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Jonathan Morgan as Friar Tuck

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Roger Hall’s Robin Hood: The Pantomime opens In Circa One on 21 November.  This week, Julie O’Brien talks with Jonathan about his career, costume changes and corpsing. Who do you play in Robin Hood? I play two roles – Rumble and Friar Tuck. Does it get difficult swapping...

Red Riding Hood: ‘an entertaining show, filled with romance, comedy and drama’

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  Red Riding Hood herself, Awhimai Fraser, talks to drama on the waterfront about the panto experience for the first post of 2015!   There is nothing more rewarding than watching a young child trying to tell you out of pure desperation that there is “a wolf behind you”...

Meet the cast of Red Riding Hood

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The Dominion Post called it “A FULL-ON, HIGH ENERGY, THOROUGHLY ENJOYABLE ROMP!” So who are the super-talented people making this happen?  Meet the cast of Roger Hall’s RED RIDING HOOD The Pantomime ….   Awhimai Fraser (Red Riding Hood) (Sandy in Grease, Hairspray)  ...

The Grand Dame of the Circa Pantomime

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This week on drama on the waterfront, Gavin Rutherford, who will don the dress for the 5th time this year as Grandma Hood in Red Riding Hood, takes us down memory lane of his time as Dame. This year for the famous Circa Christmas Pantomime, we are remounting Roger Hall’s Red...

Mother Goose: On Writing a Panto

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For the first blog post of 2014, Mother Goose playwright Michele Amas tells drama on the waterfront about her experience writing a pantomime.   On Writing a Panto By Michele Amas     I know from my experience as an actor that pantomime performers are extremely versatile, far...

Meet the Cast of Mother Goose!

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Meet the talented cast of Mother Goose – The Pantomime!     Gavin Rutherford  (Mother Goose) (Aladdin – The Pantomime, The Price) “I’m looking forward to this fantastic summer of pantomime. This year’s cast is fantastic and with a fresh look at...

Cinderella: Let’s hear from the audience….

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Happy New Year! We hope you had a lovely holiday season! For our first post of 2013, we thought we would take a look back at some of the rave audience responses we’ve received for Cinderella over the season. There are still five performances to go, so if you haven’t...