Reviews

The Sea Brought You Here and Now You Must Go Back: A Review of Namesake
Read Time: 11 mins
What does a name really hold? Hana Pera Aoake considers...
Art
The Sea Brought You Here and Now You Must Go Back: A Review of Namesake
By Hana Pera Aoake
Cold Call: A Review of A Streetcar Named Desire
Read Time: 8 mins
Melissa Laing reviews Shane Bosher's production of...
Theatre
Cold Call: A Review of A Streetcar Named Desire
By Melissa Laing
Monster Mash: A Review of Soft N Hard
Read Time: 6 mins
Jo Randerson and Thomas LaHood dig deep into the absurdity...
Theatre
Monster Mash: A Review of Soft N Hard
By Hannah Banks
The Naked Self: A Review of Non Flower Elements
Read Time: 5 mins
Kate Prior reviews new work from Ash Jones and Arlo...
Theatre
The Naked Self: A Review of Non Flower Elements
By Kate Prior
Mild Conflict: A Review of In The Wars
Read Time: 8 mins
Plateforme Théâtre's latest visits people, dogs and...
Theatre
Mild Conflict: A Review of In The Wars
By Shannon Friday
The Edinburgh Dispatch
Read Time: 7 mins
Direct from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, director...
Theatre
The Edinburgh Dispatch
By Nisha Madhan
Don't Get Comfortable: A review of The New Animals
Read Time: 7 mins
Briar Lawry reads Pip Adam's The New Animals, and...
Literature
Don't Get Comfortable: A review of The New Animals
By Briar Lawry
Broken Miniatures: A Review of A Doll's House
Read Time: 7 mins
Two years after its premiere at Auckland Theatre Company...
Theatre
Broken Miniatures: A Review of A Doll's House
By Maraea Rakuraku
Perm and Set: A Review of Steel Magnolias
Read Time: 5 mins
Erin Harrington heads to the 80s Louisiana weepie...
Theatre
Perm and Set: A Review of Steel Magnolias
By Erin Harrington
Tepid Bath: A Review of The Swimmer
Read Time: 5 mins
Adam Goodall reviews The Swimmer, a high-strung psychodrama...
Theatre
Tepid Bath: A Review of The Swimmer
By Adam Goodall
Chemical Romance: A Review of The Effect
Read Time: 6 mins
Melissa Laing takes in the wide-ranging narrative...
Theatre
Chemical Romance: A Review of The Effect
By Melissa Laing
Fear and Chicken Bones: A Conversational Review of Ranterstantrum
Read Time: 15 mins
Lana Lopesi and Kate Prior pick through the rubble...
Theatre
Fear and Chicken Bones: A Conversational Review of Ranterstantrum
By Pantograph Punch
Banging On The Ceiling: A Review of My Year With Helen
Read Time: 9 mins
Jacob Powell reviews Gaylene Preston's documentary...
Screen
Banging On The Ceiling: A Review of My Year With Helen
By Jacob Powell
Taniwha Below: A Review of Looking at Stuff in Clouds
Read Time: 5 mins
Shoshanna McCallum and Donna Brookbanks have returned...
Theatre
Taniwha Below: A Review of Looking at Stuff in Clouds
By Madeleine De Young
Stripped Back: A Review of Cock
Read Time: 7 mins
Sam Brooks reviews Cock, a co-presentation between...
Theatre
Stripped Back: A Review of Cock
By Sam Brooks
Not all Mid-life Crises: A Review of Pop Aye
Read Time: 4 mins
While some (male) mid-life crises come calling in...
Screen
Not all Mid-life Crises: A Review of Pop Aye
By Jacob Powell
Playground Battle: A Review of Lord of the Flies
Read Time: 9 mins
Centrepoint Theatre's latest Open Stage production...
Theatre
Playground Battle: A Review of Lord of the Flies
By Adam Goodall
Chalk Stories: A Review of My Best Dead Friend
Read Time: 7 mins
Anya Tate-Manning draws on personal stories of loss...
Theatre
Chalk Stories: A Review of My Best Dead Friend
By Melissa Laing
Two cheers for democracy: A review of Manifesto Aotearoa
Read Time: 8 mins
Tim Upperton spends time with Manifesto Aotearoa:...
Literature
Two cheers for democracy: A review of Manifesto Aotearoa
By Tim Upperton
Empowering Bright-eyes: A Review of #keeponkimiora
Read Time: 7 mins
What happens when you give the community a camera?...
Art
Empowering Bright-eyes: A Review of #keeponkimiora
By Lana Lopesi
Fleshy Pink Tones: A Review of ‘The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from the Tate’
Read Time: 10 mins
Are European bodies the only ones that qualify as...
Art
Fleshy Pink Tones: A Review of ‘The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from the Tate’
By Minnie Parker
Mothers and Daughters: A review of Family History
Read Time: 6 mins
Airini Beautrais reviews Johanna Emeney's new collection...
Literature
Mothers and Daughters: A review of Family History
By Airini Beautrais
Speaking Under Urgency: A Review of E Kore A Muri E Hokia
Read Time: 6 mins
Te Rehia bring E Kore A Muri E Hokia – their Te Reo...
Theatre
Speaking Under Urgency: A Review of E Kore A Muri E Hokia
By Matu Ngaropo
Triple-Inception: A Review of Lick My Past
Read Time: 9 mins
Jess Bates revels in the joyous subversions of Nancy...
Theatre
Triple-Inception: A Review of Lick My Past
By Jess Bates
In-between Years: A Review of ‘A Serious Girl’
Read Time: 12 mins
Jessica Douglas considers Roberta Thornley's latest...
Art
In-between Years: A Review of ‘A Serious Girl’
By Jessica Douglas
The Lyrical and the Literal: A Review of When Sun and Moon Collide
Read Time: 6 mins
Kate Prior rediscovers the poetry of 'When Sun and...
Theatre
The Lyrical and the Literal: A Review of When Sun and Moon Collide
By Kate Prior
Seduce This: A Review of 'The Maids'
Read Time: 7 mins
Shannon Friday gets lost in a rapid-fire adaptation...
Theatre
Seduce This: A Review of 'The Maids'
By Shannon Friday
Fresh Mourning: A Review of Poropiti
Read Time: 3 mins
Madeleine de Young reviews a new interdisciplinary...
Theatre
Fresh Mourning: A Review of Poropiti
By Madeleine De Young
Ripping Through the Divide: A Review of Fire in the Water, Fire in the Sky
Read Time: 6 mins
Matt Loveranes examines Miria George's latest work...
Theatre
Ripping Through the Divide: A Review of Fire in the Water, Fire in the Sky
By Matt Loveranes
He Whānau, He Ūkaipo: A Review of Te Puhi
Read Time: 7 mins
Cian Elyse Waitī's play is set in the world of 1950s...
Theatre
He Whānau, He Ūkaipo: A Review of Te Puhi
By Tāmati Patuwai
Love Letter to Timberlea: A Review of Riverside Kings
Read Time: 8 mins
Natano Keni and Sarita So's Riverside Kings is a nostalgic...
Theatre
Love Letter to Timberlea: A Review of Riverside Kings
By Maraea Rakuraku
Near Magic: A Review of Kororāreka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn
Read Time: 9 mins
Kate Prior finds the new work from Red Leap Theatre...
Theatre
Near Magic: A Review of Kororāreka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn
By Kate Prior
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