Please note: not all delivery or payment options may be available at checkout due to compatibility with other events that may be in your cart.
Tickets are also available at:
Fabulous Arts Aotearoa New Zealand Presents:
Mates & Lovers
By Ronald Trifero Nelson The untold lives of our brothers, sons and fathers.
Based on Chris Brickell's Montana award-winning book 'Mates and Lovers: A History of Gay New Zealand', Fabulous Arts Aotearoa New Zealand stages 300 years of the private (and not-so-private) lives of men who love men. Two actors meander through pre-colonial to the 21st century Aotearoa/New Zealand with a perfect blend of humour and pathos. The new production includes new chorography by Tai Royal and an original score by Samuel Holloway.
"Ronald Trifero Nelson, writer, producer and director has triumphed. The play is masterful!" Gay Nz
"History brought to life with sensitivity and humour" Theatreview
Performed by: Paura Taurima and Simon Leary
Produced by: Ahi Karunaharan and Ronald Trifero Nelson
Written and Directed by: Ronald Trifero Nelson
Choreography by: Taiora Royal
Original Music by: Samuel Holloway
This work presents sexually explicit situations, images and language.
'Mates and Lovers is astounding: moving, passionate and completely compelling. I loved it.'
- Chris Brickell, author, Mates and Lovers, A History of Gay New Zealand, 2009 Montana New Zealand Book Award winner
'Mates and Lovers on stage is a brave work well realised. It speaks to us. It entertains us and even manages to educate us a little too. Because it is us.' - Jay Bennie, Gay NZ
Read the full review on Gay NZ here.
'This is important theatre. It is on till the 27th of November, so Aucklanders come out come out wherever you are and support it' - Jack Gray, Theatreview
Read the full review on Theatreview here.
'Warm-hearted, cheeky and hot-headed' - Janet McAllister, NZ Herald
Read the full review on NZ Herald here.
See the Mates and Lovers new teaser by Luis Portillo on You Tube.