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Any parent will tell you their relationship with their child’s teacher can be fraught with tension and drama . This is explored in the latest offering from Royale Productions withBetween the Sheets starring J&L’ers Jennifer Ward-Lealand as a high powered working mother and Beth Allen as her son’s dedicated teacher .. with a secret.
Read the review here.
Between the Sheets runs until November 30th at the Basement Theatre
(Lucy Lawless as Vera along with Colleen Davis as Matron Mama Morton)
It’s very clear to all who have already seen ATC's current production of ‘Chicago’ that the company is finishing their already successful season on a massive high. Starring Lucy Lawless , Amanda Billing , Shane Cortese , Andrew Grainger, J&L’er Colleen Davis ( as Matron Mama Morton ) , Stephen Butterworthand directed by J&L’er Michael Hurst this production is daring , fresh , dynamic with faultless performances teeming with sexual energy . Read a review here.
Chicago has now extended its season at Q Theatre until Dec 15th but get in quick as it’s selling out fast.
(Picture - Radar as narrator)
Still celebrating their 60th anniversary year the Royal NZ Ballet continues their tradition of touring small kiwi towns with ‘Tower tutu’s on Tour’ featuring a new version of the classic 'Peter and the Wolf' starring J&L’er Te Radar as the narrator. The NZ tour visits 46 towns and runs from 23rd October - 4th Dec. Date and locations can be found here while you can read reviews here and here.
Touted as the most successful musical ever produced, having been seen by 37 million people worldwide, 'Wicked’ has rolled into town delighting kiwi audiences. Featuring a predominately Australian cast , our very own J&L’er Jay Laga’aia takes the stage as the Wizard , a role he has completely made his own and clearly relishes. Check out a review here and here.
Wicked is playing at the Civic Theatre until Nov 24th 2013.
(Leon Wadham as Ralph)
When you sit down to watch a theatre production of a story you think you know inside and out the last thing you expect is to be kept on the edge of your seat throughout . But ATC’s latest production Lord of the Flies does just that . Starring J&L’ers Leon Wadham , Harry Stanbridge , Mitchell Hageman and Daniel Sewell, Lord of the Flies is disturbing viewing. Playing at the Maidment Theatre until the 28th September. Read reviews here and here.
Charlie McDermott’s year just gets better and better , currently in Edinburg with ‘No Hold’s Bard’, he was declared the winner of the Hynds Creative Entrepreneur 2013 Award announced last night at a gala evening at Q Theatre. As well as being an actor , writer ,and producer Charlie is also the General Manager of Basement Theatre AND co director or Royale Productions .
Busy man !
The latest offering from Taki Rua Theatre opens at the Q Theatre on Wednesday 7th August . Sydney Bridge Upside Down is a sinister love story, a dark coming of age told from the perspective of a deteriorating mind. Starring J&L’ers Tim Carlsen and Rob Mokaraka.
Currently performing at the Edinburgh Festival after a successful tour here in NZ, is the insanely talented Michael Hurst in ’No Holds Bard’ This one man show based on the words and characters of William Shakespeare was written by Dan Musgrove and Natalie Medlock and produced by powerhouse J&L couple Charlie McDermott and Beth Allen . ‘No Holds Bard’ has received rave reviews - we’re sure Edinburgh will be no exception.
Check out the trailer here
Read a review here
Opening this weekend at Q Theatre - Tu is a majestic story of love, redemption , whanau and brotherhood. Patricia Grace's award winning novel is the inspiration for this powerful return to the stage by celebrated playwright and director Hone Kouka. . Starring J&L’ers Jarod Rawiri , Tammy Davis, Scotty Cotter and Matu Ngaropo Tu runs from Saturday 20th July until Saturday 27th July .