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D.I.S.C.O with Dynamotion

July 12 2017

We're so excited, DYNAMOTION finally have another toe-tapping show on the go.

Fierce drama hits the dance floor this July as Dynamotion presents DISCO takes you back to the 1979 Disco World Champs.

From the dacting troupe that brought you Terror Planet and Mia Blonde Ice Dagger this new show is sure to get you all in a fever.


D.I.S.C.O. at the Basement Theatre, 18 - 29 July, book now! With AAers Lara Liew, Kate Simmonds, and Tom Sainsbury.
   

Anya Tate Manning in My Dead Best Friend

July 11 2017

Opening 12 July, MY DEAD BEST FRIEND is a heartfelt and heartbreaking story of a friendship cut short.
Believe it or not it's also a comedy!

December, 1998. Dunedin.
High summer in a town where there isn’t a lot to do.
This is a comedy about death, revolution, unfulfilled love, and a possum.


Created by and starring Anya Tate-Manning, MY DEAD BEST FRIEND has toured the festival circuit and was nominated for the West Australian Arts Editor’s award after it's debut at Perth Fringe World in 2016.


MY DEAD BEST FRIEND, Zanetti Productions. Q Theatre from 12 July to 22 July.
   

Trygve vs. a Baby

July 06 2017

Wish we were in Edniburgh to see this.

Our now world famous mime Trygve Wakenshaw attempts to be more entertaining than a baby. His baby!

People have said:

'The new king of silent comedy' (Guardian).
'So magical, so delightfully playful' (Scotsman).
'Trygve is a Loony Toons creation made flesh… you can't help but be carried away by the pure joy of his madcap landscapes' Fest).


If you're in that part of the world between 3 - 27 August, at the Assembly Roxy, GO SEE IT!
   

JEKYLL & HYDE review

July 06 2017

JEKYLL & HYDE starring our Hayley Sproull opened this week and audiences loved it!

Theatreview says:

Jekyll and Hyde is an absolute tour de force of modern theatre practice.  There is nothing staid or pretentiously theatrically distant about this in-your-face, ridiculously hilarious black comedy.  A fantastic night out...

...Jekyll and Hyde is a ridiculously fun night.  My advice is to bring friends, enjoy a few glasses of wine beforehand and enjoy the ride.   No matter how dark you feel before you come, that darkness will disappear during this blackest, and sexiest of comedies. 

I leave the theatre with a sore jaw from laughing so much...


Read the full review HERE. Show runs at the Basement theatre until 15 July.
   

Lord of the Flies at Centrepoint

July 04 2017

Michiel Van Echten is soon to star as RALPH in Centrepoint's upcoming show LORD OF THE FLIES.

A plane crashes on a deserted island. The only survivors are a group of schoolkids. By day, it’s a tropical paradise of sun and sea; but each night, their dreams are haunted by a terrifying beast.


LORD OF THE FLIES, Centrepoint Theatre, 15 July to 5 August. Book now!
   

Jekyll & Hyde at the Basement Theatre

July 04 2017

JEKYLL & HYDE with our very own Hayley Sproull opens at The Basement Theatre 4 July.

Billed as: Comedy. Thrills. Chaos. Delight.

Five hilarious performers tell the terrifying (yet still exceptionally sexy) tale of Jekyll & Hyde. Thrilling, charming, shockingly good comedy, this show promises to make you laugh until it hurts.


The Pantograph Punch says (of the Wellington season):  "....joyful, positive, sexy, hilarious and clever."

For more information and to book see The Basement website HERE.
   

Alison Bruce in KORORAEKA: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn

June 15 2017

Alison Bruce is getting physical again in Red Leaps latest offering KORORAEKA: THE BALLAD OF MAGGIE FLYNN.

Written by Paolo Rotondo and directed by Julie Nolan Alison plays the older Maggie Flynn, plys many other ancillary characters.

This is a story unique to us as New Zealanders, unravelling the legacy of the women in our past and stirring the ones too wild to be captured.

It is a sea-shanty, a coarse and vulgar rhyme that will make you laugh and cry to smell the sea again after so long.

Set in the era of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Kororareka (Russell) was a lawless outpost in a wild country.


Theatreview says:

Red Leap Theatre is attempting to push the boundaries and create something different; there's no doubt that this is a brave offering with a talented cast.

Read more of the review HERE.

On at Q Theatre until 17 June. Book now!
   

Hudson and Halls LIVE! set to return

June 15 2017

The 2015 Silo smash hit starring our Todd Emerson is back for a mid-winter Christmas season.

If you missed it last time don't be a fool and miss out again!

In the closet with the door wide open, Peter Hudson and David Halls were New Zealand’s original great gay love story – and two of our greatest entertainers.

Prepare to be transported to a 1980s television studio for big laughs, rum-fuelled showdowns, and some very questionable cooking.


HUDSON & HALLS LIVE! gives us a glimpse into the lives of two of New Zealand’s trailblazing personalities at a pivotal point in their career.

On at Q Theatre from 20 June to 9 July. Book now!
   

Roimata Fox and Antonio Te Maioha in Te Puhi at the Herald Theatre

June 15 2017

Catch Roimata and Antonio in Cian Elyse Waiti's impressive debut play TE PUHI whilst you can.

Theartreview says:

...In his flashy silver suit, Antonio Te Maioha as Uncle Tūhawaiki Johnson, is a true charismatic showman who explains Māori traditional ways...

...Fox sets the bar in her gravitas performance, encompassing her character as mother figure to her sister and poutokomanwa of her whānau...

...It is wonderful to see strong Māori women monopolise the stage...


Read more HERE.

On at the Herald Theatre until 17 June. Wrirtten by Cian Elyse Waitī and directed by Te Kohe Tūhaka.
   

Jazzy Axton wins at the SGCNZ National UOSWSF 2017

June 06 2017

We're super proud of Jazzy Axton, winning an OUTSTANDING PERFORMER award at this years Shakespeare Globe Centre
of New Zealand Sheila Winn Shakepeare Festival.

The SGCNZ looks at students nationwide, asking students to perform 5 and 15 minute scenes from Shakespeare’s plays.

The best 5 and 15 minute scenes are then chosen to perform at the National Festival, held over Queen’s Birthday weekend in Wellington.

The SGCNZ UOSWSF shows that Shakespeares stories cross culture, countries, language and gender.

Go Jazzy!
   
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