My lovely theatre scenes co-reviewer Sharu Delilkan got on National Radio's Arts on Sunday to review Auckland Theatre Company's latest offering Poor Boy, featuring music by Tim Finn.
Find out what she told Lynn Freeman about the production here.
I'll be seeing the show on Tuesday, so will have a print review for Theatre Scenes post show.
I am very curious about this production. While it uses many of Tim Finn's hit songs, Sharu says it is not a musical, but rather theatre with song. It has been performed in Melbourne and Sydney, and we are finally seeing it here.
Dionne Christian wrote an excellent primer in the NZ Herald for the production, which reveals director Raymond Hawthorne has taken a unique approach for the kiwi premiere.
I am very excited to welcome Sharu Delilkan as a guest contributor and theatre reviewer for Theatre Scenes. She has been the freelance Entertainment editor for The Aucklander for the last 4+ years, writing about and promoting a huge number of arts events.
She has a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications (Journalism Major), was co-founder and managing director of BB Showbiz in Malaysia working in the live music scene, and since moving to New Zealand has been highly involved with PR and the arts industry. She recently was Assistant Producer and Development Officer for the Oryza Foundation for Asian Performing Arts, producing the hit show The Secret of Dongting Lake last year. She is currently Associate Producer for Indian Ink Theatre Company while pursuing a Master of Arts in Arts Management at Whitecliffe College.
I am really looking forward to Sharu being able to share her expertise and passion for the arts scene.
Sharu says “Having seen a great deal of shows since moving to Auckland more than eight years ago, I'm really looking forward to sharing my thoughts and views with you."
Look out for Sharu’s reviews of select Auckland Fringe and Auckland Arts Festival shows over the coming weeks.