Drama

Huge shot in arm

By PHILIP CHANDLER As Queenstown’s tourism economy implodes, the resort’s about to hugely benefit from two TV shoots. Underway this week is New Zealand romantic comedy Under The Vines, while the second series of crime thriller One Lane Bridge starts next week. The...
Queenstowners of a certain age will recall the late Pat Farry’s career as a pioneering rural GP.  But, as PHILIP CHANDLER discovers, his son Ben’s also forged an amazing career — in the world of drama. He explains why...

‘Crazy’ for new musical

Queenstowner Margaret O'Hanlon says her sixth rock and roll theatre musical, Crazy, is fun, despite it dealing with mental illness and addiction. "I wouldn't drag an audience into a room just to depress them," she says. Staged at Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall...
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