Theatreview Weekly: 12/04/12

Around the World and Buck Again
A selection of reviews from Theatreview from the last week including Around the World and Buck Again, Little Red Riding Hood, and The Seed.

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A selection of reviews from Theatreview from the last week including Around the World and Buck Again, Little Red Riding Hood, and The Seed.

See more recent reviews at theatreview.org, the NZ Performing Arts Review & Directory.

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A selection of reviews from Theatreview from the last week including Around the World and Buck Again, Little Red Riding Hood, and The Seed.

See more recent reviews at theatreview.org, the NZ Performing Arts Review & Directory.

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CAPITAL E, McKenzie Theatre, Wellington - AROUND THE WORLD AND BUCK AGAIN: Winning combination have musical fun with multicultural dogs lives

- reviewed by Jo Hodgson

Through wonderful song and dance we get to know them as they tell their stories to each other. But one of the dogs is not quite as she seems.

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4 Moncrieff St., Mt. Victoria, Wellington - LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD: Good life lessons amid hilarity

- reviewed by Jo Hodgson

A full house of excited children (and adults) are welcomed by a couple of furry characters at the entrance – a nice idea for any kids who may be concerned about there being wolves in the show. In fact there are three wolves!

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Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio, Melbourne, Australia - THE SEED: A young woman's perspective on generations of male violence

- reviewed by John Smythe

Although the particulars of Kate Mulvaney's play, written on commission, are largely autobiographical – except she does note her three onstage characters are nevertheless drawn from a number of sources – Robin Hood and Guy Fawkes are also invoked in what finally reveals itself as a powerful critique of the nature of sectarian-cum-civil warfare. Suffice to say she proves how fanatics and fantasists may have much in common.

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Circa Two, Wellington - FLORAL NOTES: A friendship regenerated like a garden in Spring

- reviewed by Jo Hodgson

Floral Notes is a delightfully woven musical story of two pen pals, Iris and Rosemary, who lose contact in their late teens but (luckily) due to a meddling daughter find each other again some 40 years later.

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