WEED Direction: Ross Jolly (written by Anthony McCarten) Circa Theatre; Circa One (July 1 – 29) The play WEED was first performed as a contemporary piece – the playwright Anthony McCarten had the success of Ladies Night behind him and its 1990 premiere was at Circa Theatre in its earlier locale.
Hand To God Direction: Lyndee-Jane Rutherford (written by Robert Askins) Circa Theatre; Circa One (April 22 – May 20) Yes, you will see puppets fucking – let’s get that out of the way right now, it’s no plot-spoiler, the play is billed around that. And it’s crude and brilliant and devastatingly funny and you can […]
Lungs Direction: Dean Hewison (written by Duncan Macmillan) Circa Theatre; Circa Two (October 23 – November 19) Duncan Macmillan’s play has been performed internationally but here at Circa it makes its Wellington debut, and it’s the debut too for Hewison as a director of other people’s work. Known for his short and feature film work (as […]
Central Direction: Conrad Newport (written by Dave Armstrong) Circa Theatre; Circa One (October 15 – November 12) Dave Armstrong’s latest play isn’t exactly a comedy – but it’s full of great (very funny) lines. More importantly it’s full of prescient commentary as it explores social/political issues including immigration and gentrification, subtly pointing too to the […]
Welcome to episode 31 of Sweetman Podcast brought to you by Phantom Billstickers. This one is a conversation with Jonny Potts – a Wellington-based comedian. You can follow him on Twitter where he tweets jokes and asides and pop-cultural commentary/comedy as/at Faster Camels – @fastercamels.
Once again the popular Writers on Mondays sessions by Victoria Univeristy’s International Institute of Modern Letters will take place at Wellington’s Te Papa Museum (Level 4, Te Marae) from 12.15-1.15pm on Mondays from July 11 to September 26. The sessions are free and will feature writers in conversation discussing upcoming and already published works. It’s […]
Results Director: Andrew Bujalski Burn Later Productions/Madman Results is, at the very least intriguing – it works hard (pardon the pun) to achieve its own space outside of the traditional rom-com and is not obsessed with sending up the genre (the usual way films try to identify and side-step the trope, only to end up […]
The Place Beyond The Pines Director: Derek Cianfrance Hunting Lane Films/Pines Productions/Silverwood Films Just as it was with Blue Valentine, the previous film from director Derek Cianfrance, The Place Beyond The Pines is quick to tell you it is going to be epic, intense, possibly – at times, anyway – uncomfortable. There’s smoulder, there’s tension, […]