Theatre

Perspective on Mansfield

Actress Cathy Downes brings The Case of Katherine Mansfield to life in Queenstown tomorrow, 90 years after the celebrated New Zealand author died in France.

Free-entry 'Play' earns theatre awards

Free-entry 'Play' earns theatre awards

A free-entry play set in the rubble of a main street building dominated the 2012 Dunedin Theatre Awards last night.

Immigrant story told in 'heart-warming' show

Immigrant story told in 'heart-warming' show

One of the actors in musical theatre production Home need only think back to his own family history to channel the gamut of emotions felt by historical immigrants to New Zealand.

Fairer theatre awards object of using matrix

Fairer theatre awards object of using matrix

The 2012 Dunedin Theatre Awards will enlist the power of 1000 minds.

Celebrating NZ's rural communities

The Middlemarch Singles Ball has all the ingredients for a great play, playwright Karen Trebilcock says.

Call to fill Chinese miner roles

People of Chinese descent are wanted by organisers of the Chinese Village Theatre, to be staged as part of the Arrowtown 150 celebrations this Labour Weekend.

Drama in the pub to be regular

 Drama in the pub to be regular

Audiences will be required to suspend disbelief and engage their imaginations a little more than usual when the Remarkable Theatre stages its new series of plays without costumes, props, or even a stage.

Sellout play started in a bedroom

Sellout play started in a bedroom

A play first performed in the playwright's bedroom in front of 15 friends and relatives arrives in the Lakes district later this month as part of a national tour.

Wakatipu pupils take on dance extravaganza

Wakatipu pupils take on dance extravaganza

Wakatipu audiences will be kicking off their Sunday shoes this week as more than 65 Wakatipu High School pupils take to the stage, performing Footloose.

Shows raise $35,000

Shows raise $35,000

Two sold-out shows in Wanaka by Oscar-nominated actor Sir Ian McKellen have raised tens of thousands of dollars towards the restoration of Christchurch's earthquake-damaged Isaac Theatre Royal.

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