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Personal increase in wealth assured with FREE HAPPINESS

Our blogger Jonty had a chat to Nisha Madhan and Stephen Bain about their upcoming exchange marketplace/Capitalist experiment/interactive performance piece FREE HAPPINESS, coming to Basement August 2 – 6. What can we expect from the show? You turn up with … Continue reading

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A Sunset Affair, an Unmissable Soiree

This week we prepare to be transported and transfixed in A Sunset Affair, a new work by dance legends Tallulah Holly-Massey, Georgie Goater and Zahra Killeen-Chance. Our blogger Jonty Crane had a chat to the three of them about their upcoming triple bill. What … Continue reading

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Māori Mythology Downloaded for 2016

Writer of Glimmer, radio producer, Māori Theatre advocate and co-curator of Basement’s Matariki Season Jason Te Kare tells Jonty about his latest work. Glimmer is a 3-hander, with one rotating cast member who knows very little about what is going … Continue reading

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Amelie, Locking and (Un)meaningfulness with White Face Crew

Auckland Fringe 2013 favourite La Vie Dans Une Marionette is back as part of our Matariki season! Jonty natters with co-creators and performers Justin Haiu, Tama Jarman and Jarod Rawiri of the infamous White Face Crew. What inspired the show? Tama: Many … Continue reading

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Final (kiwi) words with set designer Christine Urquhart

Where did you appear from and how did you get into set design? I hail from the tiny village of Rudgwick in England and I come from an art background. An old family friend was an artist and lived in … Continue reading

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Chicken and Egg, Egg and Cream with Leon, Hayley and Chris

Stars of Christmas Shows past Chris Parker, Hayley Sproull and Leon Wadham felt miserable and decided to make a comedy show out of it. Jonty finds out more… What was the inspiration behind the show? Chris: Hayley and I were … Continue reading

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Potatoes, synths & mania

Do you know what a potato synthesiser is? We don’t either. So we asked ol’ blogging mate Jonty to ask creator of Potato Stamp Megalomaniac, Andrew Gunn…                 Here’s a picture of the … Continue reading

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Jess Sayer talks SHAM

Bruce Mason Playwright Award winner Jess Sayer catches our resident blogger Jonty Crane up on her latest production SHAM, opening this Tuesday. How would you describe the show in one sentence? A twisted black comedy with four hilarious, badass ladies making … Continue reading

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Jodie Molloy on The Voice In My Head

Our resident blogger Jonty Crane had a chat to writer Jodie Molloy on her new piece The Voice In My Head, opening this Tuesday.   Sylvia Rands & Natalie Medlock in rehearsal What inspired the show? I was doing a … Continue reading

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Becoming Dido

Meet Amy Jansen. Playing the titular role of of Dido in Dido and Aeneas: Recomposed is no small feat. She shares more about the approach she has taken to bringing Dido to life. Tell us more about the character you … Continue reading

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