Keep up to date with the latest news from your theatre: Christchurch’s The Court Theatre. From exclusive interviews with our cast and crew to updates about our new initiatives, you’ll find everything you need to know about what’s happening at The Court right here.
The Court's Literary Manager Roanna Dalziel Discusses Fresh Ink
This Sunday marks the beginning of our Fresh Ink reading series. Literary Manager at The Court Theatre Roanna Dalziel took a moment to explain what Fresh Ink is, why playwrights benefit from the process and what readings will be available for audiences this month.
A Q&A with writer Alison Quigan on Siana
Siana is a brand-new play from writer Alison Quigan. Making its debut this month at The Court's Fresh Ink readings, Quigan took a moment to talk about the play, New Zealand theatre and what she's hoping to get out of the reading.
Turning the Lights On at The Court Theatre
Set at the dawn of the electricity age, the characters in In the Next Room, or the vibrator play are being introduced to electronic appliances for the first time in their lives. It's certainly different from our modern lives, as Kiwi energy company Meridian explained...
The closure of Fortune Theatre
It is with sadness that The Court Theatre acknowledges the closure of The Fortune Theatre in Dunedin. Our thoughts go out to the staff, practitioners, designers, directors and actors that called The Fortune home. Something has been lost today not only for the theatre industry in the South Island but for Dunedin audiences.
Talking about the history of the vibrator with Pure Romance consultant Bronwyn Parker
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
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
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.