Auckland Theatre

  • FLAPS review

    After a sell-out show in 2016 Bits and Pieces Ensemble are back and Retouched with their brand new FLAPS production. Co-creators Brie Hill and Emily Campbell double up as part of the incredibly energetic, diverse and hilarious

    March 28, 2017 • Theatre, What's On • Views: 2479

  • Spirit House review

    Award-winning writer and director Carl Bland has done it again! His surreal mystery play Spirit House is a must see at the Auckland Fringe. It presents an abundance of theatrical delights as New Zealand actor and screen legend

    February 22, 2017 • Theatre, What's On • Views: 777

  • The Opening Night Before Christmas review

    The Basement Theatre’s annual festive show is back. The Opening Night before Christmas is described as Waiting for Guffman meets Love Actually. But instead of being set in Blaine or London, this show is set in Levin’s

    December 10, 2016 • Theatre, What's On • Views: 839

  • NZ Opera The Magic Flute review

    It might be dumbing it down (it’s definitely dumbing it down), but The Magic Flute, the famous opera comedy by Mozart, felt to me like a classical predecessor to Dreamworks’ Shrek. It’s a dark, twisted take on traditional

    June 17, 2016 • Theatre, What's On • Views: 2845

  • Blue Man Group Review

    The international entertainment phenomenon that is the Blue Man Group opened with an extravaganza of a show at Auckland’s Civic Theatre last night. The show itself is an amalgam of percussion, performance art and

    May 26, 2016 • Theatre, What's On • Views: 1403

  • ATC – Polo review

    At the National Party symbol that is SkyCity we watched a play that satirised core National values and the Auckland elite. Auckland Theatre Company’s new production Polo, from Dean Parker,  sees the lives of nine people

    February 15, 2016 • Theatre, What's On • Views: 1637

  • The Phantom of the Opera Review

    Yet again Auckland’s Civic Theatre hosts a classic musical from Lord Lloyd Webber’s back catalogue. Phantom of the Opera is brought to us by The Amici Trust and feels well suited to this historic venue. I was

    February 13, 2016 • Theatre, What's On • Views: 2804

  • Night of the Queer

    Representing the full spectrum of the queer community in a 2 hour show featuring 14 acts is a huge ask, and 2016′s Night of the Queer rises to the challenge with fearless, fabulous flair. MC’d by the deliciously

    February 12, 2016 • What's On • Views: 718

  • Auckland Theatre Awards 2015 Winners

    The Auckland Theatre Awards celebrated their 7th anniversary last night including the formally judged Excellence Awards. The awards were decided on by a panel of 6 judges who were kept secret until the event last night. The

    December 8, 2015 • News, Theatre, What's On • Views: 1086

  • Hudson & Halls Live review

    And we’re live! The gloriously camp kitsch kitchen high jinks of Hudson & Halls Live is the latest from Silo Theatre and they’ve definitely cooked this one to perfection. We’re at the Herald Theatre to attend a

    November 11, 2015 • Theatre, What's On • Views: 1234