21 Apr 2019

Sunday 21 April on arts and culture radio show Standing Room Only

From Standing Room Only, 12:00 pm on 21 April 2019
Portrait of Kirsten Paisley at the National Gallery of Australia.

Photo: Rohan Thomson

This week on Standing Room Only we embrace the ANZAC spirit by welcoming the new Australian director of the Auckland Art Gallery Kirsten Paisley and by chatting to Melbourne comedian Rhys Nicholson on The Laugh Track, ahead of his comedy festival return. Actor Theresa Healey returns to the stage to play the Queen in the play The Audience, producer Julia Parnell has had to make the call on what makes the musical cut for the six-part TV series Anthem's New Zealand's iconic hits, and 30 hand-stitched banners have been created around the country to mark the 125th anniversary of womens' suffrage.

Our musical theme is vampires, leading to a look at the new immersive theatre/film experience which is Second Unit's What Shall We Do in the Shadows? Then its a talk to Dunedin writer Maxine Alterio about her psychological thriller, set mainly in 1960s Naples, and with young talented playwright Matt Loveranes about his play Moodporn. We have more from Iran 1979 in BBC play Fall of the Shah narrated by Diana Rigg, Sonia Sly's podcast My Heels Are Killing Me and we finish off our time with world renowned glassblower Martin Janecký.

Join Lynn Freeman 12.30 to 4pm this Sunday.