Peggy Pickit Sees The Face of God Direction: Giles Burton (written by Roland Schimmelpfennig/translated by David Tushingham) Circa Theatre; Circa Two (September 14 – October 12) After six years apart couples Liz (Rebecca Parker) and Frank (Gavin Rutherford) and Martin (Patrick Davies) and Carol (Fingal Pollock) reunite for a dinner party. That’s ostensibly our premise […]
Puss in Boots – The Pantomime Direction: Susan Wilson (written by Paul Jenden) Circa Theatre; Circa One (Nov 17 – Dec 23/Jan 2-12) Reviewed by Oscar Sweetman (age 7) Hi guys, do you remember that last year I actually reviewed the Pantomime at Circa called Peter Pan – it’s okay if you don’t remember because my dad […]
Problems Direction: Gavin Rutherford (written by Joe Musaphia) Circa Theatre; Circa One (May 11 – 26) We walk in past the murals of The Great Leader and Madame Great Leader and we’re sat in front of two huge doors. Behind them…The Great Leader. He’s having his nap. With a loaded gun. Two guards (Stephan, played […]
Welcome to episode 95 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and Le Petite Chocolat. This one is a conversation with Gavin Rutherford, he’s a Wellington-based actor closely associated with Circa Theatre – but maybe you’ve seen him across film and TV appearances also. He does voice work, some directing and anything that needs […]
Peter Pan – The Pantomime Direction: Susan Wilson (written by Pinky Agnew & Lorae Parry) Circa Theatre; Circa One (Nov 18 – Dec 23/Jan 2-13) The Circa Theatre end of year panto has been a mainstay across the last year – however last year’s romp through Jack And The Beanstalk felt phoned in, stale. The […]
The Father Direction: Ross Jolly (written by Florian Zeller; translated by Christopher Hampton) Circa Theatre; Circa One (Oct 14 – Nov 11) The Father manages that rare feat: to be profoundly moving and deeply, often darkly, hilarious. Florian Zeller’s script is a masterpiece, the writing just about perfect, an examination of the cruelty of aging […]
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.