Stage and Theatre

Meteor shining bright again

Madison Hughes is one of the choreographers of Bodies Entwined, a new dance production being staged at the Meteor Theatre.

A trifecta of productions will add intrigue, drama and comedy to Hamilton's theatre scene.

The Questionnaire: Mark Hadlow

Mark Hadlow: je ne regrette rien.

Multi-talented Kiwi actor Mark Hadlow tackles our Q and A.

Ticket scalping hurting Wellington

Wellington's St James Theatre.

Wellingtonians might be left all dressed up with nowhere to go if the angst between local promoters and council doesn't ease.

How Bruce Lee inspires Black Grace

Black Grace founder Neil Ieremia has always been keen on rocking the establishment's "boat".

Why one veteran Kiwi artiste is still enjoying being "the wrong guy in the wrong job".

The opera star who wouldn't sing

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There are nine principals in the New Zealand Opera cast for Carmen and ...

The only NZ resident in New Zealand Opera's Carmen on why he was once embarrassed to sing.

Maori actor returns to roots

Roimata Fox is excited to return to the Maori world in upcoming play Te Puhi.

Roimata Fox stars in a Maori coming of age drama that looks at New Zealand's first beauty queens in the 1960s.

Love bites in Blenheim

Tom Knowles brings 'Allergic To Love: Curse of the 80s' home to Blenheim before touring the US.

Rock opera in the pub for rugby mates who don't do theatre about to tour the United States.

Play tackles life and death

Inspired by conversations with friends, Helen Moulder fashioned a play about a woman buying a handbag at the end of her life.

Inspired by conversations with friends about what to do with their stuff when they die, Helen Moulder is in the midst of a one woman tour of New Zealand.

Students to perform winning tragedy

Wakatipu High School drama students from the team that won the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare regional final for Southland: ...

Modern day Othello tragedy set in high school propels drama students to national final.

Funny women dominate NZ Comedy Fest awards

Rose Matafeo has won this year's Fred Award for her NZ Comedy Fest show Sassy Best Friend.

Rose Matafeo has won the prestigious Fred Award at this year's New Zealand International Comedy Festival.

Snedden: C'mon, let's talk feminism

Rose Matafeo's comedy show Funny Girls 
  - with Laura Daniel (left) and Jackie Van Beek (right) - was partly a response ...

I love talking about its feminism, because no-one ever tires of it and everyone keeps asking for more. But we need to keep talking about it.

Circa and Te Papa team up

Wellington waterfront neighbours Te Papa and Circa Theatre are joining forces to collaborate commercially and creatively.

Artistic neighbours join forces in hopes of creating cultural hub on the waterfront.

Female voices heard in play

The First Time will be showing at The Little Theatre on May 25 and 26.

A series of firsts are explored in a new play coming to Lower Hutt

Kiwi-Indian experience explored

Playwright Sananda Chatterjee says she lives in the "interesting space" between two cultures.

Indian theatre company Prayas presents a play which explores the history of Indian's in New Zealand.

Playhouse hosts award-winner

Indian Ink's production of The Pickle King will arrive in Hamilton on May 24.

From humble beginnings to playing to more thanĀ 450,000 people worldwide, Indian Ink has hadĀ 20 years of success.

Ekman's trio thoroughly entertaining

The Royal New Zealand ballet dancers were in fine form in Wellington on Thursday night

REVIEW: This exhilarating programme by young Swedish choreographer is a tour de force of energy and rhythm made visible.

Classical music more than just old people's business

David Grahame Taylor's Embiosis is be performed for the first time by the NZSO this weekend.

How one Kiwi lad is gaining international attention in a field not many in his age-group would dream of.

Christchurch stage for von Trapp hunt

The Sound of Music has been a popular music for more than one generation.

Young actors will be gathering in Christchurch this weekend for the chance to do one of the favourite things on stage.

Naked, reading and breaking taboos

Palmerston North woman Hannah Pratt is part of the growing Naked Girls Reading phenomenon.

Like nudity? Like reading? Then you'll love Naked Girls Reading.

Latest Joseph a vibrant, timeless reminder

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat is a slick production that's a joy to watch from woe to go.

REVIEW: Any misconceptions that Dreamcoat may not have aged well are wonderfully disproven by a new production.

Swedish choreographer shares flair

Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman works with the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

Choreographer Alexander Ekman puts the final touches on the RNZB's new show.

Technical issues mar Ekman's big night

Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman made a rare mid-performance stage appearance at Wellington's St James Theatre last ...

Choreographer takes to the stage after RNZB performance piece ends early.

A night of two comedic halves

The effervescent Rose Matafeo crammed a chaotically entertaining melange of personal stories and random gags into her ...

REVIEW: Rose Matafeo's comedy was witty and well-observed, while Rabon Kan's musings got a little heavy for the audience.

Ticketing deal may cost punters

Ticketmaster unveils its Facebook "Timeline App" at the Facebook launch event at 25 Lusk restaurant in San Francisco, ...

Council's change of contract aims to curb scalping. But it might mean a price hike too.

Champagne for the soul

The cast of Nigel get ready for their theatre company's debut performance.

Ex Shorty St star Blair Strang has his directorial debut with 90s comedy Nigel.

From drama school to a solo show

Haydn Carter will be putting on a solo show, The Jug, at the Little Theatre, Lower Hutt on May 23.

A new bare-bones play takes theatre to the next level in Lower Hutt

Review: Uncle Vanya

The Court Theatre production of Uncle Vanya, stars Stephen Lovatt

Delicate and tastefully staged production never quite musters the rawness and intimacy needed to truly move.

Songs in seven tongues

Wellington choir Supertonic are performing Vanishing Voices, a concert performed in languages that are endangered, or at ...

Wellington choir Supertonic are performing in dead and endangered languages

Star attraction

Tanemahuta Gray is the artistic director of Taki Rua and the creator of Tiki Taane Mahuta.

New man in the region brings something big to Palmerston North.

Special effects set to wow in production

Nick Edwards as Sweeney Todd and Victoria Nelson as Mrs. Lovett in Wainuiomata Little Theatre's production of Sweeney ...

Watch out for close shaves in Wainuiomata Little Theatre's latest show

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