By the time the show starts, actor Rob Mokaraka has greeted people individually, let everyone know that watching the show isn’t always going to be easy, and assured them that it’s “OK to cry” if things get tough.
In their debut appearance at Arts Festival Dunedin, Christchurch's Rebound Dance Company present the triple bill - choreographed by the company's three co-founders - Born Out Of Curiosity, writes reviewer Penny Neilson.
Anyone who saw Hudson and Halls at the Fortune Theatre last year knows that Anya Tate-Manning has fantastic energy on stage.
Alex Ellis begins her performance of Miss Jean Batten sitting in a precarious position astride the top of a ladder, as Batten had to balance the social and political forces ranged against her as an...
Jane Doe, in this play, is used as a name for women who’ve been sexually assaulted, writes Barbara Frame.
Arts Festival Dunedin 2018 is 137 performances across 36 theatre, music, dance and visual arts shows in 10 days. Here's a selection of some of the highlights.
The international stage beckons for three Queen’s High School drama pupils, whose talent has earned them national and international recognition.
A sombre mood prevailed at the final performance of Homecoming at the Allen Hall Theatre on Saturday night, writes Barbara Frame.
Showing that age is no barrier to creative contemporary dance, Rebound Dance Company is making its debut at the Dunedin Arts Festival.
Stories from the heart drive the founders of Australian circus group Casus. New Zealand-born performer Natano Fa’anana tells Rebecca Fox about connecting and strength.
US playwright Neil Simon, who became one of Broadway's most prolific and popular playwrights, has died at 91.
Taieri Dramatic Society continues its 70th anniversary programme with a new local comedy for mature audiences - Bangers `n' Mash.
From Dunedin dance student to showgirl, Jessica Hart is passionate about the creative, beautiful art form. She tells Rebecca Fox about her road to heels and feathers.
Opera Don Giovanni draws former Dunedin singer Robert Tucker back to the city while it brings Australian baritone Adam Jon here for the first time.
Fresh from major stage success, Taieri Musical Society is going back to its community roots as it prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary in October.
A highlight of Arts Festival Dunedin 2018 will be a dazzling circus-style adventure that brings to life the air we breathe. Bruce Munro talks to Air Play creators Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone.