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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: July 10, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: July 10, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: July 10, 2020, 9.78 MB
Fri 10 Jul 2020

Zoë returns with some recommendations for a show you can see in the flesh, Love from a Stranger at Howick Little Theatre. But if you're keen to stay inside, the National Theatre At Home's The Deep Blue Sea by Terence Rattigan is playing and is certainly not one to miss.

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

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: July 3, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: July 3, 2020, 16.42 MB
Fri 3 Jul 2020

Zoë's thrilled to see some real life theatre returning. This weekend you can catch Dolphin Theatre's Death Trap, or if you're happy sticking to the screens Hamilton is arriving to Disney Plus, and as usual, National Theatre At Home brings us another classic, Les Blancs. Alongside all of these, you can take yourself on a tour of The Civic theatre. So much to do!

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: June 19, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: June 19, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: June 19, 2020, 12.21 MB
Fri 19 Jun 2020

Zoë returns with a few local reckons of theatre you can catch. The Proudly Asian Tapes: Black Tree Bridge's starts tonight and is definitely something to watch from the comfort of your own home, The Disruptors podcast is another one you can catch from home which won't disappoint. Heading overseas, the National Theatre is showing Small Island this week as the last of their installments of theatre from home. 

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: June 5, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: June 5, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: June 5, 2020, 11.06 MB
Fri 5 Jun 2020

Zoë returns with many more exciting theatre picks that you can watch from the comfort of your own home. Starting with Cirque du Soleil streaming online, as well as Deafinitely Theatre's productions and last but not least, the National Theatre's Coriolanus.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: May 29, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: May 29, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: May 29, 2020, 12.16 MB
Fri 29 May 2020

Zoë's got her usual fantastic reckons for theatre from your own home, but this week we're also talking about an actual live show! For theatre you can catch from home, check out Joshua William Gelb here, some important discussions through Proudly Asian Theatre's Breathing Space, and the classic, National Theatre at home with This House. If you're keen to see some comedy in the flesh, check out Ben Hurley's Straight-out-of-lockdown tour.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: May 22, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: May 22, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: May 22, 2020, 15.58 MB
Fri 22 May 2020

Despite being in slightly strange times, theatre continues to push on and Zoë's here with her hot picks of what you can catch this weekend. Check out National Theatre's A Streetcar Named Desire, Auckland Theatre Company's Chekhov’s The Seagull, and of course, a classic, The Sound of Music

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: May 15, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: May 15, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: May 15, 2020, 7.9 MB
Fri 15 May 2020

It'll come as no surprise that Zoë's excited about some Shakespeare theatre that you can catch from the comfort of your own home, Stratford Festival will be streaming Macbeth this weekend. And if that doesn't do it for you, you can catch the Barber Shop Chronicles on the National Theatre At Home website.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: May 8, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: May 8, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: May 8, 2020, 14.62 MB
Fri 8 May 2020

Zoë's got plenty to keep you entertained this weekend, starting with Kura Forrester's Kura Shoulda Woulda, followed by Chekhov's The Sea Gull by Auckland Theatre Company, the National Theatre's Antony and Cleopatra, and for some wholesome listening, Harry Potter, read by Daniel Radcliffe, on Spotify. 

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: May 1, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: May 1, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: May 1, 2020, 11.54 MB
Fri 1 May 2020

We've got all sorts of (virtual) theatre for you to catch this week for free, from National Theatre At Home's Frankenstein, to James Malcolm's podcast "James Malcolm Reviews James Malcom" and an absolute classic, Swan Lake, on Marquee.tv.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: April 24, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: April 24, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: April 24, 2020, 11.33 MB
Fri 24 Apr 2020

Zoë shares with us her favourite (virtual) theatre picks for the weekend and it's looking pretty Shakespear heavy (no surprises there). King Lear is playing through the Stratford Festival, Twelfth Night is play on the National Theatre at Home, and Silo Theatre's Instagram Artist in residence is always good to check out, this week is Hamish Parkinson.