Theatre

Loons returning to the stage

Members of The Loons theatre company enjoy the retractable seats in their new home. From right: creative director Mike ...

A new season of shows will mark return of Lyttelton theatre company.

Bollywood Dreams become reality

The members of Bollywood Dreams dance company vary in age from five to 25.

A chorus of colourful silks and sequins will be on show as Bollywood Dreams launches its first large-scale production.

Don't leave the arts to chance

The Court Youth Theatre Company celebrates onstage but the arts have little to cheer for in the light of funding cuts.

OPINION: The cuts in funding of the arts are a national disgrace – but also an opportunity for politicians

Characters shine in new play

Matthew, Mark, Luke & Joanne is showing at the Court Theatre until May 7.

Review: Matthew, Mark, Luke & Joanne is a witty, smart and profound play.

Funny and uplifting

Someone Say "I Do" offers a humorous take on the great Kiwi wedding.

Someone Say "I Do" offers up an inventive look at an extraordinary wedding

Mum, daughter cast in musical

Christchurch mother and daughter, Anne-Marie and Sophie Gilmore, have been cast in the upcoming Mamma Mia season.

Stage veteran Anne-Marie Gilmore will achieve a 16-year dream of sharing her love for theatre with her daughter Sophie.

Did O'Carroll's mum inspire Mrs Brown? video

"We don't fight, we go to war, but we are head over heels" – Brendan Carroll aka Mrs Brown describes his on-screen ...

Brendan O'Carroll sets the record straight on whether Mrs Brown is based on his own Mammy.

Witnessing a new Dawn

Dawn French has already sold out 11 of her 15 scheduled shows in New Zealand on her Thirty Million Minutes Tour.

REVIEW: Dawn French's Thirty Million Minutes - 120 of yours well-spent

Rock offers pure visceral pleasure

The ensemble work of the cast is a particular strength of the Rock of Ages production currently being performed in ...

REVIEW: Rock of Age is a show that pumps with energy

Macbeth 'occasionally inspired'

The Court Theatre's production of Macbeth, starring Mark Hadlow, runs until March 26.

REVIEW: Clumsy staging undermines this uneven, but occasionally inspired production of Macbeth.

Review: Good Mourning Mrs Brown

The brochures might tell you that the Mrs Brown's Boys stage show is based on the television series, but it's actually ...

She's on her way here - so what did the Aussies think of Mrs Brown live?

Cirque show to wrap in Christchurch video

Cirque de Soleil Quidam performer Julie Cameron practising her aerial contortion act.

Cirque du Soleil closes the door on its hit show, Quidam, in Christchurch next week.

This week's Go Guide

Quidam comes to Christchurch this week.

From the Coast to Coast to Classical Sparks there's plenty happening in Christchurch this weekend

Shakespeare for the masses succeeds

Top Dog Theatre's Hamlet is being performed at Mona Vale until February 20.

REVIEW: Hamlet condensed into a pacy two-hour, open-air romp

Theatre Review: Winston's Birthday

Yvonne Martin and Geoffrey Heath star in Court Theatre production Winston's Birthday.

Winston's Birthday is simply the story of a dysfunctional family; equally flawed and stubborn as its patriarch.

Trio deliver fabulous entertainment

The Mozart Narropera Trio, German artists Dorothee Jansen (soprano) and Hanns Heinz Odenthal (violin) and Cantabrian ...

REVIEW: Narropera's Figaro a winning package

This week's Go Guide

Chinese New Year celebrations begin at Te Hapua Halswell Centre this week.

 

A wizard production

Maddie Harris is Dorothy and Jesse Ranson works Toto in the Anthony Harper Summer Theatre production of The Wonderful ...

Review: First-rate, fast-paced theatre - and it's free

Winston a uniting force

Yvonne Martin and Geoffrey Heath star in The Court Theatre's latest production Winston's Birthday.

The pulling power of Winston Churchill has helped bring two of the South Island’s professional theatre groups together

Summer theatre offers fun classic

Maddie Harris is Dorothy and Jesse Ranson works Toto in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz at the Riccarton House grounds.

Free family entertainment is back in the Riccarton House grounds with a new theatre production of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Court forging ahead with Wizard show

A new interpretation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz will be performed in the grounds of Riccarton House from February 3 to 21.

Free family fun at Riccarton House this February

Broadway to Christchurch

Foster is also a television actress and has had roles in Flight of the Conchords, Bunheads and Younger.

Bret's girlfriend Coco from Flight of the Conchords is bringing her triple-threat talents to Christchurch in January.

Mary Poppins brings actress home

Laura Bunting with a cardboard pop-out of herself starring as British nanny Mary Poppins.

Just a spoonful of sugar helps the nerves go down for Timaru-born actress Laura Bunting.

Trio of big musicals for Chch

A production of Evita was staged by the Hamilton Operatic Society earlier this year.

A trio of blockbuster musicals are coming to Christchurch next year.

Dawn French announces 4th Christchurch show

Dawn French

Tickets to Dawn French's additional Christchurch performance are on sale. 

Review: Mary Poppins

Jan Di Pietro plays Bert in the Court Theatre's lavish production of Mary Poppins.

Mary Poppins is the most challenging and ambitious show the Court Theatre has ever staged, but the company pulls it off with dazzling charm.

Fundraising success for Loons

Loons Theatre Trust director Mike Friend receiving money from Lyttelton Main Primary school children.

Loons Theatre Trust raises more than $95,000 to help fit out its new venue.

Theatre marks first year with ‘dark’ circus video

Le Noir performer Gediminas “Geddy” Pavlovicius defies gravity with his Rolla Bola act.

Le Noir – The Dark Side of Cirque will feature death-defying performances at the Isaac Theatre Royal.

Theatre Royal shines bright

Kevin Cawley's award-winning facade lighting of Isaac Theatre Royal.

Kevin Cawley wows with theatrical facade lighting at the Isaac Theatre Royal.

Mary Poppins ready for takeoff

Mary Poppins star Laura Bunting and co-director Ross Gumbley admire hundreds of costumes created for the new Court ...

The Court Theatre's new production of Mary Poppins is the biggest show they have ever staged, reports CHARLIE GATES.

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