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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YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST… SPRING 2015

We’re taking it in the arts this Spring & we have the brochure to prove it! Have a peruse here… Basement Theatre Spring brochure 2015 xx Basement Theatre

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Pitch your idea for a Basement Xmas Bonanza!

Dear Basementeers! It’s been 8 years of the Christmas Show, so many actors, so many great characters, so many poo jokes – seriously so, so, so many poo jokes. And while we wouldn’t say that we are out of ideas … Continue reading

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GUEST BLOG: AHI ON THE PEARL FISHERS & INSPIRATION FOR THE MOURNING AFTER

I have an early faint memory of sitting in the most uncomfortable seats in the Opera House In Wellington with my primary school from Paparangi. I must have been about 10, full of anticipation to watch the opera The Pearl Fishers by Bizet. … Continue reading

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GIL HANLY – PHOTOGRAPHER EXTRAORDINAIRE

You may have noticed photographer extaordinaire Gil Hanly‘s famous images of the Rainbow Warrior around The Basement Theatre the past two weeks for Fallout: The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior. We asked her about her experiences after opening night… Well I’d been … Continue reading

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