Loose Canons: Rhys Nicholson
Chilly Romance: A Review of No Science To Goodbye
Finding My LOL-mate

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Loose Canons

Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists we love to share five things that have informed their work. Meet the rest of our Loose Canons here.

Sydney-based stand-up comedian Rhys Nicholson hit big last year with a nomination for Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Barry Award, and this year he returns to the New Zealand International Comedy Festival with I’m Fine.

Rhys is a Sydney...

Theatre

Adam Goodall reviews No Science To Goodbye and finds a play that tries to combine poetry and naturalism, but never quite reaches the boil.

The spectre of climate change looms large over Annabel Wilson’s No Science To Goodbye. Frank, a glaciologist from Wanaka, has a front row seat to global warming, helplessly watching it eat away at Southland’s ice shelves. Between scenes he tells us about his...

Comedy

The weather is cooling down, the comedians are warming up – it's the first day of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival!

As a Comedy Festival taster this year, we thought we'd hear from the couplets, the lovers, the sweet twosomes that can be found in every corner of New Zealand's comedy scene. It sure can get lonely out there when it's just you and a microphone, so it's natural to fire some of that irrepressible...

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Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Rhys Nicholson
Theatre
Chilly Romance: A Review of No Science To Goodbye
Comedy
Finding My LOL-mate
American Journal
Read Time: 15 mins
Writer Courtney Sina Meredith shares vivid, mesmerising...
Literature
American Journal
By Courtney Sina Meredith
Breathing Out: A Review of Stories on the Four Winds: Ngā Hau e Whā
Read Time: 7 mins
Elizabeth Heritage reviews Stories on the Four Winds...
Literature
Breathing Out: A Review of Stories on the Four Winds: Ngā Hau e Whā
By Elizabeth Heritage
An Homage, a Beacon: On Michael Parekowhai's 'The Lighthouse'
Read Time: 10 mins
What do you expect public art to do? Lana Lopesi reflects...
Art
An Homage, a Beacon: On Michael Parekowhai's 'The Lighthouse'
By Lana Lopesi
The New Zealand Fringe Festival 2017: The First Week
Read Time: 23 mins
It's New Zealand Fringe Festival season and Pantograph...
Theatre
The New Zealand Fringe Festival 2017: The First Week
By Pantograph Punch
Loose Canons: Ben Crowder
Read Time: 8 mins
Loose Canons is a series where we invite artists we...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Ben Crowder
By Ben Crowder
A Period of Absent-Mindedness
Read Time: 13 mins
Harrison Christian on a Northland summer
Society
A Period of Absent-Mindedness
By Harrison Christian
Tending the Vines: A Review of deVINE
Read Time: 4 mins
deVINE, a new play by RECollective is the story of...
Theatre
Tending the Vines: A Review of deVINE
By Madeleine De Young
Intimacy Under Duress: A Review of Onstage Dating
Read Time: 9 mins
Each night in Onstage Dating, Melbourne-based performer...
Theatre
Intimacy Under Duress: A Review of Onstage Dating
By Jess Bates
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