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★ Press Talk to Orson Welles About 'The War of the Worlds' (1938)

★ American actor, director, writer and producer, Orson Welles, was born on this day in 1915. Remembered for his highly innovative work in theatre, radio and film, one of his most notable productions was the legendary Mercury Theatre radio broadcast of… 116 more words

20th Century

Theatre Review: Bang Bang

Bang Bang is a Made in Colchester production – their first of 2017 in fact, and is currently playing at the Mercury Theatre. 

This is a new adaptation of Georges Feydeau’s… 143 more words


War of the Worlds

The British writer H. G. Wells — a Virgo — is best known for his science fiction stories, and in fact Wells and his contemporary the French writer Jules Verne basically set the prototype for most science fiction written in the succeeding centuries.   1,430 more words


Dick Whittington – REVIEW

Combine David Shields’ stunning, cartoon-like set, a rambunctious dame and classic panto slapstick and you have a recipe for five-star Christmas success. The Mercury Theatre’s 2016 pantomime, Dick Whittington, was a well-executed production with a stellar cast. 262 more words


C-Lab Showcase

Powerhouse Praise and Worship combo Wayne and Libby Huirua and their C-Lab 2016 students put on a storming showcase for their end of year show at the Mercury Theatre Auckland last night. 9 more words


Forthcoming Distractions

We are going to a very dark place, says the 
primal scream on global wireless: the
republic cannot withstand its savagery
Selfie Studios set to release
A blockbuster Thanksgiving 
special Double Bill
The Death of Nation
Built on Slavery
The Decline & Fall
of the Human Condition
that must not 
under any circumstance
improve but may register
its disapproval
by pressing buttons
that turn out the light