Going West 2018 - Cradle Song

Wednesday to:
05 Sep
08 Sep

Venue Location

Corbans Estate Arts Centre, 2 Mt Lebanon Lane, Henderson

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Corbans Estate Arts Centre, 2 Mt Lebanon Lane, Henderson

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Writers Festival
Cradle Song

Wednesday 5 - Saturday 8 September 7:30pm

Ticket Price $25.00 ($20.00 Concession) 

Set in the South West of Ireland 1999, at a nunnery near the fictitious village of Sibeal (County Kerry), two young women are on their big OE when they come face-to-face with the super-natural force of Briar Faith.

Te Rēhia Theatre brings you the premiere of Albert Belz’s new award-winning thriller Cradle Song (Adam Award, Best play by a Māori playwright 2018). Belz won his first playwrights award for Yours Truly (2006) a now iconic New Zealand thriller. This new work is this writer’s reaction to the tragic discovery of a mass children’s grave which was part of a Home for Unmarried Mothers in the township of Tuam, Ireland.

Starring Donogh Rees and directed by Tainui Tukiwaho this special debut season is housed in church settings at Corban Estate Arts Centre. Enjoy a night of chilling intrigue this Kōanga (spring) and celebrate stunning new playwriting with the Going West Festival.

Albert Belz (Ngā Porou, Nga Puhi, Ngā Pokai) is a professional writer for television, lm and theatre. His rst script for theatre, Te Maunga, was performed in 2001 to critical acclaim. Awhi Tapu, was nominated for The Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards. In 2006 Yours Truly won Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards for Best New New Zealand Play, and Most Original Play. Raising the Titanics won The New Zealand Listeners Best New New Zealand Play 2010. He has been writer-in-residence at Waikato University and Victoria University of Wellington.

More information can be found on our website: www.goingwestfest.co.nz
and on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/GoingWestFest

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