Launch in new window

DJ's Choice

You are here

Stage Direction

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

Stage Direction w/ Julia Croft: July 12, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Julia Croft: July 12, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Julia Croft: July 12, 2019, 13.15 MB
Fri 12 Jul 2019

Special theatre expert, Julia Croft, chats to Rachel about what's good in theatre this weekend. And apparently it's a lot. Julia reckons you gotta get along to Inheritance at the Basement, Sinarella at Q Theatre, and must-see The Wolves, also at Q Theatre. A special mention goes out to Orchids, coming up in the future - it's not one to miss.

Stage Direction w/ George Fenwick: July 5, 2019

Stage Direction w/ George Fenwick: July 5, 2019 Stage Direction w/ George Fenwick: July 5, 2019, 16.51 MB
Fri 5 Jul 2019

We've got a special guest, George Fenwick, bFM alumni, taking over the theatre guide today. Coming in with his top picks, The Wolves, Little Black Bitch and Upu Mai Whetu: Mea Fou. Lovely to have you back, George.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming & Kate Rylatt: June 21, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming & Kate Rylatt: June 21, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming & Kate Rylatt: June 21, 2019, 15.05 MB
Fri 21 Jun 2019

Zoë brings in some recommendations for good theatre, and a special guest, Kate Rylatt, to talk about Fleshies at the Basement, described as a call to action to end body insecurities and body shaming (much needed!). As well as Fleshies, Zoë reckons you should get along to A Fine Balance, and Wolves, both at Q Theatre, both great social commentaries. Nice.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: June 14, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: June 14, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: June 14, 2019, 9.42 MB
Fri 14 Jun 2019

Zoë's studying but my golly does she have some theatre reckons for you? MANIAC on the Dance Floor and Kitchen Table Sessions are both on at Basement, a great way to spend a stormy weekend. Plus, Sexy Buddha is on at Pitt St Theatre, also bound to be a great time.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: June 7, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: June 7, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: June 7, 2019, 11.5 MB
Fri 7 Jun 2019

This segment's not just about penguin noods and drunken soldiers, though you might be fooled, Zoë has some good recommendation's for your rainy weekend, Heat at Basement Theatre, Things I Know to be True at Ellerslie Theatre and some opera, The Barber of Seville at ASB Waterfront Theatre, wowee.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: May 31, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: May 31, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: May 31, 2019, 13.56 MB
Fri 31 May 2019

It's a weekend for epic poems, according to Zoë and on this stormy weekend, she reckons you've gotta get along to Meera, and An Iliad. And if you're more interesting in the artificial intelligence world, Synthetic is where it's at for you this weekend. 

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: May 24, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: May 24, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: May 24, 2019, 8.97 MB
Fri 24 May 2019

Zoë's here to give us the lowdown on where you can get your last laughs as the NZ Comedy Festival comes to a close this weekend. Her top picks include, Kura Forrester's Kura Shoulda Woulda, David Correos' Better Than I Was the Last Time and Brynley Stent's Filthy Little Goblin.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Marianne & Hweiling Ow: May 17, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Marianne & Hweiling Ow: May 17, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Marianne & Hweiling Ow: May 17, 2019, 13.17 MB
Fri 17 May 2019

Zoë joins us with Marianne from Proudly Asian Theatre and playright, Hweiling Ow to chat with Rachel about what's going on in the theatre world, the support in their communities and life, death and vibrators. So you definitely don't want to miss out on Fresh off the Page.

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: May 10, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: May 10, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: May 10, 2019, 12.95 MB
Fri 10 May 2019

It's our last catch up with Johanna for a little while and what a note to end on, the NZ Comedy Festival! Johanna's got some hot pics for Rachel, but she reckons you've got to get in quick before they sell out. If you're looking for laughs, to get decked (Rachel's term) or floored (Johanna's term), then get your tickets here.

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: May 3, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: May 3, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: May 3, 2019, 15.13 MB
Fri 3 May 2019

Johanna joins Mikey to talk laughing shoes, and laughing shows aka the NZ International Comedy Festival. She reckons this week, you better get along to Emma Newborn, Jamali Maddix, Tom Clark and Demi Lardner.