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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: April 17, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: April 17, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: April 17, 2020, 12.83 MB
Fri 17 Apr 2020

Zoë's back this week with more virtual theatre and a review of last weeks picks. Plenty to indulge into, kicking off with The House Is Open: Live From Wellington Open Mic Night at 8pm tonight. As well as National Theatre At Home's Treasure Island, and The Shows Must Go On!'s Phantom of the Opera. Catch all of these all from the comfort of your own home. 

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

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: April 10, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: April 10, 2020, 12.33 MB
Fri 10 Apr 2020

Zoë joins us with a bunch of top picks of theatre for your staycations. Get amongst Funny As on TVNZ on Demand, Jane Eyre on National Theatres' YouTube channel, Fleabag on Soho Theatres' streaming site and Jesus Christ Superstar on The Shows Must Go on YouTube channel. Plenty to keep us entertained.

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

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: April 3, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: April 3, 2020, 11.11 MB
Fri 3 Apr 2020

Zoë's joining us with a plethora of theatre options to watch from the comfort of your own home. Get amongst the National Theatre at Home: One Man, Two Guvnors, or catch the Comedy Festival Gala 2019 on the telly, the Royal NZ Ballet are performing Hansel and Gretel online and inbetween all that, you can catch Rose Matafeo and Alice Snedden’s podcast: Boners of the Heart on all your podcasting platforms. Plenty to watch!

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

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: March 27, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: March 27, 2020, 12.97 MB
Fri 27 Mar 2020

Zoë brings us a different kind of theatre guide this morning, a virtual theatre guide with her top reckons of things to entertain yourself over the next little while. Plus, a bit of theatre history! Plenty to dive into.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: March 20, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: March 20, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: March 20, 2020, 6.04 MB
Fri 20 Mar 2020

Zoë pops in to talk theatre, some of the shows that are still on are Scotty Cotter's Babble, and how about some opera? You can catch Eight Songs for a Mad King to fulfil all your theatre needs.

Stage Direction w/ Roimata Templeton: March 13, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Roimata Templeton: March 13, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Roimata Templeton: March 13, 2020, 15.9 MB
Fri 13 Mar 2020

Everyone's been raving about Emilia, and we've got Roimata Templeton in studio to chat about the show. Get yourself along to Emilia at the Pop-Up Globe, this is one all women cast show that you don't want to miss.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Rebecca Stubbing & Frankie Browne: February 28, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Rebecca Stubbing & Frankie Browne: February 28, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Rebecca Stubbing & Frankie Browne: February 28, 2020, 10.56 MB
Fri 28 Feb 2020

Zoë joins us for another Stage Direction with two special guests this week Rebecca and Frankie to talk about Dungeons and Dragons and their new show, Can I Get an Underground Location and a Mythical Creature? Based on a game close to many people's hearts, this show is definitely not one to miss.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Beth Kayes & Katie Burson: February 21, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Beth Kayes & Katie Burson: February 21, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Beth Kayes & Katie Burson: February 21, 2020, 16.33 MB
Fri 21 Feb 2020

Beth and Katie from GET OUT OF MY LETTER BOX joins Rachel and Zoë to talk about their show at Q Theatre, and Zoë reckons you may as well make a night out of it and head long to Dr Drama Makes a Show afterwards. Yay for theatre!

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Sarita Das & Brigid Costello: February 14, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Sarita Das & Brigid Costello: February 14, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Sarita Das & Brigid Costello: February 14, 2020, 20.44 MB
Fri 14 Feb 2020

Rachel is joined by Zoë, Sarita and Brigid. Sarita describes their show Perfect Shade as personal and confronting. They discuss the place of colourism and privilege in South Asia, Aotearoa, and the wider world. Then, Brigid teases how she and her cast are handling Shakespeare in a 2020 New Zealand context. The Works of William Shakespeare by Chicks starts next week, so get your tix quick!

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, James Luck & Rebekkah Schoonbeek: February 7, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, James Luck & Rebekkah Schoonbeek: February 7, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, James Luck & Rebekkah Schoonbeek: February 7, 2020, 13.27 MB
Fri 7 Feb 2020

Jenn is joined by Zoë, Rebekkah and James, to talk about the birds and the bees,ahead of Night of the Queer, the show that's returning to TAPAC for Auckland Pride featuring an exotic garden of earthly delights. Plus, Zoë reckons you should head along to OurMarch and OurParty, both part of Pride Festival. And Take The Crown has finally hit the stage so get your tickets.