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Review: Joan – A play by Tom Scott “about a wonderful mum by an ungrateful son”.  

Review: Joan – A play by Tom Scott “about a wonderful mum by an ungrateful son”.  

As a first time reviewer I was both excited, and slightly nervous when I left work on Tuesday evening heading for Circa to see Joan, by Tom Scott. I wanted very much to like what I was about to review (does anyone go to the theatre not hoping to enjoy themselves?). 

by × January 26, 2018 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Sanjay Parbhu in Because I said I would

Comedy fest review: Sanjay Parbhu in Because I said I would

  Sanjay Parbhu has been performing as a comedian for around 7 years, since graduating from the NZ comedy fest initiative “Class Comedians” while still in high school. This is his debut solo show.

by × May 1, 2015 × 3 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Alice Brine & Daniel John Smith in How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

Comedy fest review: Alice Brine & Daniel John Smith in How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

  This show boasts two of the best up and comers on the Wellington comedy circuit.

by × May 1, 2015 × 3 comments

Humour, Reviews

Wellington Raw Comedy Quest Final: the review

Wellington Raw Comedy Quest Final: the review

San Fran is packed and there’s a great buzz in the air – the Raw Comedy Quest final is here and almost everyone’s come to support or compete, making for a very friendly crowd.

by × April 26, 2014 × 3 comments

Reviews

Review: They Saw a Thylacine

Review: They Saw a Thylacine

They Saw a Thylacine was awarded the Tiki Tour Ready Award at the 2013 Melbourne Fringe. Last year this award brought us Emily Taylor’s Cannonball, which, having been nominated for Stand Out Performer NZ Fringe 2013 and winner of Best Solo Show NZ Fringe 2013, meant I had high expectations for this two-hander from Melbourne performers Sarah Hamilton and Justine Campbell.

by × February 10, 2014 × 0 comments

Reviews

Special K

Special K

Joseph K Written by Tom Basden Directed by Uther Dean Presented by My Accomplice Performed at BATS Theatre

by × September 6, 2013 × 0 comments

Reviews

Happiness is a good play

Happiness is a good play

GUNPLAY or HAPPINESS IS A WARM GUN or THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF FIREARMS AND HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTINGS Bats Theatre Written by: Paul Rothwell Directed by: David Lawrence

by × August 21, 2013 × 0 comments

Reviews

Love & Money

Love & Money

During the opening act as I watched Eve Gordon float effortlessly up an aerial silk, I found myself holding my breath. It was not the last time I did so during the 90 odd minutes that was Love & Money at Downstage.

by × August 11, 2013 × 0 comments

Reviews

Art for art’s sake

Art for art’s sake

Red Circa Two Written by: John Logan Directed by: Andrew Foster

by × July 16, 2013 × 0 comments