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Dance work memorable, inspired

Taiaroa Royal, Okareka's co-artistic director, draws inspiration directly from his ancestral heritage for the company's new production, Mana Wahine - Journey of Strength.

An affecting look at Alzheimer's

There are seven actors - Cindy Diver, Clare Adams, Dougal Stevenson, Francis Kewene, Hilary Norris, Julie Edwards and Ross Johnston - and together they convey the impact of one of the most feared diseases of our time: Alzheimer's.

Review: Outstanding local production of 'Mamma Mia!' goes down a treat

Mamma Mia!, a brilliantly staged, piping-hot romantic comedy brimming with Abba hits (Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus), opened a season in Dunedin's Regent Theatre, on Thursday evening, presented by Taieri Musical Society and DKCM Ltd.

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.

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