Past Event14 Mar - 17 Mar 2024


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Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre


The latest triumph from playwright Carly Wijs, Boy is vivid, thought-provoking theatre at its best. 

Based on a true story, Boy is the tale of twins who are taken into hospital to be circumcised in the 1960s. The procedure goes horribly wrong for baby Bruce.  

After consulting with a renowned New Zealand-born doctor, the parents agree to raise Bruce as a girl called Brenda.  

Tackling its themes with sensitivity and a quiet intensity, this critically acclaimed play captivates not only as an exploration of gender identity and nature vs. nurture, but of parenting in an ever-changing world. 

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