Hellishly entertaining

It promises to be a thrilling, electrifying night when the curtain rises on The Court Theatre’s production of Frankenstein. Described as a “hell of a production” by The Times, the play first opened to London audiences in 2011, penned by British playwright, Nick Dear, who adapted his play from the novel by Mary Shelley. The […]

Marking time with the devil: Narropera Trio

  After Narropera Trio’s afternoon performances of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, the Trio now turns its attention to another great work, Carl Maria von Weber’s brilliant opera, Der Freischütz (The Devil’s Marksman).     As with the Mozart’s Figaro, Der Freischütz will be presented in two performances (July 25 and August 7) in The Golden […]

The show has gone on for 50 years

Back in 1971 when The Court Theatre was founded in Christchurch, other professional theatres were also springing up all over the country for the first time. Yet from that era, The Court is the only one to survive, and will celebrate its 50th anniversary on April 21.     A new book – The History […]

Big show day out

Sheep shearing, wood chopping, rodeo, highland dance, vintage machinery, archery, dog trials and even an alpaca display are on the agenda for the largest one-day agriculture show in New Zealand, the Mackenzie A&P Highland Show.     Scheduled for Easter Monday, the Fairlie show is set to be a bumper family day out for lovers […]

Back on the home straight: the CHCH Home Show

The best suppliers, best ranges and best advice are set to be on show as the Christchurch Home Show prepares to open its doors for thousands of homeowners at the Christchurch Arena in Addington from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 April.   Exhibition Manager Bridget De Goldi says organisers are bracing themselves for huge demand […]

It’s show time!

Livestock, equestrian, a Jack Russell race, wearable arts show, veggie growing competition, rides, live music, kid’s entertainment and delicious food are all on the agenda for this year’s Wanaka A&P Show.     This month the town will come alive for one of the South Island’s largest and most popular agricultural and pastoral shows set […]

The (Jersey) Boys are back in town: The Court Theatre

Get ready for the show of the summer as international hit Jersey Boys makes its Canterbury debut!     Running at The Court Theatre from November 21, Jersey Boys is the Tony-Award winning smash musical that tells the rags-to-riches story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, offering one hell of a night out at […]

Winning days each way: Addington Raceway

The thrill of sport, glamour of fashion, fun of socialising and luxury of hospitality come together for a day at the races. And this extraordinary Cup Week, Addington Raceway has two excitement-filled race days to look forward to.   Tickets are selling fast – and some areas are sold out for both the IRT NZ […]

Everything home, on show

Our homes have been on our minds more than ever before in 2020, and this weekend’s Canterbury Home Show is a one-stop-shop for the advice, inspiration and products required to enhance your abode.   With free entry this year, locals can browse more than 100 exhibitors, chat with experts, and enjoy some food and drink. […]

Courting change in the central city

Design work is underway for the new central city home of The Court Theatre, signalling welcome progress for an anchor project outlined in the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan.     Local Athfield Architects have been chosen by Christchurch City Council and The Court Theatre to undertake the project and have revealed they’ll be consulting with […]