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Earnest gets a glamorous 1920’s makeover

Monday, 19 February 2018, 9:56 am | Stagecraft

The well-loved Oscar Wilde classic comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest” gets a 1920’s makeover in Stagecraft’s upcoming production, opening 28 February. Wilde originally wrote this play to mock the late-Victorian morals and the hypocrisy he ... More >>

Break a Leg! Stagecraft Sheds Spotlight on Prosthetics

Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 10:44 am | Stagecraft

Stagecraft’s season of the New Zealand premiere of “Mr Foote’s Other Leg” by Ian Kelly is knee-deep in humour, as it tells the scandalous but true tale of Samuel Foote, the most famous one-legged comedian you have never heard of. Set in ... More >>

Stagecraft Premieres Locally Written Musical 'Wonderland'

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 9:08 am | Stagecraft

Stagecraft is inviting audiences to the freak show, with the premiere of a locally written musical, Wonderland , opening 30 August at the Gryphon Theatre. But it’s writer Bruno Marshall Shirley who’s been left feeling the freak after taking on ... More >>

Daughters of Heaven at the Gryphon Theatre

Friday, 5 May 2017, 9:39 am | Stagecraft

Strong women and weak men create the drama in Stagecraft’s latest production at the Gryphon Theatre, Daughters of Heaven , which is based on the notorious 1950s Parker-Hulme murder committed by two teenage girls in Christchurch. More >>

Get Merry at the Gryphon

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 10:15 am | Stagecraft

With a bit of gathering here and some boning there, renowned costumier James Kelly is breathing life into the costumes worn by the title characters in Shakespeare’s comedy, The Merry Wives of Windsor. More >>

Actresses plumb new depths in theatre

Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 10:05 am | Stagecraft

Two Wellington-based Americans are plumbing new depths for Stagecraft’s September production of Urinetown: The Musical at the Gryphon Theatre in Wellington. More >>

The History Boys onstage at the Gryphon Theatre

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 10:21 am | Stagecraft

Stagecraft Theatre is taking audiences back to school with their production of the Alan Bennett classic, The History Boys , on at the Gryphon Theatre from 29 – 9 July. More >>

Appendages and biographies: The story of Kafka’s Dick

Wednesday, 2 March 2016, 10:26 am | Stagecraft

Appendages and biographies: The story of Kafka’s Dick Stagecraft Theatre is flirting with comedy this March and staging Kafka’s Dick, a play by the master of black comedy, Alan Bennett. Six actors will whip out their comedic skills at the Gryphon ... More >>

Stripped back Crucible gets audience close and personal

Tuesday, 20 October 2015, 9:15 am | Stagecraft

A stripped back Stagecraft production of the classic Arthur Miller play, The Crucible , opens at the Gryphon Theatre, just in time for Halloween. More >>

The 39 Steps returns

Saturday, 13 June 2015, 11:35 am | Stagecraft

Stagecraft is bringing back the smash hit comedy, The 39 Steps , after sell-out Wellington seasons in 2009 and 2010. More >>

Shakespeare on skis

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 9:12 am | Stagecraft

The glitz and glamour of a 1960s ski resort is brought to life in Stagecraft’s production of Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado about Nothing, opening 6 May. More >>

Ben Elton’s Gasping launches Stagecraft 2015 season

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 11:17 am | Stagecraft

Stagecraft is launching its 2015 season with the hilarious Ben Elton comedy ‘Gasping’, directed by Andrew Cross. More >>

Shakespeare, Steampunk style

Monday, 10 November 2014, 3:02 pm | Stagecraft

Stagecraft Theatre will be presenting Shakespeare's play, The Tempest, with a Steampunk-styled twist from 19 November, at the Gryphon Theatre, in Ghuznee Street – just in time to co-incide with the Aethercon 2014 Steampunk Convention. More >>

Shakespeare Goes Down To The Farm

Tuesday, 13 November 2012, 9:56 am | Stagecraft

William Shakespeare’s musical comedy, As You Like It , gets a real Kiwiana twist in Stagecraft’s final production for 2012. More >>

Serial Killers: Outrageous Fortune Writer’s Work On Stage

Thursday, 6 September 2012, 10:32 am | Stagecraft

MEDIA RELEASE Outrageous Fortune Writer’s Work On Stage Click for big version. Images: Ange Fitzharris and Geoff Simmons plot dramatic deaths inSerial Killers More >>

History repeats just in time for NZ premiere of Enron

Monday, 23 July 2012, 12:08 pm | Stagecraft

As Barclays Bank moves to stem the fallout caused by its rogue traders, Stagecraft is bringing the New Zealand premiere of Enron , the stage show, to Wellington. More >>

The big voice behind Little Voice

Sunday, 19 June 2011, 1:25 pm | Stagecraft

She’s the voice behind many of the radio and TV commercials currently on air, but as Mari in Stagecraft’s, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice , Julie O’Brien’s well modulated tones are being transformed into a coarse Lancashire accent. More >>

Clean no Muldoon

Tuesday, 10 May 2011, 9:59 am | Stagecraft

It’s official. The oft-reported ‘fact’ that Greg McGee modeled Foreskin’s Lament character Clean on Robert Muldoon isn’t true. More >>

Wellington premiere of West End youth drama

Monday, 28 March 2011, 10:03 am | Stagecraft

Stagecraft is premiering That Face , a multi-award winning drama written by a 19 year old that debuted in the UK in 2007 and went straight into a successful West End run More >>

Dr Hellyer creates action packed Musketeers

Friday, 13 August 2010, 10:15 am | Stagecraft

Nine swords, fourteen wannabe heroes and five sexy women make for a fun and fast-paced interpretation of The Three Musketeers, opening at the Gryphon Theatre on 1 September. Director Joy Hellyer who holds a PhD in French Literature and who also translated ... More >>



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