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Talking about the history of the vibrator with Pure Romance consultant Bronwyn Parker

Talking about the history of the vibrator with Pure Romance consultant Bronwyn Parker

Published: 22/04/2018
Pure Romance Consultant Bronwyn Parker sat down to talk with us about the history of the vibrator, how its purpose and design has changed since the 19th Century and whether attitudes have changed towards what was once used as a medical cure…

A Q&A with In the Next Room, or the vibrator play Director Melanie Luckman

A Q&A with In the Next Room, or the vibrator play Director Melanie Luckman

Published: 16/04/2018
Director Melanie Luckman reflects on the relevancy, heart and humour of In the Next Room, or the vibrator play.

Clowning around with A Paintbox of Clowns Writer and Director Dan Bain

Clowning around with A Paintbox of Clowns Writer and Director Dan Bain

Published: 12/04/2018
Dan Bain discusses his inspiration for A Paintbox of Clowns, how his clowning history influenced the play and why this silent show is the most exciting thing you can bring the kids to during the school holidays.

The Court's Chief Executive is moving on

The Court's Chief Executive is moving on

Published: 10/04/2018
The Court Theatre’s Chief Executive Philip Aldridge today announced his resignation after thirteen years in the role. However he will not be lost to the arts, as he is taking on the role of Chief Executive for The Arts Centre.

Good Vibrations at The Court Theatre

Good Vibrations at The Court Theatre

Published: 09/04/2018
A low buzzing sound can be heard at The Court Theatre as the cast and crew prepare for the arrival of the theatre’s latest production, In the Next Room, or the vibrator play.

The original silent show for loud children returns

The original silent show for loud children returns

Published: 04/04/2018
Get ready to meet New Zealand’s silliest clowns in The Court Theatre’s silent children’s show, A Paintbox of Clowns.

A Q&A with Easy Money Costume Designer Deborah Moor

A Q&A with Easy Money Costume Designer Deborah Moor

Published: 07/03/2018
Costume Designer Deborah Moor discuses the challenges of designing costumes, her inspiration for Easy Money and her favourite piece of costume design after 18 years of working at The Court.

Talking Easy Money with Playwright Roger Hall

Talking Easy Money with Playwright Roger Hall

Published: 02/03/2018
Roger Hall discusses the inspiration for his newest play, what his writing process is and why you should come along to see Easy Money.

Play Mates Host Sean Lydiard Reflects on a Great Night Out

Play Mates Host Sean Lydiard Reflects on a Great Night Out

Published: 26/02/2018
A little nervous to begin with, our University of Canterbury intern Sean Lydiard hosted our most recent 18 – 35 group of Play Mates as they took in a showing of Titus Andronicus together. And yes, he enjoyed himself. He took a moment to tell us about the experience.

Something for nothing in Easy Money

Something for nothing in Easy Money

Published: 21/02/2018
There’s no such thing as a free lunch – something the characters in Roger Hall’s newest play will find out when they take to The Court Theatre’s mainstage this March for the world debut of Easy Money.

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