BEN HENSON ON HATING KENNETH LONERGAN’S WRITING AND WHETHER MACAULEY CULKIN IS DEAD

How would you describe This Is Our Youth in one sentence… Is Macauley Culkin dead or is that just a rumour? From Broadway to West End to Steppenwolf, this production has received critical acclaim worldwide. Has it been performed in NZ … Continue reading

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HAYLEY SPROULL CHATS ABOUT HER PLASTIC SURGERY (AND HER NEW SHOW)

Tell us about your show You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman in one sentence…  It’s a silly, ridiculous hour full of songs, jokes and my body, where you get to sit and watch me work really hard for … Continue reading

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JO RANDERSON’S CLEAN HARD PUNCH – FOLD

If you had to describe FOLD in one sentence you’d say… Its a bit of a clean hard, punch I think. FOLD was your professional writing debut, how do you feel about it now (10+ years on!) I am very … Continue reading

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The Basement’s new SCHOOLS PROGRAMME!

The Basement is excited to announced the launch of our brand new Schools Programme. It’s a sweet sah-weeet initiative designed to assist secondary school teachers and students in their learning – full of shows, activities, and workshops. We want to … Continue reading

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LARA FISCHEL-CHISHOLM STATES 7 THINGS ABOUT NISHA MADHAN

Tell us about your show This Is My Real Job in one sentence: It’s about ambition, failure, dance, art, parenthood, time, space and the sneaky old present moment What’s your best/worst Real Job to date? I was a mystery shopper once … Continue reading

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SARAID CAMERON TALKS USHERS AND BASEMENT’S NEW SCHOOLS PROGRAMME

Tell us about your character in Ushers in one sentence: She’s had enough  Have you ever been an usher? What’s your best/worst experience with ushers? I have never been an usher. I have however tried hitting on an usher before, … Continue reading

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SPRING SUBMISSIONS CLOSE 20 APRIL 2015

We’re always keen to hear about your whizzbang idea for a show but officially the SPRING (August – November) submissions close Monday 20th April! Not long, mates! Do you have sleeves and is something up them? We love collaborating with an artistic … Continue reading

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Michele A’Court on her first solo show in 17 years

Stuff I Forgot To Tell My Daughter – The Basement, Tuesday 10 March, 9pm. Written and Performed by Michele A’Court Produced by Notorious In early 2012 my daughter, Holly, got a job and went flatting. She didn’t move to Syria … Continue reading

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2015 Winter Submissions – Due January 19th!

Oi artists. Even though you’re all about gettin your hot tan on right now, Winter is still coming. And we must prepare for it. We are taking submissions for 2015′s winter season. Wanna put on a show? You should. Our … Continue reading

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Fringe has arrived – by the truckload

With 26 shows in 20 days, we’ve got a tsunami of fringe approaching The Basement – and they’ll be flooding every crevice of the venue as soon as we open on February 9th. Right now, all across Aucks, and indeed … Continue reading

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