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
Moira's Lament: A Conversational Review of Boys
Read Time: 20 mins
Kate Prior went to Auckland Theatre Company's production...
Theatre
Moira's Lament: A Conversational Review of Boys
By Kate Prior
The Play in the Playground: The New Zealand Play and Playwriting in Schools
Read Time: 19 mins
Theatre
The Play in the Playground: The New Zealand Play and Playwriting in Schools
By Kate Prior
They Have Some Shit To Say: Creating Work with Young People
Read Time: 16 mins
This weekend ATC's Here and Now Festival opens at...
Theatre
They Have Some Shit To Say: Creating Work with Young People
By Kate Prior
Idiosyncratic Man O’War: A review of Blood Ties
Read Time: 10 mins
Vaughan Rapatahana reviews Blood Ties by Jeffrey Paparoa...
Literature
Idiosyncratic Man O’War: A review of Blood Ties
By Vaughan Rapatahana
Whakanuia: April 2017's celebration of great stuff
Read Time: 7 mins
Paekakariki, Sara Hughes, Native Collective and mental...
Whakanuia
Whakanuia: April 2017's celebration of great stuff
By Pantograph Punch
Reality Is Already Augmented: William Linscott's 'XCIII'
Read Time: 10 mins
Eloise Callister-Baker on William Linscott's new work...
Art
Reality Is Already Augmented: William Linscott's 'XCIII'
By Eloise Callister-Baker
We All Have A Story: A Review of Weave
Read Time: 6 mins
A veritable tapestry of New Zealand stories, Madeleine...
Theatre
We All Have A Story: A Review of Weave
By Madeleine De Young
“Who let you into the building?!”
Read Time: 10 mins
Artist and designer Biljana Popovic and curator Elle...
Art
“Who let you into the building?!”
By Elle Loui August
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