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Thu 27 Mar 2008–Sat 19 Apr 2008, 6:30pm–8:45pm

Where: Auckland Town Hall - Great Hall, 303 Queen St, CBD, Auckland

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $49.00
  • Senior Citizens, Part-time students: $45.00
  • Under 25, Actors/Writers' Guild Members, Full-time students: $30.00
  • Group 6+: $44.00
  • Preview / Matinee Flat Rate: $35.00
  • Preview / Matinee Flat Rate: Full-time students, Under 25: $25.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Samoa is independent; Charlie's Angels have arrived in the fale; and Alofa’s life will never be the same again.

From the author of Niu Sila and The Tutor, Dave Armstrong, comes this emotionally charged adaptation of Sia Figiel’s spirited and fiercely written Commonwealth Prize winning novel.

Starring Goretti Chadwick, Robbie Magasiva, Pua Magasiva, Anapela Polataivao and Joy Vaele, Where We Once Belonged is an unflinchingly honest, poetic and often wildly funny coming-of-age story set in 1970s Samoa.

Alofa, Lili and Moa are typical teenage girls. They tease the local boys, misbehave at school and worship Charlie’s Angels. But there is a darker side to Alofa’s life. She struggles to win the acceptance of her unforgiving family.

As young Alofa Filiga navigates the mores and restrictions of village life, she begins to come to terms with her own changing identity and the price she must pay for it.

Celebrated artist Michel Tuffery and actor/director David Fane join Colin McColl and Tony Rabbit to portray Samoa, a society on the cusp of change, with breathtaking theatricality.

Show Times:

Tuesdays & Wednesdays @ 6.30pm
Thursdays - Saturdays @ 8pm
Sundays @ 4pm
Saturday matinee, 12 April @ 2pm

Where We Once Belonged premieres in the 2008 New Zealand International Arts Festival in Wellington from March 8 - March 16.

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