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Friday 29 May 2015


 Review: Chekhov Gone Wilde
Posted in: Performance  26th May 2015
"Patrick Graham is a larger-than-life human being and his theatre productions follow suit. He has a big personality and his productions are colonised by characters of not dissimilar dimension."


 Patrick Graham's Chekhov Gone Wilde!
Posted in: Performance  20th May 2015
Patrick Graham is back with another theatre mash-up, this time mixing the work of Anton Chekhov and Oscar Wilde.


 Review: Eli Matthewson: Faith
Posted in: Performance  13th May 2015
Comedian Eli Matthewson connects and chats informally, occasionally declaims and frequently reflects - but from beginning to end he is irresistibly, homosexually, laugh-out-loud, funny.


 Review: The Girl and The Gay
Posted in: Performance  29th April 2015
The transition between the freewheeling invincibility of young adulthood and the looming implications of maturity is explored with wit and wisdom by gay playwright Sam Brooks.


 Review: DeAnne Smith’s Get Into It
Posted in: Performance  29th April 2015
Verdict: clever comedy meets punchy unpretentious hilarity in a show lesbians, and anyone with a funny bone, will love. Go see her, pack the house, so she comes back next year!


 Comedy Fest Teaser: Eli Matthewson
Posted in: Performance  27th April 2015
The "little gay rock-star of New Zealand comedy" Eli Matthewson is someone you want to check out at the NZ International Comedy Fest.


 DeAnne Smith wants you to Get Into It!
Posted in: Performance  24th April 2015
"It's a pretty gay show," visiting comedian DeAnne Smith says. “There’s jokes about my ex, there’s jokes about my new girlfriend ... There’s jokes about a failed one night stand."


 Comedy Fest Teaser: Neil Thornton
Posted in: Performance  20th April 2015
Neil Thornton is a bear from New York City currently living in Wellington with his husband, and making waves on the comedy circuit. Check out his 'After Hours' set here.


 Comedy Fest teaser: DeAnne Smith
Posted in: Performance  18th April 2015
Canadian-American lesbian comedian DeAnne Smith is bringing her show Get Into It to the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. Check out some of her stand-up here.


 Rent's coming to Papakura
Posted in: Performance  15th April 2015
The Papakura Theatre Company is bringing Rent to the stage next month. Luke Ellery, who plays Angel, tells us why he loves the musical so much.


 Short Film Sunday: Tama Ma
Posted in: Performance  29th March 2015
Okareka Dance Company's very first show, Tama Ma, tells the story of two men who travel from boyhood, to manhood, and the real life tale of love, life, joy and sorrow.


 Review: GALS Pride Festival concert
Posted in: Performance  27th February 2015
A great concert, with GALS doing what they do best... singing with passion, cohesivenes and moments of stunning beauty


 Review: Bare (The Musical)
Posted in: Performance  23rd February 2015
"Several aspects resonated with me particularly," writes Craig Hoyle. "The young teen torn between his religion and his sexuality, and the refusal by his family to acknowledge their son was different."


 Review: Fine Fatale's Freak Show
Posted in: Performance  19th February 2015
Freak Show is a powerhouse of emotion, humanity, religious and social politics, and Samoan tradition choreographed with verve and performed with physicality and soul.


 Worthy - Small budget, big heart
Posted in: Performance  19th February 2015
The musical talent and control of emotions through scenes that had the audience in tears makes in an A+ performance that touches the heart of the Rainbow Community.