Young Artist at Repertory Theatre
“I am an artist.” With this positive, affirming statement Niamh O’Connell introduced herself to me. Niamh has created the poster for Repertory Theatre’s December production of ‘Red Riding Hood’ and we’re thrilled with her handiwork.
Born and raised in Whanganui, Niamh attended Durie Hill School, Wanganui Intermediate School and has just completed her final year at Wanganui High School. Always interested in art, Niamh has won five trophies for her art work, one from primary school and four from Wanganui High School. (Read more…)
Fresh Faces at Rep
Rep Talk by Nadine Rayner
An injection of youthful talent is enlivening rehearsals of Roger Hall’s ‘Red Riding Hood’. Several of the cast are Wanganui High School students who’re breathing fresh life onto the stage.
Two of these young adults are Konrad Shaw and Brylee Noble who play the duo of Boris and Morris, zookeepers, Ches and Dale and other parts where they ‘help’ Lance the man from DOC. Both Brylee and Konrad demonstrate easy versatility as they transition from one part to another. (Read more…)
Rep Talk Oct 16 – New Beginnings
Chuckles galore as the newly selected cast of Roger Hall’s ‘Red Riding Hood’ met to have their first read through of Repertory Theatre’s end of year production, a pantomime, full of old and new gags. It will be interesting to see what current references director Colin Hedivan chooses to incorporate in this production. Global warming? Whanganui’s wastewater treatment plant? Local body elections and their outcomes may provide amusing fodder for a pantomime as well. (Read more…)