The Pantograph Punch Reader Survey 2019
The Art of the Self-roast
Playing the Good Immigrant: A Review of Woman of Citrus

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Spend five minutes telling us what you think about our work, and be in to win some treats this Easter!

We want to know more about who's reading our site - what you like, what you want more of, and what we could do better. 

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Literature

Was Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette right about everything? Freya Daly Sadgrove discusses the purpose and the pitfalls of self-deprecation for laughs.

When I was a stupid child, I took myself extremely seriously. I took everything seriously; the bar was astonishingly low for shit that hurt my feelings or wound me up. But when I was about 13 I made a significant discovery. I realised that I could just decide that I,...

Theatre

New Volumes critic Waveney Russ digs into the decolonising power of Grace Bentley's new one-woman solo at Basement Theatre.

Grace Bentley is a young woman of Ghanaian-Pākehā descent, living in Kerikeri, the ‘Bay of Citrus’. She’s also a television reporter, speaking to the camera about a strange case of theft – all of the citrus has been stolen from the bay, and no one knows who to blame. She’s a Ghanaian...

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News
The Pantograph Punch Reader Survey 2019
Literature
The Art of the Self-roast
Theatre
Playing the Good Immigrant: A Review of Woman of Citrus
One Word, Masterpiece: A Review of Faces Places
Read Time: 4 mins
Brannavan Gnanalingam considers Agnès Varda’s Faces...
Screen
One Word, Masterpiece: A Review of Faces Places
By Brannavan Gnanalingam
Nothing Easy To Digest: A Review of Risk
Read Time: 4 mins
Doug Dillaman considers the elusive character of Julian...
Screen
Nothing Easy To Digest: A Review of Risk
By Doug Dillaman
Shouting 'Who Am I?' In A Crowded Theatre: A Review of Among Strangers
Read Time: 8 mins
Adam Goodall reviews a new trio of short plays by...
Theatre
Shouting 'Who Am I?' In A Crowded Theatre: A Review of Among Strangers
By Adam Goodall
Mundane Hellscapes: The Subversion of Hir
Read Time: 9 mins
Jean Sergent dives into the disruption of Taylor Mac...
Theatre
Mundane Hellscapes: The Subversion of Hir
By Jean Sergent
Resident Tourists: A Review of Ancient Shrines and Half-Truths
Read Time: 5 mins
Now performing in their home town after a season in...
Theatre
Resident Tourists: A Review of Ancient Shrines and Half-Truths
By Matt Loveranes
Haka and High Kicks: A Review of Super-HUGH Man
Read Time: 5 mins
Janet McAllister reviews Rutene Spooner's Super HUGH...
Theatre
Haka and High Kicks: A Review of Super-HUGH Man
By Janet McAllister
Spec-Fic Month: An Excerpt from Starlight's Children
Read Time: 19 mins
Read an excerpt from Darian Smith's new novel, Starlight...
Literature
Spec-Fic Month: An Excerpt from Starlight's Children
By Darian Smith
Working as a Trans Boy: An Extract from My Body, My Business: New Zealand Sex Workers in an Era of Change
Read Time: 19 mins
An extract from Caren Wilton’s new book My Body, My...
Society
Working as a Trans Boy: An Extract from My Body, My Business: New Zealand Sex Workers in an Era of Change
By Caren Wilton