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. 

Your responses will help shape what we do over the next year - and will be kept completely anonymous.

The survey should take about 5-10 minutes to complete, and you'll go...

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
Loose Canons: Miriama Mcdowell
Read Time: 8 mins
Actor, writer and director Miriama Mcdowell lets us...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Miriama Mcdowell
By Miriama Mcdowell
Chemical Romance: A Review of The Effect
Read Time: 6 mins
Melissa Laing takes in the wide-ranging narrative...
Theatre
Chemical Romance: A Review of The Effect
By Melissa Laing
The Uther Dean Double Bill: A Tandem Review
Read Time: 8 mins
Melissa Laing reviews the two shows which made up...
Theatre
The Uther Dean Double Bill: A Tandem Review
By Melissa Laing
Tepid Bath: A Review of The Swimmer
Read Time: 5 mins
Adam Goodall reviews The Swimmer, a high-strung psychodrama...
Theatre
Tepid Bath: A Review of The Swimmer
By Adam Goodall
Loose Canons: D.F. Mamea
Read Time: 6 mins
Playwright and screenwriter D.F. Mamea shares the...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: D.F. Mamea
By D.F. Mamea
Open Note: A Review of Thirsty
Read Time: 4 mins
Rina Patel reviews Ali Foa'i's solo show, Thirsty....
Theatre
Open Note: A Review of Thirsty
By Rina Patel
The Unmissables: Three Artworks to see in February
Read Time: 5 mins
A monthly round-up of the works in Tāmaki Makaurau...
Art
The Unmissables: Three Artworks to see in February
By Pantograph Punch
Picking at the Surface
Read Time: 13 mins
Vanessa Crofskey on compulsive grooming, beauty and...
Society
Picking at the Surface
By Vanessa Crofskey