Alister McDonald

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Alister McDonald has written theatre reviews and journalism for 50 years. His work has been published in MercuryCriticThe Otago Daily TimesThe Christchurch StarThe New Zealand TimesActCentre Stage AustraliaFree CopyPlaymarket NewsTheatre AustralasiaAnglesPlaymarket Annual and Playmarket e-bulletins. He was the Dramaturg of the Fortune Theatre in Dunedin from 1985 to 2018 and has served on the Playmarket Executive since 1996.

Alister McDonald's reviews

Stupid F**king Bird


24/08/2023 - 26/08/2023

"Mainly youthful performers clearly relish the challenges..



22/06/2023 - 02/07/2023

"Violence essential to impact..

"A play that still has the power to shock..

Out at Sea


20/03/2023 - 22/03/2023

"Polished and energetic..

WINDING UP (ATC on tour)


06/03/2023 - 11/03/2023

"From the good life to funeral plans..

"A comic two-hander with ideal pairing..