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Mātakitaki Mai - Live Theatre: Cradle Song by Albert Belz

  • The Church, Corban Estate Arts Centre Mount Lebanon Lane Auckland, Auckland New Zealand (map)

Wednesday to Saturday 5, 6, 7 & 8 September, 7.30pm
The Church. Pre-show bar at The Cellar, Corban Estate Arts Centre
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Set in the South West of Ireland 1999, at a nunnery near the fictitious village of Sibeal (County Kerry), two young women are on their big OE when they come face-to-face with the super-natural force of Briar Faith.

Te Rēhia Theatre brings you the premiere of Albert Belz’s new award-winning thriller Cradle Song (Adam Award, Best play by a Māori playwright 2018).  Belz won his first playwright's award for Yours Truly (2006) a now iconic New Zealand thriller.   This new work is his reaction to the tragic discovery of a mass children’s grave which was part of a Home for Unmarried Mothers in the township of Tuam, Ireland.  Starring Donogh Rees and directed by Tainui Tukiwaho this special debut season is housed in a church setting at Corban Estate Arts Centre.  Enjoy a night of chilling intrigue this Kōanga (spring) and celebrate stunning new playwriting with Going West Festival.


Earlier Event: 4 September
Human Libraries - Glen Eden
Later Event: 6 September
Human Libraries - Titirangi