PANTOMIME DONE PACIFIC ISLAND STYLE IS BRIGHT AND TIGHT
by Goretti Chadwick and Sean Coyle
Director: Goretti Chadwick
Musical Director: Tama Waipara
presented by Pacific Institute of Performing Arts and Auckland Theatre Company
at Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland
From 10 Apr 2012 to 14 Apr 2012
Reviewed by Janet McAllister, 12 Apr 2012
originally published in New Zealand Herald
Last year's Polly Hood in Mumu Land put da hood into Red Riding Hood; this year, the same collaborators – Auckland Theatre Company and the Pacific Institute of Performing Arts – are putting Cinderella into the Southside.
The result is delightfully silly. Director Goretti Chadwick has a lot of great elements to play with, including expressively-eyelashed fa'afafine Lindah Lepou as Stepmum, Pua Magasiva (a Polly Hood veteran) as a bubble-blowing "Shower Ranger", and the wonderful PIPA student chorus. [More]
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