A Must-See: The Intoxicating Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd, NZ Opera, Civic Theatre, Auckland, New Zealand, Thursday, September 15, 2016. Photo: David Rowland / One-Image.com

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.

Thriller Live: Reliving The King Of Pop

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

Politics and Optimism: Why Annie Still Matters.

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.

Wickedly Wicked.

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.

Stomp Your Heart Out

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!

Mary Poppins: Practically Perfect, In Every Way

“….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…”