James Wenley

James Wenley is a theatre critic and academic with a PhD in Drama from the University of Auckland. He is the founder and editor of the theatre criticism blog, Theatrescenes.

Mar 29, 2021

How can The Lion King bring in 126 workers when there's NZ talent begging for work?

The Lion King coming to New Zealand is a vote of confidence that this is the ideal place for musical theatre during a global pandemic. If only that confidence could be shared by our local theatre sector.

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Oct 30, 2018

Where are the women on the waterfront? The problem with ATC's 2019 programme

Last week, Auckland Theatre Company announced their 2018/19 programme - a programme with a glaring lack of representation for women and new New Zealand work. James Wenley takes the programme to task.

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