Theatre

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.

Theatre group to perform Greer hostage drama-comedy

A hostage drama-comedy will be staged in Arrowtown this September by the Remarkables Theatre group.

'Highbrow' raises eyebrows

'Highbrow' raises eyebrows

A trip to the Waitaki Aquatic Centre in Oamaru left British actress Miriam Margolyes slightly puzzled this week, after a resident informed the former Harry Potter star that the works of Charles Dickens was "too highbrow" for the town.

Curtain-raiser to career

Curtain-raiser to career

Young playwright Aaron Blackledge has an agenda, reports Marjorie Cook, in Wanaka.

Slick show testimony to passion

Noel and Sue Walker, producers of the Gang Show playing at the Mayfair Theatre, can be very proud of the 2011 production they have devised and directed over the past five months.

So funny, but unsettling too

At one level, The Tutor is a comedy about male bonding, making allowances and reaching good outcomes.

New theatre group plans to 'give something back'

A new Dunedin theatre company has taken the stage.

Singer is Dorothy

Rehearsals are under way for the South Otago Theatrical Society's production of The Wizard of Oz , starring country sweetheart Vickie Evans. The Balclutha-based country singer will make her acting debut as Dorothy.

Review: A surreal, out-of-mind experience

If you like your theatre straightforward, 2 Dimensional Life of Her is not for you. But if you have a healthy imagination and a childlike enthusiasm for new ideas, see Fleur Elise Noble's remarkable performance.

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