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All your thesp-y knowledge needs sated by our resident theatre writers and dramaturgs, Johanna Cosgrove & Zoë Larsen Cumming. Thanks to The Vic Devonport.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming & Jo Randerson: October 18, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming & Jo Randerson: October 18, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming & Jo Randerson: October 18, 2019, 20.23 MB
Fri 18 Oct 2019

We're lucky enough to have Zoë and Jo in the studio this morning. We're chatting with Jo Randerson about her latest theatre venture, Sing It To My Face, and Zoë guides us through all her theatre picks for the weekend. Make sure you get yourself along to Worm, and First World Problems 2.0.

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove & Kura Forrester: October 11, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove & Kura Forrester: October 11, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove & Kura Forrester: October 11, 2019, 15.97 MB
Fri 11 Oct 2019

Johanna joins us to share her theatre picks for this week, one of which features Kura Forrester, who we are lucky enough to have in the studio, aww. Johanna chats with Kura about Half of the Sky, the family reunion you didn't know you wanted. And if that's not enough, get yourself along to Owls Do Cry, at the Q Theatre, to fill all your theatre needs. 

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: October 4, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: October 4, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: October 4, 2019, 11.57 MB
Fri 4 Oct 2019

If you're looking for a weekend full of theatre, then look no further. Zoë's got her hot picks for a weekend full of drama. BLOOM at Q Theatre if you're interested in dance, the One Act Play Festival 2019 for a diverse range of plot twists, and Snort because it's always a good time.

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: September 27, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: September 27, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: September 27, 2019, 12.73 MB
Fri 27 Sep 2019

Johanna's back from overseas with tales of comedy and performance. Plus she's got her hot picks for theatre in Tāmaki, she reckons you've gotta check out Pōhutu and NZ Music Double Bill: Dances with Aldous, both part of Tempo Dance Festival and James Roque's returning comedy show, Boy Mestizo, at The Basement Theatre. 

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Atutahi Potaka-Dewes & Ali Foa’i: September 20, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Atutahi Potaka-Dewes & Ali Foa’i: September 20, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Atutahi Potaka-Dewes & Ali Foa’i: September 20, 2019, 19.7 MB
Fri 20 Sep 2019

Zoë is joining us in studio with Atutahi and Ali to talk about their play aloFA, this morning, that follows Niko, who returns home to Samoa after 25 years away, and is confronted with consequences of his long absence by his Papa and family. Zoë also reckons you've got to head along to Go Back For Murder and, of course, Reclamation at the Basement.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 13, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 13, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 13, 2019, 10.24 MB
Fri 13 Sep 2019

Zoë pops into the studio to deliver theatre recommendations for your whole weekend, from morning to night. Head along to I Didn't Invite You Here to Lecture Me, followed by New In Town, both at the Basement. And for your morning entertainment, Light Vs Dark: The Adventures of Rama will take care of you.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming & Freya Finch: September 6, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming & Freya Finch: September 6, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming & Freya Finch: September 6, 2019, 14.63 MB
Fri 6 Sep 2019

Zoë's back with your theatre recommendations for this week, plus with a special guest, Freya Finch from Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead to talk about how they are turning Hamlet inside out with their slapstick comedy. Zoë reckons you've gotta make time for Ritu Alkemi and the Short & Sweet Festival this weekend, as well.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: August 30, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: August 9, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: August 9, 2019, 10.18 MB
Fri 30 Aug 2019

Zoë got a stellar line-up of theatre for your weekend, if you liked the film, then you'll like the play, Steel Magnolias is on at The Rose Center, Mr. Redlight is finally here at the Herald Theatre and if that's not enough, Short and Sweet begins on Sunday. Special mention goes to Snort at the Basement theatre because that's always a good time.

Stage Direction w/ Natalie Medlock: August 23, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Natalie Medlock: August 23, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Natalie Medlock: August 23, 2019, 14.84 MB
Fri 23 Aug 2019

Anna, played by Natalie Medlock, is about to dive into a world of blind dates with all sorts of characters. The Blind Date Project takes Anna on a journey of exciting first dates, featuring all sorts of surprises and even some karaoke. Natalie pops up for a chat with Rachel about playing a serial dater and who she's particularly excited for. This is not to be missed, get your tickets here to live through a dating rollercoaster with Natalie.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Marwin Maui Silerio & Zak Enayat: August 16, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Marwin Maui Silerio & Zak Enayat: August 16, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Marwin Maui Silerio & Zak Enayat: August 16, 2019, 19.42 MB
Fri 16 Aug 2019

Zoë packs in special guests to the studio, Zak and Marwin to chat about their shows Sicko, and Pinay. Catch both these shows at the Basement and if that's not enough, head to Six Degrees of Separation, at the ASB Waterfront Theatre. Plenty to see.