Playwright and dance theatre leader Jan Bolwell says her Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit award has given a welcome boost to the public profile of people in the arts.
A renaissance of theatre is set to flourish in Dunedin after two of the city’s top theatre companies received major funding grants.
On Tuesday evening, the Dunedin Town Hall resounded with music of one of the best-known oratorios, Messiah by George Frederik Handel.
Murder in the Cathedral isn’t always performed in cathedrals, but the free scenery is an obvious advantage, and Jonathan Cweorth’s production makes the most of all St. Paul’s has to offer, write Barbara Frame.
Dunedin’s theatre community will celebrate the year’s achievements and most exciting moments at Monday’s 10th annual Dunedin Theatre Awards.
Loughlan Prior and Claire Cowan let their imaginations run wild when creating Hansel and Gretel for the Royal New Zealand Ballet. They tell Rebecca Fox about ticking off a few firsts.
Having to think about each word you say or risk breaching a draconian word limit law raises some interesting questions in Arcade Theatre’s latest production. Rebecca Fox talks to the actors faced...
Emmett Hardie has taken on a complicated family saga steeped in Dunedin history for his directorial debut. Rebecca Fox reports.
Erina Daniels is bringing a play about her family home for her ‘‘southern’’ family to see. She tells Rebecca Fox about discovering stories about aunts, uncles and cousins are universal.
As a former University of Otago drama student, Ben Crowder is looking forward to bringing his latest production to Dunedin. Rebecca Fox talks to Crowder and actress Jennifer Ludlam about Mr Red Light.
After an extensive search for hot new writing talent across New Zealand, the fifth New Zealand Young Writers Festival will start in Dunedin next week.
For the first time, Janet Frame’s first full-length work, Owls Do Cry, will be brought to life on stage. Red Leap artistic director Julie Nolan tells Rebecca Fox about the pressure of premiering...
Actors from Heidelberg, Germany (from left) Dennis Massman, Paul Hopkins, Sophie Ziegler and Johanna Englebrecht prepare a scene from The Getaway, by German playwright Paul Liedvogel.
Emily Perkins’ adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 original moves the setting to present-day New Zealand, and the home of builder Theo and his resourceful, impulsive, generous wife Nora.
Chicago-based producer and director Tanya Palmer will have some advice for young playwrights when she visits Dunedin for next week’s Unesco Cities of Literature Short Play Festival. She tells...
Ophelia Thinks Harder turns Shakespeare on its head and gives local actors a chance to see his work in a different light, Lynne Keen and Helen Fearnley tell Rebecca Fox.