Lord of the Rings Oscar-winning costume designer Ngila Dickson and King Kong production designer Grant Major have joined forces for the New Zealand International Arts Festival. The duo’s The Holy Sinner, a play directed by fellow Kiwis Mike Mizrahi and Marie Adams, will be one of more than 100 events on offer. Artistic director Carla van Zon said she was excited by the calibre of acts secured for next year’s $12.5 million lineup, which is her last. The programme, unveiled last night in Wellington, had a strong contemporary flavour with several events using multimedia technology. [More]