Boys Will Be Boys | Silo

Dione Joseph reviews Silo Theatre’s production of BOYS WILL BE BOYS, written by Melissa Bubnic and directed by Sophie Roberts. A scathing satire of the male-dominated world of the financial trading industry with an all female-cast. Click here to listen to Dione’s live review on Radio New Zealand.  


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time | Auckland Theatre Company

Dione Joseph reviews the Auckland Theatre Company’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The best-selling novel by Mark Haddon was adapted for the stage by UK playwright Simon Stephens to great acclaim, first produced by the National Theatre Company and followed by a production on Broadway. Click here to listen to Dione’s live review on…


Mana Wahine I Okareka

Our critic today is Dione Joseph, who’s reviewing the dance production, Mana Wahine. Under the stewardship of kuia Tui Matira Ranapiri-Ransfield, co-authors Tai Royal, Taane Mete and Malia Johnston have brought together a fierce and spirited narrative that blends worlds, vivid imagery and human dexterity. Okareka have created a finely wrought contemporary work that is deeply indigenous and profoundly modern.…


Changes I Black Grace & Kuik Swee Boon

Dione Joseph reviews Changes, the world premiere of two dance works by choreographers Neil Ieremia and Kuik Swee Boon: Change and Constancy choreographed by Kuik Swee Boon and Another letter from Earth by Neil Ieremia. This is the first time a visiting choreographer has worked with Black Grace, and celebrates the company’s 20th anniversary. It’s also part of the Asia…


Marama I The Conch

Dione Joseph reviews the new dance theatre work Marama which premiered last night at Auckland Arts Festival. Marama is produced by The Conch under the leadership of Nina Nawalowalo and is motivated by alarm at the degradation of the environment in many parts of the Pacific and its impact on women, the bearers of life. Click here to listen to…

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