Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival presents


Gisborne Gisborne
Tue 15 Oct


7 Fitzherbert St, Gisborne

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CONCESSION 65+ with Gold Card, Student (Student ID Required), Community Services Card


Running Time: 90 minutes


7 Fitzherbert St, Gisborne

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Five counts of reckless use of Māori mythology, four counts possession and cultivation of Shakespeare, and one count dangerous operation of a voice class...

Enter the world of Cellfish, where hardened inmates come face to face with a whole new nightmare: Shakespeare classes with Miss Lucy! 

Starring celebrated actors Jason Te Kare (Ngāti Maniapoto, Tainui) and Carrie Green (Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tahu) – this funny, insightful and gripping work takes us behind the walls of a New Zealand correctional facility and into the minds of its residents. Some are looking to improve their parole chances, others want to kill some time and one just wants to kill. 

Following sell-out seasons in Auckland, Cellfish makes its way to Te Tairāwhiti for the first time in 2019. 

Originally co-produced by the Auckland Arts Festival 2017.

Proudly presented by Taki Rua and the Theatre of Auckland.

“…An extraordinary achievement… Hilarious, upsetting and profoundly on point with what it has to say about the inter-generational cycle of violence.” – The Spinoff

Theatre box office and refreshments open one hour before each show.

Warning: This production contains the depiction of domestic violence and abuse, gunshot sounds, coarse language and uses haze. Recommended for ages 15 and over.

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