Kathleen Mantel

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Kathleen Mantel has a bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Film and English Literature from Victoria University in Wellington.  She has a background in theatre production and performance.  Over the past 20 years she has lived in many places and worked in many arts related jobs.  She has worked as an arts reporter, editor, and writer for magazines and for television.    

Kathleen is a storyteller, and has made numerous short art videos for television and the web both in New Zealand and in the United States.   Over the past 15 years Kathleen has been making documentaries on a wide variety of subjects.  She is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. 

Kathleen Mantel's reviews

SANTA CLAUS

Wellington, Auckland

01/12/2017 - 15/12/2018

"The retrospective backwash dilutes the entertainment value..

"Ho Ho No..

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TE PŌ

Auckland, Wellington

01/03/2016 - 04/11/2017

"An eloquent, enjoyable mind bend about the imagination, art, belief, the darkness and the light..

"Being and Nothingness..

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PLEASUREDOME The Musical

Auckland

28/09/2017 - 05/11/2017

"A long way from home..

"A courageous extravaganza – hugely enjoyable..

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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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THE ROAD THAT WASN'T THERE

Wellington, Auckland, Lyttelton, Dunedin, Nelson, Wairarapa, Tauranga, Hawea, Invercargill

12/02/2013 - 01/08/2020

"Magical storytelling with one problematic element..

"Combines all the very best parts of theatre and storytelling..

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JEKYLL & HYDE

Wellington, Invercargill, Auckland, Dunedin

19/03/2016 - 11/07/2018

"Fun and pacy with underlying threads of political and social issue commentary..

"A slick, steely production moving mercilessly under the guise of madcap antics..

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PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT The Musical

Auckland

16/10/2016 - 06/11/2016

"And so you’re back… from overseas..

"Sparkling night out with reservations..

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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..

Kaha (2013-14)

Hastings, New Plymouth, Hamilton, Auckland, Dunedin, Nelson

13/06/2013 - 15/10/2014

"Strong and empowering, yet playful..

"Sharp acts..

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