Cian Parker has teamed up with theatre director and dramaturg Laura Haughey, who brings her unique physical approach to storytelling in this original, devised piece of work. Written and performed by 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 1990s is a heartfelt, hilarious, and utterly charming tribute to the power of wāhine toa.
Place is an important feature of Sorry For Your Loss creator Cian Parker’s work, so we asked her to tell us the best and worst things about growing up in Hamilton!
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'A beautiful heartfelt piece that defies you not to be moved...' – Victor Rodger
'Brave and engaging. Captivating!' – Deborah Nudds, Toi Wāhine Festival
Barrier Ninja and Sorry For Your Loss are an Auckland Live Matariki Festival double bill. Book them both at a Box Office or by phoning 0800 111 999 for $40 total (plus service fees), saving you $20!
Radio New Zealand caught up with the creators of Sorry for your Loss and Barrier Ninja ahead of this season. Read the interview here.