Back in the 70’s and 80’s, Larger than Life was Ngāruawāhia’s third-best children’s novelty act. Now the kids are all grown up and ready for a comeback!
Travel back in time to small town Aotearoa, and join three hupe nosed brothers, Te-Whakakotahitanga-o-Ngā-iwi-o-Te-Motu Boy-George Jackson, Te-Rua-Wairere-o-Ranginui-Kia-Papatuanuku Presley Jackson and Tuahangata Liberace Jackson, as they land the opportunity of a lifetime – opening for the legendary John Rowles in Wellington. All they have to do is get there and not screw it up! Come along as the boys take you on an adventure of epic proportions as they meet famous faces, Kiwi icons, wacky New Zealand characters and ultimately …. screw it all up.
From the makers of SolOthello and Hoki Mai Tama Mā, this nostalgic and hilarious play will transport you back to the golden days of Māori show bands, and includes music from Prince Tui Teka, the Topp Twins, Tim Finn, and of course… John Rowles.
Introducing new Māori theatre talent Brady Peeti, Shadrack Simi and Chris Rex Martin, this Matariki join Te Rēhia Theatre in supporting and celebrating the development of new Māori artists in this special preview season of Larger than Life.
Cast and crew
Shadrack Simi - Ngāti Kahungunu & Ngāti Rongomaiwahine
Brady Peeti - Te Atihaunui a Papārangi & Ngāti Maniapoto
Chris Rex Martin - Ngāti Raukawa
Te Rēhia Theatre Company would like to acknowledge the support of: