The World War 1 trenches, we have always been told, were hell.
Staging Macbeth, Shakespeare's tale of prophecy, ambition, blood and revenge, is a challenge, especially in the Globe's small space. Director Dale Neill has met it with style and vision.
Six phenomenal artists, one legendary and notorious road. Okareka Dance Company is no stranger to divergent productions, but this is an absolute departure from any previous work.
The music of the late Glenn Miller continues to entertain and enthral, as evidenced last night by the audience which packed out Dunedin's Regent Theatre.
The opening night audience for the Taieri Musical Society's production of Schonberg's Les Miserables became completely absorbed in the tragic tale of passion and desperation, and their standing ovation left no doubt as to the success of the show.
Few people can take on Freddie Mercury and give even an adequate imitation of the late singer's special qualities. But last night Jonathan Ansell, of the Seven Irish Tenors, did just that.
The final event in the southernmost celebration of Benjamin Britten's centenary was a recital of three instrumental works from the legacy of music left by this notable British composer of last century, and the large lunchtime audience at Marama Hall yesterday were treated to a very professional performance by University Music Department staff (oboe Nick Cornish, cello Heleen Du Plessis, piano John van Buskirk, violin Tessa Peterson and viola Andrew Filmer).
Full houses for Aspiring Conversations indicate investigative journalism is a hot topic.
Is it Still Life or Brief Encounter? Still Life is Noel Coward's original one-act play, and the better-known Brief Encounter is the film, for which Coward also wrote the script.
NZTRIO Dunedin Public Art Gallery Thursday, October 18
Celebrating its 25th year on the international concert circuit, the New Zealand String Quartet performed Beethoven's five Late String Quartets in two consecutive evenings in a notably warm and architecturally charming First Church before a large audience. New Zealand String Quartet First Church August 29 and 30
Messiah Regent Theatre Tuesday, December 13
A man with a bald spot sits alone at a cafe table writing the old-fashioned way, with a pen. In a teacup sits something that may be a peach.
Eight members of a Dunedin-based cello choir performed at yesterday's lunchtime concert, in Marama Hall, before an audience of 150, including children taking a school holiday opportunity to attend a quality recital.
The first of the University of Otago's second semester Marama Hall lunch hour concerts was a wonderful recital.
At one level, The Tutor is a comedy about male bonding, making allowances and reaching good outcomes.
Big bold and pulsating best describes the sound that filled Dunedin's Town Hall last Friday evening, as internationally acclaimed The Ten Tenors reached Dunedin on their "Double Platinum World Tour".
Billy O'Keefe reviews the downloadable game of the week — Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale.