Sweeney Todd is a must-see performance with an incredibly limited season in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Despite a plot full of depravity, woeful twists of fate and murder (plenty of murder – sometimes three in a minute!), Sweeney Todd is full of deeply human and occasionally sweet moments and endearing characters.
Here’s the keyword review: intelligent, funerals, not too clean but not too obscene, take your mates, you’ll appreciate the quick wit, cheeks will hurt, there’s a guitar, brand new show!
I have several indulgences in life. Firstly, I rarely take a book with me for a plane trip. Indulgence #1 – I prefer to buy a book at the airport (preferably US Trade size and pricing). I like to choose something that is new, unreleased in New Zealand yet and something that fits my mood… Continue reading At The Movies: Wild.
Thriller Live unashamedly celebrates the life and back catalogue of the undisputed King of Pop, Michael Jackson. When you read that the show has been playing in London’s West End since 2009, it would be easy to mistake this for a musical tribute. But it’s really not, it’s something so much more. This slightly-over 2… Continue reading Thriller Live: Reliving The King Of Pop
Little girls have still got a lot to teach the world. They’ve got their own special brand of magic, to be applied liberally. In the case of Little Orphan Annie, she’s been touching hearts and brightening the outlook since 1924. How can she still be relevant? Annie, the musical, is playing at The Civic in… Continue reading Politics and Optimism: Why Annie Still Matters.
Magic and wonder and all of it wonderful – Wicked takes you on a journey to the heart of what it means to be human; green or not.
3rd time was absolutely the charm, although the 1st and 2nd times I saw this show were also pretty good! Breathtaking magic out of everyday items go a long way to proving that we all have the music and rhythm within us!
“….wherever possible, kids should have the opportunity to experience theatre like this – other-worldly surroundings, amazing production and a truly beautiful show while they are young enough to be enchanted with how it all happens, believing in the magic for just a little while…”
If you’ve ever wondered how people fall in love with the spirit that warms your heart and inspires bravery.. this wee Scottish film that made good at the Cannes International Film Festival could give you a few pointers, not to mention inspire you to head to Sam Snead’s House of Whiskey for a dram or three yourself.