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New writer’s show out of this world

After working in the performing industry for the past decade, Kathleen Burns has written her first stage show.

ANZAC play told through young eyes

High school students will delve into the topical discussion of the Gallipoli Campaign.

Selwyn’s Court Theatre youth ambassadors

The Court Theatre’s youth ambassadors have been announced for the year with students from two Selwyn high schools chosen.

Chch strongest in country for theatre since quake

A former National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art student will stage three major shows at the Isaac Theatre Royal this year.

Rhythm & Alps: Tash Sultana set to headline

Australian Tash Sultana is the first headline act announced for Rhythm & Alps.

Searching for Santa in Lapland

You Travel company director Melissa Landrebe visited a town named Luosto in Finish Lapland. She writes about the highlights of her stay.

Actor gets married, takes on drag queen role

After taking on one of the leading roles in Showbiz Christchurch's Priscilla Queen of the Desert, actor Isaac Pawson has had a new insight into the lifestyle of drag queens.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar headed to Christchurch

Seventy-five hand-made puppets controlled by just four cast members will take The Very Hungry Caterpillar from the page to the Isaac Theatre Royal’s stage.

Young musician already a master

Fifteen-year-old Alexandra Watson plays five instruments, is studying music courses at university in her spare time, and dreams of working for NASA. In July, she will be the only musician outside of the United Kingdom to perform at the National Schools Symphony Orchestra of Great Britain.

Delightful romp of mayhem

Ropable, by Ross Gumbley and Allison Horsley, directed by Ross Gumbley, The Court Theatre. Reviewed by Barry Southam