REVIEW: Puzzy (Auckland Pride Festival)

February 11, 2016
[Poetry from the Puzzy] A major concern in theatre that deals with LGBTIQ identity is often the validity of labels. Which box do we fit into? Do we have to decide? Gay? Lesbian? Bi? These are the questions  hurled at Mele (Frankie Adams) in the opening sequence of Puzzy, and immediately reflects a relatable plight for young people uncertain of the […]

REVIEW: Club Paradiso (FCC)

June 3, 2015
Natural Born Killas [by Sharu Delilkan and Tim Booth] Often not knowing what to expect when you go to a show is key. In this case my total ignorance about Victor Rodger’s Club Paradiso worked a treat. Shock, horror and amazement was what ensued from the minute I sat in my seat, having managed to refrain from reading the programme. […]

REVIEW: Girl on A Corner (Auckland Fringe)

February 10, 2015
Innovative theatre [by Sharu Delilkan] Victor Rodger‘s premiere of Girl on a Corner is testament that there are multiple ways to skin a cat. The device used in this show provides the audience a multitude of permutations and combinations of ways in which a story line can move in different directions i.e. an innovative style that showcases Rodger’s ability to […]

REVIEW: At the Wake (Multinesia Productions)

November 28, 2014
In the Wake of Genius [by Sharu Delilkan and Tim Booth] Victor Rodger’s uncanny ability to write dialogue, that’s often self-censored in real life, is both refreshing and hard-hitting, which captures our attention right from the start. And this is evident as soon as Joan (Lisa Harrow) opens her mouth. The barrage of profanities that emit her gob can only be […]

REVIEW: Black Faggot (Auckland Fringe)

February 18, 2013
It’s all in the title [by Matt Baker] With such a provocative title (faggot sits at number 9 on the Broadcasting Standards Authority’s list of 31 words ‘Not To Swear’), one would be forgiven if they were to presume that Victor Rodger’s Black Faggot was going to be an excessive bombardment of racial and homophobic rants from both sides of […]

Looking forward: What’s on my theatrical radar for 2013? (Part 2)

January 28, 2013
ATC, Silo and More! [by James Wenley] Part One looked at what has caught my eye in the Fringe and Auckland Arts Festival (not too long to wait Festival lovers!). Now we cast our gaze on the rest of the 2013 theatre calendar. By all means stuff yourself silly during the Fests, but keep yourself some room, there is a […]