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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

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Quick Calamari with Garlic Mayonnaise

Quick Calamari with Garlic Mayonnaise

Down and out on Squid row having a Kraken good time.

by × March 5, 2014 × 6 comments

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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

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Lost in the Fun House

Lost in the Fun House

By Jonny Potts If you do anything ‘creative’, you always have these ghosts around, trying to keep you in check. You invite them into your life, trying to incorporate and escape their influence.

by × November 22, 2013 × 2 comments

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The Witching Hours

The Witching Hours

It’s difficult to succinctly describe what it is that Uther Dean does.

by × October 29, 2013 × 2 comments

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SPORTS BALL! A review of the All Blacks vs Wallabies

SPORTS BALL! A review of the All Blacks vs Wallabies

So the New Zealand Rugby team, or “All Blacks” as they’re known, played the Australian rugby team. Who are known as the “Wallabies“.

by × October 21, 2013 × 0 comments

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Girdlebuster Pie

Girdlebuster Pie

It’s pie-demonium!

by × October 14, 2013 × 2 comments

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Some kind of Lorde Pun*

Some kind of Lorde Pun*

A 16 year old girl from Auckland’s North Shore is now number one on the American Billboard pop charts. She’s defeating the wicked witch of the twerk Miley Cyrus and is the youngest number one artist since Tiffany in 1987 – the year I was born. What does Lorde’s success say about us as a society?

by × October 3, 2013 × 0 comments

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Maple Unchicken 'n' Nonribs. The sophistication of this photograph is greatly compromised by the appearance of baby wipes in the background.

Maple UnChicken ‘n’ NonRibs

As you know, my esteemed Ruminator colleague, Kim, recently reviewed Nigella Lawson’s Maple Chicken ‘n’ Ribs recipe. She gave the dish flavourable reviews (see what I did there?), so I thought I’d give it a shot.

by × September 25, 2013 × 2 comments

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Maple Chicken ‘n’ Ribs

Maple Chicken ‘n’ Ribs

Chicken ‘n’ Ribs, like Guns ‘n’ Roses but with chicken and ribs instead of guns and roses.

by × September 15, 2013 × 4 comments

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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

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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

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Late night improv

Late night improv

Playshop Live: Guest Designers Friday 9 August 2013 Paramount Theatre

by × August 20, 2013 × 0 comments

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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

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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

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The Horny Normal

The Horny Normal

K’Rd Strip: A Place to Stand

by × July 12, 2013 × 0 comments

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Say si si to C

Say si si to C

C – A Musical Written and directed by Paul Jenden Music by Gareth Farr Staring Jackie Clarke, Danny Mulheron, Jane Waddell, Louis Solino

by × July 8, 2013 × 0 comments

Reviews, Rights

I’m not a fascist but…

I’m not a fascist but…

By Scott Common We vote to select our government, both local and regional. It’s used in our entertainment, from Survivor to talent shows.

by × July 2, 2013 × 0 comments