK with a gleam of idolisation. Just as this nation’s story has been one of a gradual weaning off the Mother Country’s teat, so too has the nation’s theatre slowly relied less on overseas imports and claimed our own stories. That’s […]