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

Stage Direction w/ Will Clark & Bess Brookes: January 19, 2021

Stage Direction w/ Will Clark & Bess Brookes: January 19, 2021 Stage Direction w/ Will Clark & Bess Brookes: January 19, 2021, 11.6 MB
Tue 19 Jan 2021

As Shakespeare in the Park 2021 is fast approaching, Will and Bess pop in to talk us through what we can expect to see in Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: January 12, 2021

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: January 12, 2021 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: January 12, 2021, 12.22 MB
Tue 12 Jan 2021

Zoë returns to give us the first theatre guide of the year, and we're talking Sharespeare in the Park. What a way to kick off 2021.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: December 15, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: December 15, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: December 15, 2020, 7.82 MB
Tue 15 Dec 2020

Zoë's here for the last Stage Direction for 2020 and it's certainly a festive one! You can take yourself along to Home Alone 2 (a live reading) at the Basement Theatre, or the last Snort of the year. Or the Mangere Arts Center are having their ten year celebration, MAC'nificent A Special Variety Showcase, and if we're really getting into Christmas, there's the A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens at the Pumphouse.

Stage Direction w/ James Roque & Dewy Sacayan: December 8, 2020

Stage Direction w/ James Roque & Dewy Sacayan: December 8, 2020 Stage Direction w/ James Roque & Dewy Sacayan: December 8, 2020, 13.91 MB
Tue 8 Dec 2020

Comedian James Roque and Solicitor and Climate Change Activist, Dewy Sacayan, pop in for Stage Direction this morning to talk about A Very Filipino Christmas. The show will be fundraising for the Philippines which has seen five consecutive typhoons in October whilst in the middle of the global Covid-19 pandemic. A great show and a good cause, grab yr tickets here.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Frankie Browne & Ayesha Heble: December 1, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Frankie Browne & Ayesha Heble: December 1, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Frankie Browne & Ayesha Heble: December 1, 2020, 16.27 MB
Tue 1 Dec 2020

Today on Stage Direction we're joined not only by Zoë, but Frankie and Ayesha from The Vagina Monologues are here too. Rach and Zoë chat to Ayesha and Frankie about putting on this very famous play. This is definitely an important one to catch and you can grab your tickets here.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: November 24, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: November 24, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: November 24, 2020, 10.06 MB
Tue 24 Nov 2020

Zoë pops in to talk us through some of the exciting theatre you can catch around Tāmaki Makaurau this week. You can take yourself to Le Basement XXXmas Cabaret or Jamesey Hi-Fi at the Basement Theatre or head along to the ASB Waterfront Theatre to catch the National Theatre's screening of Cyrano de Bergerac.

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

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: November 17, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: November 17, 2020, 7.78 MB
Tue 17 Nov 2020

Zoë joins us with some hot theatre reckons. Whilst we're all getting excited about Le Basement XXXmas Cabaret, Zoë also wants you to head along to No Homo: Queer Comedy, also at The Basement, and the Silo Theatre's Every Brilliant Thing at the Samoa House.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: November 10, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: November 10, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: November 10, 2020, 9.33 MB
Tue 10 Nov 2020

Zoë pops in with all sorts of theatre to share, and as we see lockdowns overseas, we're back in the world of virtual theatre as well. You can catch Fresh Choice, Fake News, or Snort at the Basement theatre or head online and catch Romeo and Juliet here.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: November 3, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: November 3, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: November 3, 2020, 8.91 MB
Tue 3 Nov 2020

Zoë's got the theatrical goods for us this morning: two shows at the Basement theatre from Chris Parker and The Actor's Programme, plus a Silo Theatre pop-up at Samoa House. Whakarongo mai nei for all the deets! 

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: October 27, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: October 27, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: October 27, 2020, 8.07 MB
Tue 27 Oct 2020

Excitingly, there is plenty of theatre to catch in-person and Zoë's here with some top recommendations. Check out Paradise or the Impermanence of Icecream at TAPAC, or Guy Montgomery Performs Stand Up Comedy followed by Nohopuku at the Basement theatre