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September 1, 2022

WRITER AND THEATRE DIRECTOR PHILLIP MANN DIES Writer and director Phillip Mann MNZM died on Thursday 1 September in Wellington.

A major contributor to the development of New Zealand theatre, Mann was the founding teacher at the country's first University drama department, at Victoria University Te Herenga Waka in 1970. He was also a leading theatre director, directing premieres of New Zealand work by Vincent O'Sullivan, Renee and Greg McGee, as well as scores of contemporary and classic plays and operas.

May 21, 2022

Biographical Plays? Can anyone recommend a ‘biographical play text’ – a play written about someone’s life in New Zealand?

Biographical Plays? Can anyone recommend a 'biographical play text' - a play written about someone's life in New Zealand?

December 12, 2021

Open Letter to Raewyn Whyte (National Treasure) From Lyne

Kia ora Raewyn I hope you are enjoying your new life on the shores of the Hokianga. I know it was nearly a year ago but we (dance people who love you) are finally getting our thoughts together to thank you. You left a big gap when you took flight. I took over your role at Theatreview as the Dance Editor and have been endeavouring to follow in your footsteps. This letter comes in part from Theatreview to thank you for fulfilling your Dance Editor role so magnificently from 2008 until 2020.

November 23, 2021

Moving beyond Square One. After all this, what would it mean for the arts and culture sector if it found itself back at square one? Square one means low wages,…

After all this, what would it mean for the arts and culture sector if it found itself back at square one? Square one means low wages, a medium income

September 17, 2021

THE DELTA DIFFERENCE: Why Aotearoa’s Performing Arts and Events need support now – and what you can do.

James Wenley, Theatre Scenes, explains why targeted support for Aotearoa’s performing arts and events sector is urgently needed to help see us through the Delta outbreak.We know that Delta is different. And so is the impact of Delta on Aotearoa’s performing arts and live events sector this year.Despite the move to level 2 outside of Auckland, our performing arts sector largely remains mothballed nationwide.

March 30, 2021

Vale PETER WILSON

March 27, 2021

Neil Edward Gray: lawyer, arts patron, died February 25, 2021

Rising from humble beginnings to become one of Wellington's sharpest legal minds and a respected patron of the arts, Neil Gray leaves a legacy that will long be remembered.  

February 15, 2021

Peter Vere-Jones, ONZM: 21 October 1939 – 26 January 2021. Highly respected Wellington actor – radio, stage, film, television – has died, aged 81.

January 25, 2021

BILL SHEAT. William Newton Sheat CNZM OBE 1 May 1930 – 20 January 2021

Bill Sheat was Patron of The Theatreview Trust (since its inception in 2011) and Shakespeare Globe Centre NZ . “He was a man, take him for all in all. I shall not look upon his like again.” – Hamlet, I, 2 “Now cracks a noble heart. Good night, sweet prince...” Hamlet, V, 2

September 1, 2020

HOHI NGAPERA TE MOANA KERI KAA CNZM QSO Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongowhakaata, 1942 – 2020Kauria atu koe ki te Moana nui a Kiwaki te kainga tuturu o Ngāi Tātouki…

HOHI NGAPERA TE MOANA KERI KAA CNZM QSO Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongowhakaata, 1942 – 2020 Kauria atu koe ki te Moana nui a Kiwa ki te kainga tuturu o Ngāi Tātou ki Hawaiki nui, Hawaiki roa, Hawaaiki pāmamao. Kei reira ngā tīpuna e tatari ana mōu. Moe mai rā e te Huiakaimanawa o Ngāti Porou, o Rangitukia

May 22, 2020

Court Theatre New Artistic Director. It seems to have slipped under the radar but yesterday the largest professional theatre company in NZ, a company that receives over a million dollars…

Court Theatre New Artistic Director. It seems to have slipped under the radar but yesterday the largest professional theatre company in NZ, a company that receives over a million dollars a year from Creative NZ, appointed a new Artistic Director until the end of 2023.

May 13, 2020

HELP Q GET THROUGH

HELP Q GET THROUGH

April 30, 2020

DEAN PARKER 1947-2020. The death yesterday (14 April 2020) of Dean Parker, one of New Zealand’s most successful screenwriters and playwrights, was announced by Murray Lynch, Director of Playmarket, the…

April 27, 2020

New Zealand actor Bruce Allpress died aged 89 on April 23, 2020, at home in Auckland. 

March 22, 2020

How will the arts cope with Covid-19 cancellations?

How will the arts cope with Covid-19 cancellations?

March 18, 2020

DUNEDIN FRINGE 2020 CANCELLED. Arrival of Covid 19 within Dunedin

DUNEDIN FRINGE 2020 CANCELLED. Arrival of Covid 19 within Dunedin

January 29, 2020

CAMPBELL THOMAS Obituary. Artistic Director, and actor, designer, lighting designer and director

CAMPBELL THOMAS Obituary. Artistic Director, and actor, designer, lighting designer and director

September 3, 2019

RAY HENWOOD 1937-2019…acting legend

RAY HENWOOD 1937-2019...acting legend

September 2, 2019

DANZ – critical funding cuts. Why has DANZ received this damming response from Creative New Zealand? It has gone from Totara funding to what? Nothing?

DANZ – critical funding cuts. Why has DANZ received this damming response from Creative New Zealand? It has gone from Totara funding to what? Nothing?

August 26, 2019

RAYMOND BOYCE 1928 – 2019. Theatre designer

RAYMOND BOYCE 1928 – 2019. Theatre designer

April 24, 2019

Who Killed Blair Peach? Excerpt and review

Who Killed Blair Peach? Excerpt and review

March 21, 2019

John Smythe on the Wellington Fringe Festival, with Jesse Mulligan

John Smythe on the Wellington Fringe Festival, with Jesse Mulligan

December 11, 2018

ATC Honcho. I’ve decided to apply. I’ve just been reading Nicholas Hytner’s account of his time at the English National Theatre

ATC Honcho. I've decided to apply. I've just been reading Nicholas Hytner's account of his time at the English National Theatre

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