Theatre

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...
By PHILIP CHANDLER As if Beatrice Onions’ first semester studying performing arts at New York University wasn’t dramatic enough, it took another interesting twist last week. Because of Covid-19, the 21-year-old Queenstowner, who first took drama classes at the age of...

Kiwi legend going solo

By HUGH COLLINS As he prepares to tour the length of the country, legendary Kiwi actor Michael Hurst certainly isn’t naive about how fortunate he is to be a performer in post-lockdown New Zealand. “I am probably one of the few...

It runs in the family

It was a three-generation affair for the Barhams at the recent 2018 Otago Southland Theatre Awards – aka OSTAs – in Oamaru. From left are Cromwell's John Barham, granddaughter, Queens-towner Zoe Barham, her mum Sarah, her grand-mother Francoise and her...
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