REVIEW: Other Desert Cities (Auckland Theatre Company)

May 12, 2014
Other American Plays [by James Wenley] The desert looking back at us is not quite the one from the popular imagination: wind turbines populate the otherwise arid landscape. Is this a symbol of progressivism and human achievement, or a blot on the natural expanse? This dessert is Palm Springs, and the centrepiece of Rachael Walker’s eye-catching stage design is a massive […]

REVIEW: The Heretic (Auckland Theatre Company)

July 23, 2013
Pleasantly controversial [by Matt Baker] Regardless of whether one believes in it or not, climate change is undoubtedly a hot topic, and British playwright Richard Bean has clearly done his homework on the subject. While The Heretic could easily be a vehicle for playwright pontification, there is nothing terribly dogmatic in Bean’s writing, nor is the character of Dr. Diane Cassell by […]

REVIEW: Short + Sweet 2012 Week 2 (Stamp at The Edge)

September 26, 2012
Sweet As! [by Sharu Delilkan] I thoroughly enjoyed tonight’s performances of Short + Sweet which is in stark contrast to my review of Week 1. Varied, funny, clever, poignant and sweet in equal proportions the performers complemented each other creating a great mix of thought provoking dialogue. In case you haven’t seen Short + Sweet before, it is the biggest […]