Posts Tagged ‘Soap Opera’

Actress says the Church was her first theatre

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Actress Theresa Healey told Stuff that lots of Catholics become actors: “I think it’s because we’re introduced to the concept of spirituality from an early age. Mass is a performance, it’s all rituals, mystery and symbolism. The transubstantiation, wine becomes blood, bread the body. The church was my first theatre, then the theatre became my Read more

Shortland Street’s Down syndrome storyline inappropriate and offensive

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

A suggestion to abort a Down syndrome pregnancy in the popular New Zealand television soap opera Shortland Street has drawn fire from The Down Syndrome Association. They say they weren’t consulted about the storyline which is described as reflecting outdated thinking and failing to represent an inclusive society. Association spokesperson Kim Porthouse said the organisation Read more

Shortland St: Mixed reaction to suicide episode

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Shortland Street’s episode addressing youth suicide has been met with mixed reactions online, with some praising how the show dealt with the sensitive topic, while others indicated it had gone too far. Last Thursday’s episode saw the character of 15-year-old Kane Jenkins (played by Auckland teenager KJ Apa) attempt to end his life after a Read more

Shortland Street on location at Naililili Catholic Mission.

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

In response to an approach from Fred Hollows Foundation New Zealand’s long running Soap,  Shortland Street,  moved from the studio to Fiji for a storyline. The Naililili Catholic Mission was the last of the Fijian locations used. The Mission, which is on an island in a river, is accessible only by boat. The church at Read more