Category Archives: Theatre & Arts

Baba Brinkman’s Rap Guide to Consciousness – Assembly George Square Studios Edinburgh Fringe Festival

 

Dedee is still overseas, taking in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Here’s her latest report…

In this show, Canadian rapper Baba Brinkman takes you through the science behind human consciousness. He explores different aspects of how our brains work, using his well honed skills of rap storytelling. His other shows covered topics such as climate change, religion and evolution, through a combination of rap concert, comedy show and TED Talk. Continue reading

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The Inside Out, Upside Down, Back to Front World of David Merritt

New Zealand – the hardest country in the world to be a poet?  Fellow poet Kirsten Warner puts some questions to the inimitable David Merritt, publisher at Landroverfarm Press… Continue reading

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Watch: Liz Gunn Talks To Actor/Director Sara Wiseman

Sara Wiseman is directing Danny & The Deep Blue Sea, a John Patrick Stanley play at the Basement Theatre from August 22 – September 2 at 8 pm. Continue reading

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by | August 18, 2017 · 8:38 am

Liz Gunn Talks To Success actor Paul Roukchan

Paul Roukchan is playing the character Carl in a play from the pen of  Stephen Sinclair. Success has been recently reworked and updated to make it especially relevant to Aoteorora New Zealand in light of our incipient election .  Paul joined Liz Gunn in the 13th Floor Studio to talk successes: of the play’s rehearsals, and of his own life thus far.

Click here for more information and tickets for Success.

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by | August 17, 2017 · 10:27 am

Yianni Agisilaou – Pockets of Equality Banshee Labyrinth Edinburgh Fringe Festival

 

 

Here’s more from Dedee at Edinburgh Fringe Festival:

Yianni Agisilaou’s Pockets of Equality is a show full of witty well observed stories, highlighting the double standards that challenge our idea of so-called equality.
Those pesky old fashioned gender roles just won’t go away will they? Turns out, even if some of us have moved on, some things remain ingrained in our society. Continue reading

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Lists for the End of the World – Summerhall Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Here’s Dedee with more from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival:

Lists For the End of the World is a show composed entirely of crowd-sourced lists, from all kinds of people in all kinds of places – including the audience as they queue up to take their seats. To date, over 200 people have contributed their lists to the show, with that number growing every week. Continue reading

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Stories of Serendipity, 11 August 2017 – Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Serendipity is a thing I believe in. Some might call it fate, the Universe looking after you, or those times when things seem to fall into place and you can’t explain it. It was serendipitous that I ended up at this show at all. Continue reading

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Ros Ballinger – An Idiot’s Guide To Kink

I was drawn to this show by the well designed flyer, featuring a flattering photo of a woman in a leather corset, wearing lacy gloves, singing into a very large, er, “neck massager.” The woman on the flyer is Ros Ballinger, a comedian/poet from Manchester, and this is her Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut. Continue reading

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Otto & Astrid: Eurosmash! (Die Roten Punkte) August 6, 2017 Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Dedee is overseas, checking out this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She’ll be checking in with The 13th Floor to let us in on what’s happening. Here is her first report…

This show was recommended by a friend, and when I saw their picture, and the words ‘Berlin’s best comedy rock duo’, I knew I had to see it. They didn’t disappoint. They were so good I even bought a t-shirt. Continue reading

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Watch: Liz Gunn Talks To The Effect Actors Jessie Lawrence & Daniel Watterson

Lucy Prebble’s award-winning play, The Effect, is currently running at Auckland’s Q Theatre. Its been described as “A four-hander that hop-scotches confidently across themes of neurology, neuropharmacology, depression, love and guilt.” (The Sunday Times) Continue reading

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by | August 5, 2017 · 2:42 pm

Watch: Liz Gunn Talks To Massive Theatre’s Sam Scott

Sam Scott is the Founder and Artistic Director of Massive Theatre Company, which nurtures Kiwi acting talent from 14 to adulthood.

The motivating energy for Massive is the telling of real New Zealand stories, and the honouring of those stories with passion and playfulness. Continue reading

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by | August 4, 2017 · 4:13 pm

Watch: Liz Gunn Talks To Chance To Ignite Co-Directors

Massive Theatre Company’s newest Emerging Artist Show is quite literally a Chance To Ignite, – for both the players, and the audience lucky enough to see either of the two upcoming seasons . The first is at Q Theatre Loft from July 25 – 29. The second season is at the Mangere Arts Centre from August 2 – 5.  Continue reading

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by | July 20, 2017 · 7:41 am

Watch: Liz Gunn Talks To Anya Tate-Manning about My Best Dead Friend

From Wednesday July 12th to Saturday July 22nd, Q Theatre Loft is hosting My Best Dead Friend  as part of MATCHBOX, the Q Theatre creative development programme. Continue reading

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by | July 16, 2017 · 10:14 am

Watch: Liz Gunn Talks To Alison Bruce About WOW

The first rounds of judging for WOW 2017 are currently underway.

WOW is the acronym for World Of Wearable Art, which was the much loved creation- birthed in Aoteoroa in 1987 – of Dame Suzie Moncrieff. Continue reading

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by | July 12, 2017 · 12:32 pm

Watch: Liz Gunn Talks To The Creators of The Road That Wasn’t There

There is a  New Zealand fairy-tale that marries puppetry, shadow play and live music with gloriously dark charms for adventurous adults and intrepid children (ages 7 and up). It’s called The Road That Wasn’t There and it opens tonight at Auckland’s Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre and runs until July 15th. Continue reading

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by | July 11, 2017 · 4:14 pm