Rebecca Fox

All that hoopla

All that hoopla

Circus performers Jeff Robinson and Rewi Bracey are back in Dunedin to develop a new work. Rebecca Fox talks to them about the challenges of making a living from their craft.

Young violinist ready to soar

Young violinist ready to soar

Dunedin violinist Olive Butler will make her debut as a soloist with an orchestra later this month. Rebecca Fox asks how she prepares for such a big event.

No place like home

No place like home

International opera singer Simon O'Neill has performed in some of the most famous theatres of the world, The Royal Opera House, The Metropolitan Opera and La Scala, to name a few. Rebecca Fox talks to the Dunedin-trained tenor about returning to the city to perform with his old brass band.

Toggling comedy roles for 'Jimmy's Pies' play

Toggling comedy roles for 'Jimmy's Pies' play

Going to scouts is an activity many Kiwis can relate to. Former Mosgiel man Ryan Richards' positive memories of his days as a scout have inspired a comedy stage show. Rebecca Fox talks to Richards about bringing his first one-man stage show home, and where Jimmy's Pies fit in the narrative.

Marathon effort

Marathon effort

Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet ''Though this be madness, yet there is method in 't'', a quote staff at Dunedin's Fortune Theatre will need to have in mind as they embark on a non-stop, 85-hour marathon of the great playwright's work, writes Rebecca Fox.

Sylvia shown the pointe of life

Sylvia shown the pointe of life

It is a little known fact but veteran New Zealand actress Helen Moulder had her stage debut in Balclutha.

Working together works well for potters

Working together works well for potters

Having a Chinese tourist purchase about 50 pots worth thousands of dollars in one swoop is just one of the highlights for the Stuart St Potters Co operative.

Clowning around

Clowning around

If asked to describe a clown, most would mention the red nose, frizzy hair and big shoes, but that is not what you get with Thomas Monckton. Rebecca Fox finds out what being a clown in the 21st century means.

Channelling characters hard – all 17 of them

Channelling characters hard – all 17 of them

British actress Rebecca Vaughan will visit Dunedin for the first time this month, as part of the Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival, to bring her unique take on the Virginia Woolf novel Mrs Dalloway to life.

Doing it for themselves

Doing it for themselves

Sisters Karena and Kasey Bird were audience favourites when they won the reality television cooking show MasterChef 2014 title. But as Rebecca Fox discovers, they have not rested on their laurels during the past 18 months.