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 Kimberley Buchan is an avid theatre goer from Dunedin. She has taught Drama for the last eleven years in a few secondary schools around the Otago region. This takes up her daylight hours.

Her evenings are taken up with performing, usually on the stage, occasionally on screen. She is a regular performer appearing on the Globe, Playhouse, Athenaeum and Mayfair theatre stages.

Recent performances include The Importance of Being Earnest, Look Back in Anger and Verdict. In her spare time she reviews the exciting theatre scene in Dunedin and is one of the judges for the Dunedin Theatre Awards.

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Theatre and dance reviews since 2006.

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MR RED LIGHT

Wellington, Blenheim, Dunedin, Nelson

15/10/2019 - 08/03/2020

"Bursting with magical, theatrical moments..

"Absurdist drama peppered with laughs, gasps and ‘wtf?/omg!’ moments..

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TOY FACTORY FIRE

Dunedin

30/03/2019 - 31/03/2019

"Crucial messages brought home in strangely hypnotic hallucination-cum-documentary..

JACKS THE RIPPER

Dunedin

29/03/2019 - 30/03/2019

"Compassion offsets appalling details..

TROUBLE-D

Dunedin

28/03/2019 - 28/03/2019

"Breaks down the boundaries..

MY GRANDMOTHER'S M.A.I.D.

Dunedin

24/03/2019 - 30/03/2019

"It’s not about the hired help..

MARINE SNOW

Dunedin

23/03/2019 - 26/03/2019

"An absurd take on what it means to relate..

LAVVIES

Dunedin

22/03/2019 - 30/03/2019

"Vanity antics fair game for comedy..

"Laugh till you cry..

ONE PERFECT MOMENT

Dunedin

21/10/2017 - 11/11/2017

"Mother-daughter relationship resolved in trip across globe..

"Forever and fleeting relationships inspire both laughter and groans..

Central Otago Man

Mosgiel

08/06/2017 - 16/06/2017

"Needs tightened pace and an energy boost..

"Tough, blokeish facade cracks..

MR and MRS ALEXANDER: Sidehows and Psychics

Wellington, Dunedin, Christchurch

18/01/2015 - 06/05/2017

"Terrific tale of tricksters..

"As subjectively astonishing as it is objectively fascinating..

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The Last Five Years (Dunedin 2017)

Dunedin

17/03/2017 - 18/03/2017

"Pick of the Fringe..

RAPANUI the song of stone

Dunedin, Wellington

18/02/2017 - 18/03/2017

"Interesting experiment not for sceptics..

"Impressive strength and courage..

Stories to Heal Violence

Dunedin

16/03/2017 - 18/03/2017

"Heart-breaking, vulnerable, strong, and uplifting..

Much Ado About Nothing

Dunedin

23/02/2017 - 04/03/2017

"Strong leads in press office version..

UNDER MILK WOOD

Dunedin, Nelson, Auckland

08/10/2016 - 22/10/2016

"Celebrating timeless brilliance..

"Effortless, agile, polished and fresh..

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BARNIE DUNCAN in CALYPSO NIGHTS

Nelson, Wellington, Hamilton, Edinburgh, Scotland, Auckland, Dunedin

01/05/2013 - 07/10/2016

"From bewilderment to dancing via calypso..

"Sexy, mysterious and political..

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MICHELE A’COURT in STUFF I FORGOT TO TELL MY DAUGHTER

Invercargill, Havelock North, Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, Bay of Islands, Nelson

27/04/2013 - 06/04/2017

"Self-deprecating, honest, forth-right, confident, grounded and bloody funny..

"Everyone leaves the theatre with a smile..

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BEYOND THE BRIGHT BLACK EDGE OF NOWHERE

Dunedin

04/10/2016 - 07/10/2016

"Suspenseful and creepy, but do we really care?..

"Perfect for conspiracy theorists, and lovers of mystery and urban legends..

SONGS FOR THE FALLEN

Auckland, Nelson, Havelock North, Dunedin

28/09/2016 - 13/10/2016

"Formidable team keeps up incredible pace..

"Helter-skelter spiral from abandonment..

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THE DEVIL'S HALF-ACRE

Dunedin, Wellington

09/03/2016 - 04/10/2016

"Con-artists’ tale magical performance..

"Consistently tense and engaging..

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TINY DEATHS

Dunedin

07/09/2016 - 09/09/2016

"Passionate production impeccably cast..

THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES

Dunedin

16/07/2016 - 23/07/2016

"Children love a funny show..

"Pretentious adult triviality is cut down to size..

“ZE”: QUEER AS F*CK!

Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin

12/03/2016 - 18/03/2017

"An endless rollercoaster of self-discovery and acceptance..

"“Everyone needs to see this show”..

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