DOTCOM THRILLS IN STAGE DEBUT
Written by Barnaby Fredrick and Nic Sampson
at The Basement, Lower Greys Ave, Auckland
From 12 Dec 2012 to 22 Dec 2012
Reviewed by Paul Simei-Barton, 13 Dec 2012
originally published in New Zealand Herald
News that Kim Dotcom had joined the Basement's end-of-year Christmas bash set off the kind of frenetic anticipation that has children refusing to go to sleep on Christmas Eve. And just as unwrapping the present seldom matches the wish list whispered into Santa's ear, there were some disappointments along with a few rushes of excitement.
The appearance of the big man in a video segment at the end of the show – and in person on opening night – was a genuine thrill. Dotcom's flair for showmanship and memorable physical presence make him a natural Santa Claus and he landed a few well-timed jabs at the government's staggering incompetence in the handling of his case. [More]
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