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Arts Festival Review: The Man in Black

Thursday, 18 March 2010, 10:15 am | Alison Little

Tex Perkins has the slicked-back mullet look and a perfect faux American accent. In The Man in Black he sings his heart out, using Johnny Cash's vocal tics to give fresh life to old Cash classics. Perkins performs the comedy songs with relish, and ... More >>

Arts Fest: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Sunday, 7 March 2010, 1:00 pm | Alison Little

Mixing live music and action with film and animation Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea explores some dark places in ways that echo Heinrich Hoffmann's Struwwelpeter and that mad surrealist movie by Buñuel and Dali. Only much funnier. More >>

Arts Festival Review: Ship Songs

Friday, 5 March 2010, 11:17 am | Alison Little

It has a very large cast. There are at least a hundred extras with speaking parts, from the old Scottish freighter captain through dusky Maori maidens... all written and performed by New Zealand actor Ian Hughes. More >>

Arts Festival Review: Dancing On Your Grave

Sunday, 28 February 2010, 11:29 am | Alison Little

In Dancing on Your Grave a small band of unhappily dead vaudeville performers are trapped in purgatory, which for this troupe is a starkly lit three metre square stage. The show is a stylish mix of cheerfully morbid toe-tapping music and deliciously ... More >>

Fringe Review: Comedy Unplugged

Tuesday, 23 February 2010, 11:02 am | Alison Little

On the night this reviewer visited the performers were sketch comedy trio Little Moustache and standup comedians Cruzanne Macalister, James Nokise and ex-country girl with a guitar Sarah Harpur. More >>

Fringe Review: The Comediettes - Better Living

Friday, 19 February 2010, 12:42 pm | Alison Little

Comedians Sarah Harpur and Jim Stanton gild their well paced two-woman standup show with the trappings of crazed 1950s housewives, complete with cheerful aprons and diazepam bright smiles. Both use skewed anecdotes of their country-girl childhoods ... More >>

Arts Fest: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Thursday, 13 March 2008, 12:00 am | Alison Little

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Wellington Town Hall 29 February - 2 March (Regional preformances 4 - 6 March) More >>

Arts Festival Review: Dave Dobbyn and Friends

Saturday, 1 March 2008, 5:54 pm | Alison Little

Every New Zealander over a certain age has at some time owned some music by Dave Dobbyn. It might have been a DD Smash record, scratched and slightly warped, ultimately heated and reshaped into a striated black vinyl bowl to hold the crinkle cut chips ... More >>

Arts Festival Review: La Vie

Monday, 25 February 2008, 10:13 am | Alison Little

Information about Arts Festival events is generally provided to prospective punters in neat categories: theatre, dance, music and so on. La Vie , by Montreal-based troupe Les 7 Doigts de la Main, resists the segmentation. Then again, a catalogue heading ... More >>

Arts Festival Reivew: Cirque Ici - Secret

Saturday, 23 February 2008, 5:25 pm | Alison Little

Cirque Ici - Secret Reviewed by Alison Little 22 Feb - 16 Mar 2008 Odlins Plaza, Wellington Waterfront $75.00 (FR $70) More >>




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