Review: The Things Between Us

'The Things Between Us' had its world premiere in Christchurch this week.

Luke Di Somma's new musical is an emotionally intense, high concept rom-com.

Brilliance of Bowie reframed

Sven Ratzke is utterly at home in his interpretations of David Bowie's songs.

REVIEW: Sven Ratzke is utterly at home in his interpretations of David Bowie's songs.

Making it up as you go - what could go possibly wrong?

Some of the original cast of Christchurch improv group, the Court Jesters, are reuniting to perform Scriptless First ...

The First Class reunion show celebrates the proud tradition of Christchuch's improv theatre.

The Broadway dream

Claire Steel rehearses for the latest NASDA show Cabaret with her fellow third-year cast.

Christchurch student Claire Steel says the path to becoming a musical theatre performer is a difficult one, but one she is destined for.

Inspired nonsense a recipe for success

Culinary decorum was turned upside down by the Chef: Come Dine With Us performers.

REVIEW: Culinary decorum was turned upside down by the Chef: Come Dine With Us performers.

Boring town inspires global phenomenon

Sirqus Alfon's I Am Somebody show has been described as  "like stepping into a living, breathing meme factory".

Fresh from performing on America's Got Talent, Swedish trio set to hit the stage in Taranaki and Christchurch.

What's on in Christchurch this week

South Korean show Chef: Come Dine With Us will be performed as part of the Christchurch Arts Festival next week.

Two ballets vie for our attention, while the Christchurch Arts Festival kicks off next week

What's on in Christchurch this Week

Live cinema returns to Christchurch on Sunday when the CSO accompany Buster Keaton's 1923 classic Our Hospitality.

The New Zealand International Film Festival wraps up for another year in Christchurch this weekend

For the best women in your life

Lara Macgregor, Lucy Porter, Yvonne Martin and Kathleen Burns star in Steel Magnolias on now at the Court Theatre until ...

Review: It's the depth of the stories and relationship between them that make this production of Steel Magnolias something very special.

What's on in Christchurch

Rebecca Nelson kicks off her Poppies and Pōhutukawa Tour at Christchurch's Knox Church on Friday night.

Plenty of film-makers are visiting Christchurch over the next seven days.

New doco tells Free Theatre story

A Free Theatre production of Kafka's Amerika in 2014.

Shirley Horrocks' documentary tells the turbulent and innovative 37-year history of Free Theatre Christchurch.

Christchurch's Pacific heart

Salota Pekina Muagututi'a and her husband, Muagututi'a Pulusila Meafou Sagapolutele.

A tsunami and thousands of earthquakes rocked this family, but they still call New Brighton home.

What's on in Christchurch

Written and directed by Christchurch man Nic Gorman, Human Traces will have its world premiere at the Isaac Theatre ...

Christchurch's annual feast of global cinema gets under way.

Game of Thrones cast 'misbehaved'

Nic Kyle's new "one-man cabaret show which chronicles the shows I've done and the people I've met and how it led to me ...

Christchurch actor Nic Kyle has turned four years of London life and being deported into a one-man cabaret show.

What's on in Christchurch this week

Kiwi comedian Rhys Darby is bringing his Mystic Time Bird tour to Christchurch this weekend.

Comedy and music dominate the week's cultural highlights in Christchurch.

Performing arts to bring CBD to life

An artist's impression of an early concept design for The Court Theatre on the corner of Colombo and Gloucester streets ...

OPINION: Court Theatre chief executive Philip Aldridge outlines the vision for Christchurch's performing arts precinct.

Court Theatre outlines vision

An artist's impression of an early concept design for The Court Theatre on the corner of Colombo and Gloucester streets.

The Court Theatre will fundraise to find reported $15m shortfall, and car park building should be built first, says chief executive.

Mrs Brown coming back to NZ

Mrs Brown is looking for love in the new stage show by Brendan O'Carroll, set to tour New Zealand in 2018.

Mrs Brown is looking for love in the latest stage show to visit New Zealand.

Parking, shops to help theatre?

Court Theatre chief executive Philip Aldridge says the theatre must return to the city centre.

Steering group favoured only "seed money" for new Court Theatre, saying it could raise revenue through car parking and leasing shop space.

An agile underdog story

Tom Trevella is a standout in the leading role in Top Dog Theatre's production of Up 'n' Under.

REVIEW: Top Dog Theatre's latest production is niftily staged and entertaining.

What's on in Christchurch this Week

The Bads, Dianne Swann and Brett Adams, will perform at The Tannery's Blue Smoke next Thursday.

Top of the Pops

A spellbinding Carmen

Both Nino Surguladze and Tom Randle deliver terrific performances in  NZ Opera's Carmen.

REVIEW: Why this could be the best Carmen that you will ever see.

What's on in Christchurch this week

Theia will perform at Woolston's Blue Smoke on Saturday night.

Icy treat

History with nasty bits

Horrible Histories, directed by Neal Foster, left, will bring their gruesome history of Britain to our shores.

It's the gruesome bits that make history so interesting, Horrible Histories director Neal Foster says.

Russell Howard warms up Chch

UK comedian Russell Howard was given a warm Kiwi welcome in Christchurch.

Christchurch welcomed English comedian Russell Howard to the country with a thrown pair of undies.

Christ's College readying for title defence

The Christ's College boys leaping out of their comfort zone for a game of half life.

Christ's College is preparing a title defending concoction of experience and outlandish humour for the Theatresports National Championships later this year.

St Margaret's bringing the obscure

Some of the girls of the St Margaret's College theatresports group.

 The girls of the St Margaret's College senior theatresports team hope teamwork and creative wit will see them through to the grand final of the National Theatresports Championships this September.

A life-affirming work

The eleven dancers of Black Grace are ever responsive to the ebb and flow of the music as it unfolds over the work's ...

REVIEW: Black Grace's latest performance is one of contrasts.

St Andrew's theatresports

St Andrew's College students coming up with ideas and topics for the performers at an after school rehearsal.

Canterbury's St Andrew's College is a school to beat, as they prepare for the Theatresports in Schools competition.

Serious business behind Avatar circus video

Cirque du Soleil performer Jessica Ward in costume for the show Avatar, Toruk - The First Flight.

To work in the "Avatar empire", you've got to learn the language, moves and believe in the James Cameron way.

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