Sarah Thornton reports:
The jewel in the Isaac Theatre Royal’s crown was the Gala Night event ‘The Stars are on Fire’, which saw seven of WORD’s star performers – Sir Tipene O’Regan, Steve Hely, Tusiata Avia, Caitlin Doughty, Stephen Daisley, Tiny Ruins and Ivan E. Coyote – take to the boards and dazzle the crowd.
WORD Christchurch literary director, Rachael King, says “WORD 2016 has exceeded our expectations. Putting together a programme which at times pushed boundaries was not without risk, so I’m delighted to see that it paid off. Bringing such a stunning array of talent to the people of Christchurch was always my main objective, and judging by the feedback I’ve had from audiences, mission accomplished.”