No Tutus in the Selwyn Ballet This Year

Posted 11:41pm Sunday 23rd May 2021 by Fox Meyer

As you may have noticed, there was a distinct lack of tutus worn by the Selwyn Ballet performers at this year’s capping show.  Luke McLelland, Warden of Selwyn, said that OUSA told Selwyn that they got feedback from last years show indicating that people didn’t really vibe with Read more...

Behind the Scenes: The cast and crew of Capping Show tell all

Posted 4:24pm Sunday 16th May 2021 by Annabelle Vaughan

The annual Otago Capping Show is back for its 127th year, with shows running from May 13 to May 21. Critic sat down to chat with some of the cast and crew to talk about what went into creating this year's performance and everything in between.  Actor Lucy, Video Director Alex and Stage Read more...

Chunder, Challenges, and Controversy: A look back at Otago’s debaucherous Capping Week

Posted 6:16pm Sunday 2nd May 2021 by Sean Gourley

Not so long ago, in the 1950s, students at Otago would have been in the middle of intense party preparations at this time of year. Throughout most of the 20th Century, May graduations (known as Capping) were celebrated with a week of festivities including social events, stunts, and extreme binge Read more...

The Capping Show Cult

Posted 12:55pm Sunday 10th May 2015 by Jacob Houston

An inside look at what it’s like to be a part of the Capping Show, the process of getting into the production team and the build up to the grand performance. “You’ve just woken up, and you realise the world is in slow motion,” says the director. All right, I’ll Read more...

Capping Show Review: Campus Watch

Posted 1:21pm Sunday 17th May 2015 by Maya Dodd

Rating: 4/5 As a seasoned attendee of The Capping Show (seasoned may be a little too generous a term — I’ve only been to three), I was expecting big things. If the renowned humour associated with the comic event failed to brighten the gloomy pit in which I am currently residing, I was Read more...

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