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All your thesp-y knowledge needs sated by our resident theatre writer and dramaturg Zoë Larsen Cumming.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Ravi Gurunathan & Kierron Diaz-Campbell: January 24, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Ravi Gurunathan & Kierron Diaz-Campbell: January 24, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Ravi Gurunathan & Kierron Diaz-Campbell: January 24, 2020, 16.52 MB
Fri 24 Jan 2020

Ravi and Kierron join Zoë in studio to chat about their show at the Basement theatre, Take The Crown. The pair chat to Zoë and Rachel about queer representation in theatre and the power of having a platform. Would it really be a theatre guide in January if we don't talk about Shakespeare? Get yourself along to Macbeth at Shakespeare in the Park and Much Ado About Nothing at the Pop-Up Globe. Plus, one last mention, Oldest Friend, at the Pumphouse Theatre.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: January 17, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: January 17, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: January 17, 2020, 8.39 MB
Fri 17 Jan 2020

Zoë's back from her holiday with some reckons on what's good in theatre this week. Get yourself along to the Shakespeare Pop-Up Globe to catch the ol' classic Romeo & Juliet. And following that theme, Auckland's Shakespeare in the Park 2020 is on at the Pumphouse, so why not make a weekend of it?

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: December 13, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: December 13, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: December 13, 2019, 11.52 MB
Fri 13 Dec 2019

Johanna returns for one last time this year, to make sure you know all you need to so you can catch the last of the festive theatre. Get yourself along to the Basement Theatre's annual Christmas show A Frickin Dangerous Space-mas, and Q Theatre's Top Down. Both great, both an absolute must.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: December 6, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: December 6, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: December 6, 2019, 10.01 MB
Fri 6 Dec 2019

With some jazzy bed music, Zoë runs us through what's cooking in theatre this weekend. You can get yourself along to the Pop Up Globe for the last time because it goes global, or get festive at Basement Theatre's A Frickin Dangerous Space-mas. Plus, check out Kura Woulda Shoulda, because you don't want to miss this. Glorious.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: November 29, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: November 29, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: November 29, 2019, 13.91 MB
Fri 29 Nov 2019

Is there really anything more festive than threate? Zoë brings us her top theatre picks to really get you excited about Christmas, starting of course with the annual Basement Theatre Christmas show, A Frickin Dangerous Space-masLes Misérables (you know it'll be good), My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak, and Snort

Stage Direction w/ Shaan Kesha & Mayen Mehta: November 22, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Shaan Kesha & Mayen Mehta: November 22, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Shaan Kesha & Mayen Mehta: November 22, 2019, 14.97 MB
Fri 22 Nov 2019

Shaan and Mayen pop into the studio to chat about the highly anticipated play My Heart Goes Thadak Thadaka play featuring sibling showdowns, divas, dancing and pure movie-making magic. What more can we say? Get your tickets.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: November 15, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: November 15, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: November 15, 2019, 10.38 MB
Fri 15 Nov 2019

Zoë brings in her theatre picks as a form of glamorous study procrastination, and we're all for it. She reckons you've got to get yourself along to Drone, and Welcome to Thebes, both at the Basement Theatre, and Enchanted April, because what a great name right?!

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: November 8, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: November 8, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: November 8, 2019, 12.9 MB
Fri 8 Nov 2019

Johanna brings us a joyful selection of her top reckons for upcoming theatre. Get yourself along to Welcome to Thebes this week to dive into some emerging talent, and make sure you lock in your tickets to My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak because it looks like a wildly good time.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming & James Mustapic: November 1, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming & James Mustapic: November 1, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming & James Mustapic: November 1, 2019, 11.62 MB
Fri 1 Nov 2019

Happy Halloween! Zoë brings up Billy T nominee, James Mustapic, ahead of his spooky show tonight, The Blair Witch Projector. As well as recommending you check out How We Survive at the Basement Theatre and Snort, because it's always a good time.

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove & Arlo Gibson: October 25, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove & Arlo Gibson: October 25, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove & Arlo Gibson: October 25, 2019, 14.88 MB
Fri 25 Oct 2019

Johanna's got all the theatre you could need to fill up your weekend with drama. And lucky for us, Johanna's joined by Arlo Gibson to talk about Owls Do Cry. If that's not enough, get yourself along to Manifesto of a Good Cripple, Live Reel: Halloween Spook-tacular, and Brynley Stent – Filthy Little Goblin.