Johanna's bids us farewell for seven weeks while she dives deep into Wellington theatre, lucky for us, the lovely Zoë Larsen Cumming is here to keep us informed on all our theatre fantasies. Zoë and Johanna catch up with Mike this week on what's good in Auckland at the moment, recommending Orientation, Me and My Sister Tell Each Other Everything, and Mr. Burns(all you Simpsons fans out there, we've heard you need to get in fast).
While celebrating women in theatre this month, Johanna brings in a special guest, Kalyani Nagarajan, the star of Mrs Krishnan's Party, sequel to Krishnan’s Dairy. Lucky for us, we caught up with Kalyani before the show goes overseas. That's right, international theatre, oooooh fancy.
Strap in, folks. Hamlet's about to become waaay less depressing thanks to Matchbox's new adaptation, Yorick!. Johanna and Lydia chat at their leisure about lesbian musicals, burning faces, the Phantom, and Q Theatre's cool programme for budding playwrights.
Oh, you thought the Comedy Festival was over? Joke's on you, it's never over! Johanna rounds up a best of the fest, ft. Chris Parker's Camp Binch, Tom Sainsbury's Giggly Gerties, and an incredible K-pop dance routine courtesy of Rose Matafeo.
Johanna runs down her top Comedy Festival picks of the week w/ special guest Hayley Sproull and ft. collab calls, Best Foods mayo, and the kind of comedy that makes you might just make you cry. Happy tears or sad, you ask? Only time will tell.