Our Top Reads of 2014
Ten Plays We Loved in 2014: Auckland Edition
The most life (and death) affirming talent contest in the world

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Three Boys  

Towards the end, Boy C asked to read a statement had prepared. It was probably the longest and most controlled speech he’d ever given, even as he trembled and focused on his handwritten refill. He was sorry for everything he’d done. He’d never had a girlfriend, or a friend, and he just wanted to keep being talked to and keep being included. He said he could try to explain how as...

Theatre

It’s been a year of marathons and debuts; of clowning, of song, and of transformative political theatre. Joseph Harper and Rosabel Tan look back on the year and pick their highlights. 

360: A Theatre of Recollections: We kicked off the year with Carl Bland and Peta Rutter’s uniquely magical 360: A Theatre of Recollections, where guests were guided through a warren of winding corridors before finding...

Music

To enter the Silver Stars talent contest, you had to be between 60 and dead. Irving Evans was struggling to find a reason to meet the criteria. The 87-year-old was in okay physical health, but he was desperately heartsick. He had lost his wife in May and his son two years prior. In his solitude, he had taken to adopting middle-aged friends - calling them 'son' and telling them 'I can be your dad if you...

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The Pantograph Punch Presents
Our Top Reads of 2014
Theatre
Ten Plays We Loved in 2014: Auckland Edition
Music
The most life (and death) affirming talent contest in the world
Our Top Reads of 2014
Read Time: 15 mins
Our team's picks for our best features of 2014.
The Pantograph Punch Presents
Our Top Reads of 2014
By Pantograph Punch
Ten Plays We Loved in 2014: Auckland Edition
Read Time: 7 mins
Rosabel Tan and Joseph Harper on the plays that shaped...
Theatre
Ten Plays We Loved in 2014: Auckland Edition
By Pantograph Punch
The most life (and death) affirming talent contest in the world
Read Time: 4 mins
Heart attacks, heartbreak, loss and beautiful voices...
Music
The most life (and death) affirming talent contest in the world
By Hayden Donnell
Introducing our Interns for 2015
Read Time: 1 min
Introducing Sam Brooks and Kirsti Whalen, our interns...
The Pantograph Punch Presents
Introducing our Interns for 2015
By Pantograph Punch
Inside Armageddon's Ice-Cream Eating Competition
Read Time: 6 mins
Rosabel Tan reports back from Armageddon's Ice-Cream...
Internet Histories
Inside Armageddon's Ice-Cream Eating Competition
By Rosabel Tan
Circling The Drain: Sexist Loos, Unequal Spaces
Read Time: 14 mins
Soong Phoon on gendered spaces.
Society
Circling The Drain: Sexist Loos, Unequal Spaces
By Soong Phoon
Review: Hauraki Horror
Read Time: 3 mins
Theatre
Review: Hauraki Horror
By Joseph Harper
Review: Sheep
Read Time: 3 mins
The Actors' Program's production of Sheep struggles...
Theatre
Review: Sheep
By Joseph Harper
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