Past Event28 Aug - 5 Sep 2020

The Daylight Atheist

No longer available

Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre


Auckland Live regrets to inform you that due to the updated Covid-19 Alert Levels announced for Auckland, the upcoming season of The Daylight Atheist at the Herald Theatre will be cancelled.

For ticket holders booked to attend upcoming performances, refunds will be processed automatically – you do not need to contact us. Please allow 10 – 14 working days for your refund to be processed.

If your tickets were purchased from a Ticketmaster outlet, you will need to contact the Customer Service Team at Ticketmaster here and follow the instructions


Political commentator and cartoonist Tom Scott has trades the political for the personal as he delves into his past and this brutally honest, fiercely funny and moving portrait of his father.

Ageing Irish raconteur Danny Moffat retreats from the harsh light of the world to his bedroom. There, under hoardings of old newspapers and beer bottles, he sorts through a lifetime of memories and regrets, from growing up as a boy in Ireland, to the hopes and disappointments of immigration to New Zealand.

Tom Scott’s wonderfully inventive and fiercely funny one-man play is a stirring portrait of his father, a deeply flawed yet charismatic bloke.

Michael Hurst performed in the critically acclaimed 2019 Auckland Theatre Company production of The Daylight Atheist, directed by Colin McColl at the ASB Waterfront Theatre. This Herald Theatre season marks the end of a whirlwind tour of more than 30 New Zealand centres across the North and South Islands.

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