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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