Shannon Friday

Kaituhi Tūtahi | Contributing Writer

Everything By: Shannon Friday


Chaste Longue: A Review of Venus In Fur

Shannon Friday reviews the Circa Theatre production of Venus In Fur, a surprisingly coy adaptation of a steamy, brilliant script.


Shannon Friday reviews an unconventional and deeply moving night of storytelling and interview about the New Zealand sex industry, as told by the industry.


Shannon Friday reviews Satisfied Customers, a new play by Ben Wilson (I'll Be Fine, Fred Is Cold) about love, loss, desperation and mediocre pop-rock.


Mild Conflict: A Review of In The Wars

Plateforme Théâtre's latest visits people, dogs and Barbie dolls on the ground in conflict zones around the world; Shannon Friday considers these vignettes and finds them weirdly similar.


Mashing up the Meninist: A review of M'Lady

Shannon Friday goes to this all-singing, all-dancing satire of men’s rights activism and pick up artistry, and finds both brains and heart.


Seduce This: A Review of 'The Maids'

Shannon Friday gets lost in a rapid-fire adaptation of Jean Genet's class satire The Maids.


The Plastic Heart of the Modern Mariner

Shannon Friday reviews PlayGround Collective's latest production, The Rime of the Modern Mariner, a reimagining of a graphic novel that reimagines Samuel Taylor Coleridge's nightmarish, centuries-old Romantic poem, and considers the weight of the conversation it's entering.


Review: Invaders From Mars

Shannon Friday joins Long Cloud Youth Theatre for Invaders From Mars, a deep dive into the origins of fear at BATS Theatre.


Review: Orphans

Thirty-three years after the play first rocked Off Broadway, Lyle Kessler's Orphans is getting its first New Zealand production. Shannon Friday reviews it.


Review: Wolf

Shannon Friday reviews Christchurch playwright Tim Barcode's thirteenth play, Wolf, a seamy melodrama set in the aftermath of the 2010 quake.


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