For those who are wondering, yes, this website is still very much alive and well! I have just had to take a wee hiatus…
Many of you should already be aware by now that I have left New Zealand and am currently based in the UK tentatively for the next 2 years. Most of you should also already know – especially if you are reading this! – that I had been working as a freelance reviewer.
I had been reviewing in Auckland since January last year and while I was enjoying it immensely I felt it was time to move on. I never like feeling complacent and felt that I had come to a point where I needed to challenge myself by taking my writing to the “next level”.
And where better to do this than at the home of all things performing arts??
It has been a manic past month, not only settling down in a new country, but more significantly being in Edinburgh for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe – the biggest performing arts festival in the world! This has been a long-time dream of mine and so it has all been very exciting.
I am also incredibly stoked to have been given the opportunity to write for Broadway Baby, one of the largest reviewing publications at the Fringe. It has been such a stressful and challenging last few weeks but more importantly it was also an extremely rewarding and fruitful experience – hopefully it’ll be a good foot in the door, fingers crossed!
Before I go, I just want to take this opportunity to thank the following people back home who have supported me as a freelance writer and have helped put my work on the NZ reviewing “map” – I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for each and everyone of you!
In no particular order: Patricia Wilar-Chung & Holly Roberts (FOUR / TV3), Olivia Young (formerly at EntertainMe), Ingrid Grenar (Keeping Up With NZ), Alex Ellis & Josie Campbell (The EDGE), Q Theatre Team, Elephant Publicity Team, Tim Blake (Silo Theatre), Sharu Delilkan (fellow freelancer!), Lee Martin & the Gag Reflex Team, and last but most certainly not the least the NZ International Comedy Festival Team! THANK YOU TO YOU ALL X
I intend on still writing reviews for any shows I see here so please don’t forget about this website! Thanks heaps to those who are already subscribed and/or to those who have been faithfully checking in, it means the world to me.
PS – I have compiled all the links to my Edinburgh Fringe reviews and you can check them all out HERE. (link also on the right under “Whimsical Banana 101”.)