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Short show about private bits popular with public

Parking spaces in London St were hard to find, and the Globe Theatre was full - mostly of women, but there were a few bold or curious men there too.

Review: The Killing of Sister George

Since its first performance in 1965, The Killing of Sister George has sometimes been criticised, with justification, for its reinforcement of negative lesbian stereotypes.

Fine production of important play

The World War 1 trenches, we have always been told, were hell.

Touching trench warfare tensions

Touching trench warfare tensions

This year marks the centenary of the start of the Great War, World War 1, so the next four years will see many commemorative events. One of the first in Dunedin is the Globe Theatre's production of Journey's End, a play set in the trenches of the Western Front. Charmian Smith reports.

Aussie comedian returns

Aussie comedian returns

Australian comic Carl Barron is back in New Zealand for a tour, which includes dates in Dunedin and Queenstown.

Inaugural theatre awards

The inaugural Otago Southland Theatre Awards (Ostas) will be presented in Dunedin next year.

Review: 1960s farce time capsule full of fine frothy fun

"Three,'' says Bernard, ''is the perfect number. Less than three would be monotonous. More than three would be terribly tiring.''

Talented cast abounds with enthusiasm

Opera Otago is presenting a night of light operatic entertainment, staging two comic operettas billed as Crossroads.

Dickens rallied to the aid of theatre

Dickens rallied to the aid of theatre

Dickens will come alive on stage at the Globe Theatre, in Dunedin, tonight in readings by actor and retired University of Otago English department senior lecturer John Watson.

Challenge of 'Macbeth' well met

Staging Macbeth, Shakespeare's tale of prophecy, ambition, blood and revenge, is a challenge, especially in the Globe's small space. Director Dale Neill has met it with style and vision.

'Macbeth' with a twist

'Macbeth' with a twist

Shakespeare has returned to Dunedin's Globe Theatre for the first time since 2008 and the new production of Macbeth promises to be a blast.

'60s celebrated with style

'60s celebrated with style

What's this about Hairspray taking over Dunedin's Regent Theatre?

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