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Hamish Parkinson on MOON BABY

Basement blogger and theatre superfan Jonty Crane talks to Hamish Parkinson about his upcoming Comedy Festival show, MOON BABY, on April 12 – 21.   What inspired this show? Why the moon? I was thinking a lot about what it … Continue reading

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Alice Canton Talks WHITE/OTHER

Basement blogger and theatre superfan Jonty Crane talks to Alice Canton about her upcoming show, WHITE/OTHER, on April 12 – 21. How would you describe the show in one sentence? A contemplative surreal show that softens a relentlessly inquisitive and … Continue reading

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Nomi Cohen Talks Hungover

  Basement blogger and theatre superfan Jonty Crane talks to Nomi Cohen about her  show, Hungover, on April 5 – 9. How would you describe the show in one sentence? A musical comedy about taking responsibility for our drunken actions.   … Continue reading

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A Letter to the Basement from Nisha Madhan

Dear The Basement, I’m writing this letter to you because I am super sad to miss out on your first annual hui. I think it’s a rad idea to hold this open forum that is inclusive of the artists and … Continue reading

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Notable Stage Props of 2015

By Jonty Crane   These props range from the decorative to the integral, but months after seeing the shows remain memorable. Proof that imagination and time can work wonders with little or no budget.   A volcano – Ernest Rutherford: … Continue reading

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The Potential Of Space

By: Jonty Crane One of the delights of the theatre is the thrill of the unexpected upon walking in to take your seat. The same room visited many times before is transformed through the application of imagination, time and effort, … Continue reading

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Q & A With the folks from The Last Man On Earth (Is Trapped In A Supermarket)

The Basement sat down with the folks behind our current studio show, The Last Man On Earth (Is Trapped In A Supermarket). We just had to get to the bottom of that name. On now through Saturday. How would you describe … Continue reading

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Searching for a Xmas Party Idea? Have it at The Basement this year!

Are you looking for a hilarious and hassle-free alternative to the traditional corporate Christmas party? Our annual Christmas show is one of the most hotly anticipated events of the festive season! A rotating cast of approximately 30 of New Zealand’s best comedians … Continue reading

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Q&A With Eamonn Marra of ‘Respite’

How would you describe Respite in one sentence… I think ‘Everything is Sad and Funny and nothing is anything else’ is a good description which is useful because I’ve been using it in all my marketing.  As the sole writer … Continue reading

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A Saucy Q&A With The Masterminds Behind Callback

How would you describe Callback: Behind Frenemy Lines in one sentence…   An epic showdown between 2 actresses for the role of a lifetime.   The story involves two highly competitive frenemies—do you think you’re competitive with each other IRL? … Continue reading

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