Jess Robinson on why she’s doing Turkish

Our blogger Jonty chatted to Jess Robinson about her new show Smoky Quartz Does Turkish coming up next week in the Studio. What can we expect form the show?   A mad, fun, multi-character, musical roller coaster ride.   What inspired … Continue reading

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Thomus

Our blogger Jonty spoke to actor and playwright Ash Jones about his debut work Thomus, a David Lynchean psycho-thriller written entirely in iambic pentameter. At what point in the development process did you decide to use iambic pentameter? This show came … Continue reading

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Not just another modern reimagining: HIPPOLYTUS VEILED

    Our blogger Jonty had a conversation with writer Nathan Joe about his new work Hippolytus Veiled, a modern re-imagining of the famous Euripides play opening August 16th.   When did you first come across Euripides’ play, and what made … Continue reading

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A hip-hop espionage parody? It can only be DYNAMOTION

Our blogger Jonty caught up with the Dynamotion team to discuss their *newest* comedy/dance/espionage drama-parody Mia Blonde in: “Ice Dagger”, on at Basement August 2 – 13. What inspired the show? It all started with us loving how camp ski … Continue reading

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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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