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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: October 26, 2018

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: October 26, 2018 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: October 26, 2018, 12.08 MB
Fri 26 Oct 2018

It's that time of year (Halloween), and boy is it exciting for the theatre community. Zoë catches up with Mike over all the spooky shows to fill your entire weekend. Not only is it Halloween, but it's Basement Theatre's ten year birthday, so everybody's dressing up to Party and there's a Playlist ready to go. If that's not enough reasons to dress up, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is coming to K Road. And if you're not spooked enough The Exorshitwill surely get you. Zoë's got something for everyone, this week.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: October 19, 2018

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: October 19, 2018 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: October 19, 2018, 9.83 MB
Fri 19 Oct 2018

Need plans for the long weekend? Love to watch theatre? Zoë's got you covered with her picks for all your local shows over the next week. Basement theatre's A Lost Cause for your Friday night, with a cast of 6 women, it's bound to fix your theatre needs, followed by Down To Clown - No Homo, also at Basement. And next week, Medusa and Zoë reckons this is one that shouldn't be missed. 

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Phoebe Main & Tamara Gussy: September 28, 2018

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Phoebe Main & Tamara Gussy: September 28, 2018 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Phoebe Main & Tamara Gussy: September 28, 2018, 12.54 MB
Fri 5 Oct 2018

Zoë joins Mike in studio with her two friends from the theatre community, Pheobe and Tamara, but who would've thought they'd be delving into Mikey's favourite kind of theatre... Puppets. Paper Planes is on at the Basement Theatre and the experts are telling you it's good, I mean, who doesn't love a puppet show? Get your tickets.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 28, 2018

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 28, 2018 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 28, 2018, 8.77 MB
Fri 28 Sep 2018

Zoë brings in theatre that's throwing is back this morning, Badjelly The Witch is back and as good as ever. As well as an adults choice, Paper Planes at the Basement, and Pax Assadi - Brown Famous if you're looking to fill your weekend with a chuckle or two. 

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 21, 2018

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 21, 2018 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 21, 2018, 10.14 MB
Fri 21 Sep 2018

Zoë debuts her first solo Stage Direction and boy does she have a line up for you. I mean, you could go to Spookers (...but you don't want to) or you could have a night filled with theatre fun and magic. A Few Things I've Learnt About Dating And Death, followed by Cradle Song to get your dose of horror and if that's not enough theatre, get your tickets to Retail Therapy as the cherry on top. Ooooh yeah. 

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove & Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 7, 2018

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove & Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 7, 2018 Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove & Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 7, 2018, 17.36 MB
Fri 7 Sep 2018

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).

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove & Kalyani Nagarajan: August 31, 2018

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: August 31, 2018 Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: August 31, 2018, 16.61 MB
Fri 31 Aug 2018

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.

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove & Chris Parker: August 3, 2018

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove & Chris Parker: August 3, 2018 Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove & Chris Parker: August 3, 2018, 16.06 MB
Fri 3 Aug 2018

The theatre calendar's all a'swollen at the moment and Johanna's brought in a friend. None other than Chris Parker's here to tell you all about his upcoming show, SIBS.

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: July 27, 2018

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: July 27, 2018 Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: July 27, 2018, 13.34 MB
Fri 27 Jul 2018

Johanna's picks this week are two upcoming shows at Basement Theatre: Natalie Medlock's Near Death Experience and Victoria Abbott's Run Rabbit. There are dark themes. There are bunnies. Get in.

Stage Direction w/ Joanna Cosgrove: July 20, 2018

Stage Direction w/ Joanna Cosgrove: July 20, 2018 Stage Direction w/ Joanna Cosgrove: July 20, 2018, 22.86 MB
Fri 20 Jul 2018

Johanna is back in after a two week hiatus, and things are firey in the studio this morning. Full off passion, we're talking the Pop-Up Globe and what's happening in theatre, plugging it all.