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June 11, 2024

HANDCUFFS SWINGING AXES AND UBEREATS TAKE OUT THE TOP PRIZE

Alex kicks off her wildly satirical thriller Becoming Jeff Bezos with a fugitive and a ‘10% off your first purchase’ UberEats voucher. Her play then explodes into madness involving blood, bodies and the pleasures of late-stage capitalism.

June 6, 2024

Exciting new dance festival for Pōneke

Footnote NZ Dance launch the inaugural PŌNEKE FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE.

June 3, 2024

LISA GETS A GONG!

Lisa Jadwiga Valentina Warrington, services to theatre and education, Dunedin. Huge congratulations from the Theatreview Trust for this extremely well-deserved honour!

May 15, 2024

Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand National University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival 2024

“Close reading, creativity, collaboration, communication are just a few of the plethora of qualities which are enhanced,” said SGCNZ CEO, Dawn Sanders, “Rising to the challenge of re-imagining Shakespeare’s works in so many ways gets their ‘imaginary forces' working, as well as, for the many student directors, management of their project, peers and time.”

May 1, 2024

Vale Sir Vincent O’Sullivan.

Poet, playwright, critic, fiction writer, biographer, editor, celebrated teacher.

April 15, 2024

ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD for 2024

Playmarket is pleased to announce the joint winners of the ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD for 2024: Dan Bain for The Odyssey and Sam Brooks for This Is My Story of Us.

April 12, 2024

Tempo Dance Festival moving forward

The New Zealand Dance Festival Trust (NZDFT) is proud to announce a significant partnership with The New Zealand Dance Company.

March 27, 2024

Dance in aroha, Stephen Bradshaw (1963 – 2024).

"A gentle, humble and selfless soul" - Tiaki Kerei pays tribute to a man who paved the way for contemporary Māori dance...

March 20, 2024

NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR APPOINTED TO THE COURT THEATRE

Gretchen La Roche, a well-respected and seasoned arts executive, is returning to Christchurch to lead The Court Theatre as its new Executive Director.

March 16, 2024

NZ FRINGE 2024 AWARDS – Nominees and Winners

NZ FRINGE 2024 AWARDS – Nominees and Winners Winners are highlighted in bold.

February 9, 2024

DIVING INTO SHAKESPEARE

This year’s SGCNZ YSC troupe, which comprises almost 50% Māori students, travels to the Globe in July.

February 9, 2024

DUNEDIN THEATRE AWARDS 2022 and 2023

The 12th Dunedin Theatre Awards will be held on Monday, February 12, at Hanover Hall. Doors open at 5.30pm and the ceremony starts at 6pm. Entry is free, koha appreciated.

January 12, 2024

Jennifer Shennan Dance review of 2023

Farewell to a year of dance, 2023

January 4, 2024

THEATREVIEW OVERVIEW 2023

Ngā mihi o te tau hou ki a koutou mai i te whānau o Te Whare Tapere Tirohanga Hou! Happy New Year to all from the Theatreview whānau! 2023 has been a significant year for Theatreview. Here are some of the highlights:

December 15, 2023

Vale Renée. Moe mai rā e te rangatira.

Feminist playwright and poet Renée dies aged 94. She was one of the country’s most notable writers. She described herself as a lesbian feminist with socialist working-class ideals, and was considered a pioneer in writing about working-class women, takatāpuiand Māori. Read More

December 14, 2023

NEW ZEALAND FRINGE FESTIVAL 2024

From 16 February – 9 March, creators hailing from overseas as well as Aotearoa will be gracing stages around the capital city. In the three-week season, there will be 800+ artists presenting a huge 160+ creative, boundary-pushing and diverse events.

December 11, 2023

Ngā Whakarākei O Whātaitai presents the 32nd Annual Wellington Theatre Awards of 2023

Sunday 10th December | 7:30pm | Hannah Playhouse

December 4, 2023

EMERGING REVIEWERS PROGRAMME – Theatreview  September 2023

A diverse group of participants gathered at the Le Moana space upstairs on Taranaki Street. This was an excellent light filled space , with kitchen facilities offered by the organisation for a koha of $100.

November 27, 2023

Presenting the highly anticipated 2023 WELLINGTON THEATRE JUDGES AWARD NOMINATIONS!

Congratulations to all the exceptional nominees. Prepare for an evening filled with anticipation as we reveal the community nominations and winners at the grand event on Sunday, December 10. Join us for an enchanting evening that pays tribute to the heartbeat of Wellington's vibrant theatre community!

November 9, 2023

Jennifer Shennan pays tribute to Sir Jon Trimmer

Dancer, actor, mime, mentor. Gardener, painter, potter. Son, brother, husband. Friend, and citizen of Paekākāriki. Calm, kind, intuitive, funny, disciplined, loyal, supportive, discreet, gracious, grateful.

October 29, 2023

Sir Jon Trimmer left his beautiful dancing body on the morning of October 26th 2023. Vale Jon T. Thank you.

That evening Kerry Prendergrast acknowledged his passing, with a well-placed tribute, at the opening of the Royal New Zealand Ballet's season of Hansel and Gretel. The performance was dedicated to him. The company’s enduring legacy is, in part, attributable to Sir Jon Trimmer. He was a dancer in their ranks for 60 years, their kaumātua, and an ever gracious, humble yet consummate artist who brought majesty and magic to the stage. Offstage, always kind, always with a twinkle in his eye and a smile. We will keep you posted about events to mark his life.

October 28, 2023

Commemorating Douglas Wright on his birthday.

An event curated and hosted by Jennifer Shennan was held to celebrate his work. It is hoped this will become an annual event.

October 26, 2023

Creative NZ’s Financial Future Laid Bare 

"All indications are that there will be less pūtea to support the sector next financial year and beyond than in recent years" – CNZ Chief Executive Stephen Wainwright explains what lies ahead for leading arts funder.

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