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Sunday 26 April 2015


 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.


 Review: Night of the Queer
Posted in: Performance  19th February 2015
From beginning to end last night's opening night of was boisterous, exuberant and fun, sprinkled a little passion and pathos.


 Review: Away From Home
Posted in: Performance  18th February 2015
Actor Rob Ward’s whirlwind depiction of a whole host of characters, from a rent boy to his straight best mates, is one thing you need to see for yourself this Auckland Pride Festival.


 Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Posted in: Performance  17th February 2015
Lexie Matheson finds Michael Hurst's take is a super concept - and there is much to applaud from excellent acting, refined direction, attractive design and some tip top music.


 Rob Ward on Away From Home
Posted in: Performance  17th February 2015
Actor and co-writer Rob Ward fills us in on Away From Home, Auckland Pride Festival’s award-winning UK theatre import which tells the story of an escort who falls in love with a premiership footballer.


 Review: Girl on a Corner
Posted in: Performance  16th February 2015
"The best work I have seen for years, if not forever, and at the heart of it, surrounded by a magnificent ensemble, is the glorious Amanaki Prescott who is quite simply outstanding."


 Pride preview: We are all worthy
Posted in: Performance  15th February 2015
Auckland Rainbow Community Church has pulled together a diverse cast for its Auckland Pride Festival musical theatre production Worthy!!!