PSA: Election 2020 Direction: Gavin Rutherford (written by Thom Adams, Jamie McCaskill and Anya Tate-Manning) Circa Theatre; Circa One (August 21 – September 12) Public Service Announcements has been Wellington’s celebrated political satire series for the stage across the last decade. This was my first time attending. And of course Election 2020 has not only […]
Cock Direction: Shane Bosher (written by Mike Bartlett) Circa Theatre; Circa One (October 12 – November 9) Cock is the story of two guys and a girl. John (Jack Buchanan), a gay man, isn’t so happy with ‘M’ (Simon Leary). He’s bossed around a bit and made to feel small, a bit thick. They break […]
Welcome to episode 188 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and La Petite Chocolat. Now – as you probably know, as well as the usual platforms (this site, soundcloud, iTunes/Apple) you can now get to Sweetman Podcast on Spotify – follow it there and have it saved […]
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 […]
Anahera Direction: Katie Wolfe (written by Emma Kinane) Circa Theatre; Circa One (Sept 9 – Oct 7) Anahera (‘Angel’) is a young Maori social worker – and her angel-like presence hangs over the production; she’s there on stage in many non-speaking moments – quite literally embodying the ‘take a stand’ theme within this play, an […]
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.