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.
Dunedin boy Dimitri Latton (12) will have little time to prepare before taking to the stage in a travelling play next week.
The Dunedin Repertory Society occupies a special niche in the city's arts community, providing regular opportunities for young thespians to gain performance experience.
The Vicar of Dibley comes with an audience ready from the outset to enjoy the stage version, and the audience for Wednesday night's preview in Mosgiel was no exception.
From Carol in Westside to Nora in A Doll’s House, Sophie Hambleton is developing a taste for playing strong women. She tells Rebecca Fox about following the work, in this case, back to Dunedin.