REVIEW: Hir (Silo Theatre)

August 7, 2018
[Transitory Spaces] When prodigal son Isaac (Arlo Green) returns from Afghanistan to find his family home turned upside down, he’s rightfully shocked. Having spent his last three years in the Marines’ Mortuary Affairs division, and dishonourably discharged, it’s no surprise he longs for something familiar and recognisable. Mommy Paige (Rima Te Wiata) has done away with all the rituals and […]

REVIEW: A Frigate Bird Sings (Southside Arts Festival)

October 13, 2012
Fa’afafine = fabulous and fine [by Sharu Delilkan] I have to admit that when A Frigate Bird Sings premiered at the 1996 New Zealand International Arts Festival I didn’t get the chance to see it, for the simple reason that it was before I migrated to Aotearoa. So I was keen to see what all the fuss was about with […]

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. […]