Auckland Theatre Review

  • Sam Brooks’ ‘Burn Her’ is dark, funny and wonderfully uncomfortable

    As I walk into Q Theatre’s Loft for the opening night of Burn Her, I really don’t know what to expect. I’ve seen posters for this show around town, but I honestly have no idea what it’s about. The stage is simple; just a

    August 4, 2018 • Theatre, What's On • Views: 821

  • The Comedy of Errors a fun, slapstick-filled tale of mistaken identity

    Rounding off this year’s season at The Pop-Up Globe is The Comedy of Errors. This fun, slapstick-filled tale of mistaken identity brings Shakespeare’s comedic classic to Auckland in this accessible production that gave us

    February 25, 2018 • Theatre, What's On • Views: 767

  • Danny and the Deep Blue Sea misfit’s feel timeless

    Performed in New Zealand for the first time in over a decade, the gripping tale of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley is back thanks to the director Sara Wiseman, who played Roberta years

    August 24, 2017 • Theatre, What's On • Views: 1282

  • Non Flower Elements not your average night at the theatre

    “How much of the you that you know yourself as, is you?” this, and many other philosophical questions will fly through your head (with no necessary requirement to answer) during the performance of Non Flower Elements at

    August 23, 2017 • Theatre, What's On • Views: 650

  • Bitter Sweet Review

    The screechy and chaotic stage of Bitter Sweet easily replicates a bustling, exotic marketplace which occasionally breaks the fourth wall and assaults the senses from all angles. Even up in the rafters behind the audience cast

    January 16, 2015 • What's On • Views: 1222

  • Spiegelworld presents Empire

    The beautiful and luxurious traveling Belgian Spiegeltent is currently pitched in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter. Spiegelworld has brought the hugely successful show Empire to New Zealand, a show that first debuted in New York

    January 10, 2015 • Theatre, Video, What's On • Views: 2683

  • The Paper Cinema’s Odyssey

    Nicholas Rawling leads an extremely talented ensemble well versed in all aspects of creative art on a journey into the life of the famed Odysseus. What begins as a blank projector canvas is quickly brought to life by the hands of

    October 30, 2014 • Theatre, Video, What's On • Views: 1542

  • The Sound Of Music Review

    The London Palladium production of The Sound Of Music is everything you want it to be; exquisite sets, beautiful costumes, stunning performances and those well known ditties that bring childhood memories flooding back. With a

    October 6, 2014 • Theatre, What's On • Views: 2927

  • GOD-BELLY Review

    The first thing you notice are the crumpets. As the audience files downstairs to Q Theatre’s Vault  to experience the opening night of GOD-BELLY, the stairs are strewn with the small flat rounds of doughy goodness, and when we

    September 11, 2014 • Theatre, What's On • Views: 1169

  • Hubbub Review

    The all-female cast and crew of Basement theatre’s latest offering, Hubbub, have put together a thought provoking, laugh-out-loud and cohesive production that is well worth checking out this week. The play is set entirely on

    September 3, 2014 • Theatre, What's On • Views: 3346