Janet McAllister

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Station to Station


01/07/2009 - 11/07/2009

"Thriller-like verve, arresting characters on way to End..

"Pithy, fast paced script provokes with subtlety and blatancy..

Te Karakia

Hamilton, Auckland, Brisbane, Queensland, Aust.

25/02/2009 - 08/06/2009

"Festival highlight keeps audience spellbound..

"“They got me: I cried”..

Ngâ Manurere


03/06/2009 - 10/06/2009

"Potent Maori writer ready to soar..

"Fledgling playwright’s subtle touch tugs the heartstrings..

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The Scene


29/05/2009 - 27/06/2009

"Clichéd ending to smoking hot Big Apple drama..

"Surreality check..

The Cherry Orchard


04/04/2009 - 05/04/2009

"Engaging relevance in lively new version of classic..

"A fruitful harvest from Chekhov’s orchard..

Life Is A Dream


14/03/2009 - 10/04/2009

"Spaniard’s nightmare of brutality and angst softened with humour..

"Neo-classical technological production packs a Hurstian punch..

The Chairs / Les Chaises


12/03/2009 - 28/03/2009

"Be seated for a night of slapstick and hyperbole..

"Absurdist classic about the eternally questionable phenomenon of human existence..

The Arrival

Wellington, Auckland, Seoul, South Korea

12/03/2009 - 15/07/2012

"The Arrival exceeds expectations..

"Organically articulate, skilful, lyrical, universal and inspirational..

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12/03/2009 - 15/03/2009

"Light-hearted child’s play..

"Odd, quietly charming..

Nostalgia – Ishinha (Japan)


11/03/2009 - 15/03/2009

"Beautiful extravaganza could have more tender moments..

"Less than the sum of its extraordinary parts..

Asian Tales™: Native Alienz


12/02/2009 - 21/02/2009

"Poignant flavour to seven appetisers of home-grown Asian theatre..

"Life is simply very complicated..