Review Archive

Filter by:

Tess Jamieson-Karaha grew up in Eastbourne and received her bachelor of Acting at Toi Whakaari:NZ Drama School in 2010. Her most recent work includes playing Beth in the web series Pot Luck and Shelley in Seed at Circa in 2015.

She is a regular voice on the radio and her solo theatre piece, Please Help Yourself, was transcribed for Radio New Zealand in 2011. Her many other film and television roles include the young Judy Schollum in Consent – the Louise Nicholas story, War News, How to Meet Girls from a Distance, Catherine in the feature film Births, Deaths and Marriages to be released in late 2016.

Tess wrote, directed and starred in her short film Coffee Group. She is currently writing, teaching the screen acting course for acting students at Whitireia New Zealand and teaching kids of all ages at Rata Studios.

Welcome to the review archive.

Theatre and dance reviews since 2006.

Request a review
Songs of the Sea | Waiata o te Moana

Paraparaumu, Wellington

20/04/2017 - 29/04/2017

"A visual and aural sensory experience..

"Imaginative storytelling with a visual feast of theatre magic..


Wellington, Lower Hutt

11/02/2017 - 04/03/2017

"Simple, charming, creatively stimulating..


Paraparaumu, Wellington

16/04/2016 - 18/03/2017

"Entertaining exploration..

"A clever, poignant theatre experience for any developing imagination..

More reviews

ICE AGE LIVE! A Mammoth Show on Ice

Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton

13/05/2016 - 29/05/2016

"Over-stimulation detracts from engagement..

"Makes the world of the film tangible and immediate..

More reviews

Mrs Merry’s Christmas Concert

Lower Hutt, Wellington

03/12/2010 - 19/12/2015

"Comedy tragedy balance just right..

"Lots of reasons to see this festive treat..

More reviews



07/10/2015 - 07/10/2015

"Strong, non-apologetic, dynamic, recognisable..


Wellington, West Coast South Island

10/02/2012 - 16/11/2019


"A cultural treat that intrigues and delights..

More reviews


Wairarapa, Lower Hutt, A visual and aural sensory experience, Wellington

28/02/2015 - 14/03/2015

"Enough gold moments to keep us smiling..

Wellingon City Council
Aotearoa Gaming Trust
Creative NZ
Auckland City Council
Waiematā Local Board logo