Performance

Kawita Vatanajyankur: Performance art has no boundaries

Posted 10:59pm Thursday 24th May 2018 by Waveney Russ

Kawita Vatanajyankur is a striking and transportive artist who has taken the world by storm – she’s about to exhibit at the prestigious Bangkok Biennale with over 75 other artists from around the world, but before that she’s exhibiting at the Public Art Gallery right here in Read more...

Frequently Asked Questions About Improv

Posted 9:44pm Friday 11th May 2018 by Joel MacManus

Dunedin improv troupe “Improsaurus” – the professional arm of the Otago University Improvised Theatre Club – has just launched their ‘All-Stars’ season of fortnightly shows. While the closure of Fortune Theatre was a blow, their next show is at Allen Hall, and Read more...

Introducing Paul Williams: Guy Williamsí Young, Better Brother

Posted 10:52pm Thursday 12th April 2018 by Joel MacManus

“I wrote this song on some software that I stole when I was 17 I thought that it might get me somewhere I'm still nowhere and I'm 23”   Paul Williams isn’t a household name yet. Maybe he will be soon, but for now all you need to know is that he’s Guy Read more...

Arcade Theatre hits all the right buttons

Posted 9:37pm Thursday 15th March 2018 by Kate Skinner

Arcade Theatre, a new theatre company focused on student and youth productions, is already striking a chord in the Dunedin theatre scene. Artistic Director Alex Wilson, who is completing his Masters in political theatre (yes, that’s a real thing), said, “We want to enable these Read more...

FOLD: Nauseatingly dark but shockingly good theatre

Posted 5:33pm Thursday 1st March 2018 by Kate Skinner

If you’re a fan of Netflix’s Black Mirror, look no further. Jo Randerson's FOLD mixes nauseating unease, with unexpected bursts of satirical humour.   This dark kiwi comedy is exceptional. FOLD is the type of theatre which leaves you still entrances two hours after the Read more...

Jeeves and Wooster

Posted 4:09pm Saturday 24th February 2018 by Jessica Thompson

If you're after a show to drag an uncultured mate to, look no further. Jeeves and Wooster is the perfectly polished show for you! I’m relieved and delighted to say this show was actually funny (my expectations were low due to high school productions and Read more...

The 2017 Capping Show

Posted 1:13pm Sunday 21st May 2017 by Critic

Dunedin transformed into Funedin this week for the opening night of the Capping Show, which Critic believes is the best one we’ve ever seen. If you’ve ever wanted to see a Nazi going through the letters of the alphabet while performing oral sex on a woman, you’re in luck. A Read more...

Niu Sila

Posted 12:40pm Sunday 15th May 2016 by Gini Jory

Rating: A+ Niu Sila tells the story of two boys, Ioane Tafioka and Peter Baker, growing up in the same street in 1970s suburban Auckland. One fresh from the Islands, the other as white as they come, this story spans 40 years of friendship, cultural differences, and takes a closer look at the Read more...

Winstonís Birthday

Posted 1:56pm Sunday 3rd April 2016 by Tom Lord

Rating: A Going to anything at the Fortune Theatre is always exciting – there’s just something about walking in through the doors of the delightfully Gothic church and into the theatre that secretes anticipation. Indeed, the beautifully constructed set of Winston’s Birthday, Read more...

Theatre: Time Stands Still

Posted 3:12pm Sunday 4th October 2015 by Shaun Swain

Rating: 4/5 "When you’re looking down that lens, time comes to a stop.” We all try, in one way or another, to capture some aspect of life and keep it forever; sometimes to preserve it, sometimes to just let it go. Lara Macgregor’s rendition of Time Stands Still, written Read more...

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