Otago Daily Times: Arts

Theatre of Fortune

Theatre of Fortune

Dunedin's Fortune Theatre is celebrating its 40th birthday this weekend. It has weathered ups and downs over the years, but is one of the few community theatres established in the 1970s that is still going strong. Charmian Smith takes a trip back through time.

Art seen:17 July

Art seen:17 July

''White Silence'', Kate Belton (School of Art Gallery, Riego St)

Everything here is a little out of balance

Everything here is a little out of balance

"King Oberon and Queen Titania are having a right royal bust-up and everything's out of balance.'' That is how director Dale Neill sees his production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream which opens at the Globe Theatre next Thursday .

Author finds the fun in words

Author finds the fun in words

Writing springs out of being fascinated by things and wanting to share that fascination with other people, Melinda Szymanik, this year's University of Otago College of Education/Creative New Zealand Children's Writer in Residence tells Charmian Smith.

Art seen: July 10

Art seen: July 10

''CRASH'', Rachel H. Allan (BRUCE)

Graduates in 'La Boheme' chorus for season

Graduates in 'La Boheme' chorus for season

Having just finished their singing degrees at the University of Otago, four young graduates were encouraged by their singing teacher to try for the chorus of the NZ Opera professional production of La Boheme, which is rehearsing for its Canterbury season this month.

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