Science made funny

Auckland’s Indian Ink Theatre Company – with co-founder Jacob Rajan in the starring role – performed The Candlestickmaker to Australian audiences at Brisbane’s Cremorne Theatre. Rajan, who wrote the play with the other half of the partnership Justin Lewis, “deftly plays all characters; through the frenetic changing of character through mask, he draws the audience in from the beginning. The Candlestickmaker is enchanting theatre. It embraces the themes and narrative of modern New Zealand. The same themes and narrative have relevance for Australia, yet when the performance ends, one is left wondering where these voices are in Australian theatre and do they get enough support or exposure? In the meantime, we await more from Indian Ink Theatre Company.” The Company takes their latest “comedy with bite”, The Dentist’s Chair, to Wellington and Auckland later this month.


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Jane Campion’s The Piano No 1 on BBC Poll

Jane Campion’s The Piano No 1 on BBC Poll

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