Gail Pittaway

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Gail Pittaway has reviewed theatre and music theatre for Theatreview, the Waikato Times and NZ Opera News for more than a decade. She lectures in Drama and Performance, Creative Writing and Storytelling, Myth and Ritual in the School of Media Arts at the Waikato Institute of Technology and is also a regular book reviewer for a Radio New Zealand’s ‘Nine to Noon’ programme.

Gail Pittaway's reviews

EXTREMITIES

Hamilton

19/10/2017 - 21/10/2017

"Disturbs but eventually satisfies..

QUARANTINE 4

Hamilton

19/10/2017 - 21/10/2017

"A whacky, fun piece..

THE VULTURES

Hamilton, Auckland

14/10/2017 - 21/10/2017

"A force to be reckoned with..

"Packs a powerful punch..

SHE DANCED ON A FRIDAY

Hamilton, Wellington

06/09/2017 - 15/09/2018

"A grim tale told with love and hope..

"An exquisitely crafted honouring of a life..

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ONE HILL OF A FIGHT

Hamilton

19/05/2017 - 19/08/2017

"A joyful and committed production..

"An experience to treasure..

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THE PICKLE KING

Napier, Gisborne, Whangarei, Hamilton, Tauranga, Christchurch, Dunedin, Auckland, Wellington

04/05/2017 - 09/09/2017

"A bright beacon of excellence..

"Well Preserved..

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ANZAC EVE

Wellington, Hamilton, Auckland, Bay of Islands, Tauranga, Invercargill, New Plymouth

21/03/2017 - 24/08/2017

"Neither laughed nor cried..

"Funny, serious, informative, warming..

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A LION IN THE MEADOW and Other Stories

Auckland, Hamilton

24/09/2016 - 29/10/2016

"A quality theatrical experience..

"Childhood: a time when anything’s possible..

THE PRESIDENT

Hamilton, Palmerston North, Wellington, Auckland

26/10/2016 - 12/11/2016

"The Future is Now..

"Funny, clever, depressing..

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SISTER ANZAC

Auckland, Hamilton

23/07/2014 - 28/08/2016

"Silence a testament to the power of the play..

"Unmistakeable commitment..

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THE BOOK OF EVERYTHING

New Plymouth, Hamilton, Auckland

14/03/2015 - 20/03/2016

"Theatre magic..

"Charming, engaging access to broader, deeper issues..

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RUMPELSTILTSKIN

Hamilton

05/03/2016 - 05/03/2016

"A great show from an outstanding performer..

SWIMMING WITH WHALES IN TONGA

Hamilton

03/03/2016 - 05/03/2016

"Really funny and thought-provoking..

THE PIED PIPER OF HAMILTON

Hamilton

20/02/2016 - 28/02/2016

"A great offering for families – and anyone..

THE ELEPHANT THIEF

Hamilton, Nelson, Wellington, New Plymouth, Auckland

05/12/2015 - 02/07/2016

"Stealing the Show..

"Immensely talented cast but play feels lost and confused..

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LEGENDARY DIVAS

Christchurch, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Invercargill, Wellington, Wanaka, Nelson

01/03/2015 - 16/02/2019

"Fills our heads and hearts with music..

"For old school song lovers everywhere..

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OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR

Hamilton

03/06/2015 - 06/06/2015

"Rich in irony..

STORM WARNING

Hamilton

18/03/2015 - 19/03/2015

"From haunting and evocative to high melodrama..

SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL

Hamilton

18/03/2015 - 19/03/2015

"Uneven but diverting..

FOR YOUR FUTURE GUIDANCE

NYC, USA, Wellington, Hamilton, Auckland, Dunedin

20/02/2013 - 22/03/2015

"Remarkably refreshing..

"Deadpan humour and understated irony..

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JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

Hamilton

14/02/2015 - 22/02/2015

"Menagerie adds to the fun..

SOLOTHELLO

Palmerston North, Auckland, Napier, Hamilton, Wellington, Nelson, Tauranga, Bay of Islands

14/02/2015 - 05/04/2017

"Transfixing magic at Waitangi..

"Original, captivating and charming..

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