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ONstage: Hotel Europa – fractured spaces of colliding cultures, memory, aspirations 0
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ONstage: Hotel Europa – fractured spaces of colliding cultures, memory, aspirations

ANNABEL WILSON reviews the final show of  Hotel Europa at Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School. On the eve of the Brexit vote, third year Toi Whakaari actors performed the last show of their season of Goran Stefanovski‘s Hotel Europa. Directed by Anna Marbrook working in collaboration with designer Kasia Pol, the graduand students explored questions of home, power, ego, nationalism, the […]

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Five reasONs to love… Public Service Announcements – NZ’s only longstanding political satire 0
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Five reasONs to love… Public Service Announcements – NZ’s only longstanding political satire

SARAH MCMULLAN caught No Fefe Collective’s latest version of PSA at Bats theatre as part of the NZ International Comedy Festival and shares five reasONs why you should too. 1. Because you’re not getting enough political satire in your diet. Look around you. Where are you getting your NZ political satire from? The occasional cartoon? The odd Hosking lashback? Why are we relying […]

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ONstage: That escalated quickly – Red Bastard review 0
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ONstage: That escalated quickly – Red Bastard review

ANNABEL WILSON steps out of her comfort zone and into the dangerous territory that is commanded by New York’s comedy-monster the Red Bastard, here as part of the NZ International Comedy Festival. Lots of comedians ask audience members what they do; what their job is. Some comedians ask audience members if they’re happy in their job. I’ve never seen a […]

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ONstage: Five reasONS to see ‘Look At Me’. 0
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ONstage: Five reasONS to see ‘Look At Me’.

ANNABEL WILSON caught Juliette Burton’s show ‘Look At Me’ at Bats theatre as part of the NZ International Comedy Festival and shares five reasONs why you should too. 1. Because of her honesty. Multi-award winning performer Juliette Burton has been “fat, thin and everything in between”. A journalist at heart, Burton lays bare her history with anorexia, over-eating and bulimia […]

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ON satire with James Nokise – writer of NZ’s premier political comedy 2
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ON satire with James Nokise – writer of NZ’s premier political comedy

This week, the latest installment of New Zealand’s premier political satire Public Service Announcements (PSA) takes flight at Bats theatre. It’s an infamous work that is known to sell out due to its outrageous dialogue, plot-twists and hilarious caricatures.  ANNABEL WILSON catches up with the show’s writer, James Nokise to get the lowdown on this long-standing lambasting of the nation’s […]

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YAMI summit champiONing the future of Kiwi music 0
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YAMI summit champiONing the future of Kiwi music

It’s been a winning week for the staff at YAMI Sounz Summit, with all Junior and Youth places sold out, and a grant received from Otago Community Trust. Otago Community Trust has donated $4740.00 to assist with funding the workshops and evening public performances. “We’re beyond stoked”, says Assistant Director Martine Harding. “This can really help lift the event, along […]

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ONstage: Something interesting happens every 10 seconds with the Red Bastard 1
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ONstage: Something interesting happens every 10 seconds with the Red Bastard

Red Bastard is a dangerous seductive comedy monster. America’s number one bouffon spreads through the audience like a big red virus, challenging everyone to play along. Red Bastard is halfway through his kick-ass series of shows in the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, and warns spectators to be prepared for anything to happen when you go to see him. The brainchild of […]

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ONmag’s NZ Music Month mixtape – Vol. 1 0
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ONmag’s NZ Music Month mixtape – Vol. 1

  To celebrate NZ Music Month, the ON crew are compiling a weekly mixtape of some of our favourite Kiwi songs. We’ve included tracks that have a bit of a story behind them and songs that are dear to our hearts. A 20c mixture of what we reckon is some of Aotearoa’s finest music. In this volume, editor ANNABEL WILSON […]

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Thank f*** it’s Friday with Juliette BurtON 0
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Thank f*** it’s Friday with Juliette BurtON

Multi-award winning actress, comedian, writer, performer and ex-BBC journalist Juliette Burton is in New Zealand for the first time with her seriously funny stand-up show, ‘Look At Me’. In this inspiring solo piece, she tackles complex issues around body image, the beauty myth and prejudice, using her unique style of comedy to raise mental health awareness. Juliette is also a spokesperson for the Be Real […]

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ONstage: RAW COMEDY QUEST 2016 – WellingtON edition 0
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ONstage: RAW COMEDY QUEST 2016 – WellingtON edition

Jordaine Wilson and Carrie-Ann Carrasco catch up with Craig Savage and Lucy Roche: the two winners of the Wellington Raw Comedy Quest 2016. These guys have battled it out over an eight-week period to prove that amateur comedians can make it big. Here’s what they had to say after a hilariously explosive stand up performance: What does comedy mean to you personally? Lucy: Well […]

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