Secondary Schools Programme 2021

Secondary Schools Programme 2021

19 Jun - 31 Jul 2021

$15.00

Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre & Bruce Mason Centre

Auckland Live collaborates with a range of companies to offer exciting live theatre experiences for secondary school audiences. See our school offering below. 

Sorry For Your Loss by Cian Parker 

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Image by Kelsey Scott.

Dates:
Sat 19 Jun, 6:30 pm
Sun 20 Jun, 2 pm
Mon 21 Jun, 10 am & 6:30 pm (10 am session is followed by a Q&A with the play's creators).

Venue:
Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre

Tickets:
$15* per student
Monday matinee double bill $15* per ticket to see both Sorry for your Loss and Barrier Ninja

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Written and performed by Cian Parker, with live music by Andy Duggan, Sorry For Your Loss is the story of a young woman who is unexpectedly introduced to a father and family she never knew she had. Suddenly forced to navigate the opinions of her mother, her elderly neighbour, and her classmates, she eventually must reclaim her whakapapa.

Parker’s acclaimed autobiographical show about growing up on the mean streets of Kirikiriroa Hamilton in the '90s is a heartfelt, hilarious, and utterly charming tribute to the power of wāhine toa.

“A masterclass of show-don’t-tell’ - Theatreview

“A beautiful heartfelt piece that defies you not to be moved…With a wonderfully light touch, Gardner finds her way into our hearts with both her words and her performance” – Victor Rodger

 

Barrier Ninja by Fran Kewene

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Dates:
Sat 19 Jun, 8 pm 
Sun 20 Jun, 3:30 pm
Mon 21 Jun, 11 am & 8 pm (11 am session is followed by a Q&A with the play's creators).

Venue: 
Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre

Tickets:
$15* per student
Monday matinee double bill $15* per ticket to see both Sorry for your Loss and Barrier Ninja

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After receiving rave reviews at its 2018 Kia Mau Festival premiere, life-affirming verbatim play Barrier Ninja finally comes to Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland.

Barrier Ninja is about hauora/wellbeing and weaves together nine very personal stories by people in the New Zealand health system - from medical professionals through to patients and whānau.

Created by Fran Kewene (Waikato / Maniapoto Tainui) and performed by Julie Edwards (Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Whare).

"Storytelling at its best" – Theatreview

 

Te Pō by Carl Bland

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Dates:
Fri 30 Jul, 10:30am & 8:00pm
Sat 31 Jul, 6:30pm

Venue: 
Bruce Mason Centre

Tickets:
$15* per student

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Where is the missing playwright Bruce Mason? What made him leave in such a hurry and disappear into the night? Trying to find him are Detective Inspector Brett, the local minister Reverend Sedgwick, and blind Werihe. Then there's the seagull who seems to be trying to tell them something. Finding Bruce Mason soon becomes a matter of life, death, and catching a big fish. Their investigation seems to reveal more about themselves than him, and when Bruce is finally found a terrible truth about their own lives is revealed. From the creators of Mr Red Light, Te Pō is about love waiting in the dark for you to find her again. Chaptered by Māori showband songs, it is about grief and yet it is a comedy.

“Full of ideas and never dull, complicated and never confusing, unafraid to mix stupid jokes with very sly subversion, paced with a fleet-footed elegance, laced with grief and hilarious to the end, charming even as it takes us to the edge of the abyss, and then does its best to rescue us from it” – Metro

 

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