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Review: A View from the Bridge

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 9:32 am | Sharon Ellis

Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge is Circa’s latest big production, it opened on Saturday 19 July and it is a stunning triumph. More >>

Review of You Can Always Hand Them Back at Circa

Wednesday, 27 February 2013, 12:57 pm | Sharon Ellis

Two old treasures, Roger Hall and Peter Skellern, teamed up to write You Can Always Hand Them Back, an entertainment about the autumn of their lives and Circa have put it on for the autumn of the year. More >>

Review of You Can Always Hand Them Back at Circa

Monday, 25 February 2013, 10:47 am | Sharon Ellis

Two old treasures, Roger Hall and Peter Skellern, teamed up to write You Can Always Hand Them Back, an entertainment about the autumn of their lives and Circa have put it on for the autumn of the year. They are both a bit retro Skellern and Hall and ... More >>

Review of The Tigers of Wrath

Thursday, 8 November 2012, 5:51 pm | Sharon Ellis

Circa 2 has a new play, a World Premier no less and by renowned New Zealand playwright Dean Parker. The Tigers of Wrath is political, with laughs and history and not much deep delving into matters of current political moment. The four characters are developed ... More >>

Circa play - Truth Game: Sex Lies and the Fourth Estate

Tuesday, 16 October 2012, 12:12 pm | Sharon Ellis

The Truth Game subtitled Sex Lies and the Fourth Estate is by new playwright Simon Cunliffe whose day job is as a journalist on a print newspaper. He writes a wine blog too. Some of the play must be autobiographical; the main character “the last ... More >>

Review of Circa's Clybourne Park

Monday, 10 September 2012, 1:50 pm | Sharon Ellis

Clybourne Park is about real estate manifestations of racial bigotry, and while it’s set in Chicago don’t think for a second that its issues are not also ours. We watch and preen smugly, after all our race relations are the best in the world and our ... More >>

Circa's A Shortcut to Happiness

Tuesday, 17 April 2012, 2:46 pm | Sharon Ellis

A Shortcut to Happiness at Circa is a light laughing romantic romp with wonderful dancing well-chosen recorded music and eight attractive characters. Natasha is a Russian migrant to New Zealand. Her English is not good and she cannot teach music ... More >>

Scoop Review: A Shortcut to Happiness

Monday, 16 April 2012, 5:15 pm | Sharon Ellis

A Shortcut to Happiness at Circa is a light laughing romantic romp with wonderful dancing well-chosen recorded music and eight attractive characters. More >>

Review of Floral Notes at Circa

Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 9:46 am | Sharon Ellis

Floral Notes at Circa is true to its title. It is everything the expression “floral notes” conjures up. Thank you cards, fancy stationery, perfume, and gardening advice. Geraldine Brophy wrote the piece and it is unsurprisingly, whimsical, quaint, poetic, ... More >>

Arts Festival Review: Peninsula

Monday, 27 February 2012, 3:58 pm | Sharon Ellis

Arts Festival Review: Peninsula Review by Sharon Ellis Peninsula PIC CREDIT Stephen A’Court & Melanie Lisch More >>

Review of Boomers Behaving Badly

Friday, 27 May 2011, 2:23 pm | Sharon Ellis

Boomers Behaving Badly at Circa is not true to label. There is not much bad behaviour, it isn’t all about boomers and it’s not even another strident feminist polemic. Rather, it is a charming expose of what happens us all when we are getting on a bit. More >>

Review of Badjelly the Witch

Friday, 29 April 2011, 11:08 am | Sharon Ellis

Kidz Stuff’s production of Badjelly the Witch will be a memorable school holiday jaunt. All kids should get their parents or grandparents or aunties and uncles to treat them to a family expedition to see Badjelly. Nobody is going to be bored, the ... More >>

Scoop Review: Daughters of Heaven & Dorian Gray

Monday, 7 February 2011, 9:48 am | Sharon Ellis

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Experience the Joys of Motor Camping at Circa

Thursday, 27 January 2011, 9:53 am | Sharon Ellis

Circa is offering a no risk opportunity for the uninitiated to experience the joys of a motor camp holiday, and as it wont require annual leave, takes one hour and fifty minutes of your valuable time and no special gear is needed, here’s your ... More >>

Downstage's Apollo 13 " Should Not Be Missed"

Wednesday, 10 November 2010, 12:08 pm | Sharon Ellis

Many years ago just about when the real Apollo missions were taking off classroom drama was all go. There were classroom drama gurus who advocated amazing experiences for kids where learning took place in elaborate extended simulation games which included ... More >>

Theatre Review: Me and Robert McKee, Circa 2

Monday, 8 November 2010, 10:17 am | Sharon Ellis

Greg McGee’s Foreskin’s Lament is on an NZQA list of NCEA set plays alongside the likes of Twelfth Night, The Birthday Party, and The Cherry Orchard and has been taught in schools for most of the thirty years since it first appeared. More >>

Scoop Review: The Birthday Boy at Circa

Saturday, 16 October 2010, 9:53 pm | Sharon Ellis

Carl Nixon’s play The Birthday Boy at Circa is a charming comedy of manners, and there is much to smile, snigger and laugh out loud about. Be warned though, the ending is not entirely happy. More >>

Scoop Review: Shipwrecked! An Entertainment

Monday, 13 September 2010, 5:02 pm | Sharon Ellis

The amazing adventures of Louis de Rougemont that entertain the audience in Circa 2’s Shipwrecked make, as promised, a rollicking good yarn. Nick Blake, as Louis Rougement himself, set the tone of the occasion from the first moments when he swept ... More >>

Scoop Theatre Review: The December Brother

Tuesday, 17 August 2010, 11:00 am | Sharon Ellis

The December Brother is an ambitious play. It includes two versions of the Bain family murders, a complicated saga of adoption and re-adoption resulting from remarriage and a fictional shotgun marriage of these unlikely partners. More >>

Theatre Review: Lullaby Jock

Thursday, 20 May 2010, 1:44 pm | Sharon Ellis

"Never let the truth get in the way of a good yarn." Lullaby Jock at Downstage is a rollicking good yarn with plenty of laughs but perhaps Simon Ferry should have let a little compassion get in the way of his good yarn. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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