Fortune Theatre

Spirits and money raised with ghosts

Spirits and money raised with ghosts

Ghosts are being used to raise spirits and much-needed cash in a run-down historic Dunedin theatre.

Hall draws on those around him

Hall draws on those around him

The Fortune Theatre opens its 40th anniversary season on Saturday with a new play by Roger Hall. Charmian Smith talks to New Zealand's best-known playwright about his new play and his long association with the theatre.

Phil's spill tops the bill

Phil's spill tops the bill

Breaking a leg, dying on stage - acting is not for the faint-hearted.

Thrilled to find Fortune

Thrilled to find Fortune

New Fortune Theatre general manager Jennifer Thompson must have wondered what she had got herself into.

''My parents found a mapbook of New Zealand and looked for Dunedin, but it wasn't in there,'' she admitted yesterday.

Review: Deafness brings family interaction into focus

Discussions of deafness often focus on two almost mutually exclusive ''worlds'' - the hearing world, and the deaf world.

Pacific Underground gets a warm welcome

Pacific Underground gets a warm welcome

Caselberg Trust artists in residence Pacific Underground mark 20 years of performance art with a show at the Fortune Theatre on Saturday.

Signs and meanings

Signs and meanings

Tribes, each with their own rituals and ways of doing things, can be found in families, communities and groups with particular interests, says Fortune Theatre artistic director Lara Macgregor. Charmian Smith talks to her about Tribes, the theatre's upcoming production.

A sisterly connection

A sisterly connection

Clothes are more than just a covering. They can evoke emotions of all kinds according to Fortune Theatre artistic director Lara Macgregor. Charmian Smith reports.

War inspires powerful work of contrasting emotions

War inspires powerful work of contrasting emotions

The Fortune Theatre is charged and primed for its 2013 season. The opening salvo is an explosive play which changed the landscape of New Zealand theatre. Nigel Benson reports.

Fortune raises the bar

Fortune raises the bar

The Fortune Theatre's 2013 programme is an exciting and ambitious line-up, pushing artistic and organisational boundaries, reports Charmian Smith.

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