20 Mar 2019

John Smythe on the Wellington Fringe Festival

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:12 pm on 20 March 2019
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Photo: Wellington Fringe festival

John Smythe has picked 6 shows that give a good taste of quality Fringe fare. He says since Friday, many of the shows have found ways of expressing solidarity with the Muslim community. And, in the face of destruction, the performing arts, like all the arts, can contribute to the healing process by sharing and celebrating the human capacity for creativity.

Here's his rundown of 6 exemplary shows.

Full Scale
By Isobel MacKinnon (writer/performer) and Meg Rollandi (co-creator, designer)

Once there was a woman
Created and performed by Beth Kayes

Imposter Child
By Hannah Kelly, Directed by Neenah Dekkers-Reihana  

Garry Starr performs Everything
Written/performed by Damien Warren-Smith Directed/ co-written by Cal McCrystal

Only Bones 1.0
Thomas Monckton and Gemma Tweedie / Kallo Collective

The man who was Thursday
Adapted from the comic novel by GK Chesterton and directed by Giles Burton

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