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Hinepau - Capital E National Theatre for Children


Thu 22 Sep 2016, 11:00am–12:30pm

Where: Bruce Mason Centre, Cnr Hurstmere Rd & The Promenade, Takapuna, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $9.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Capital E

Hinepau is different from other members of the hapū. She looks different, weaves back to front and inside out, and just doesn’t seem to fit in. Hinepau’s attempts to hide her uniqueness fail and, through fear and prejudice, she is cast out.

As time moves on, the influence of the tētē ara (upcoming chief) grows, along with his arrogance. His actions lead to a violent volcanic eruption, destroying the village. With their land desolate, there is little chance of survival. Hinepau respects the mauri; life force. The power of her respect offers the opportunity to save the village, but only through an ultimate gift of aroha can she save the very people who rejected her.

Based on the book of the same name by Gavin Bishop, published by Scholastic New Zealand
Directed by Jamie McCaskill
Devised by Rachel House, Jamie McCaskill, Erina Daniels, Stephen Tamarapa and Maria Walker

Show time 11am. (Followed by 30min post-show engagement activity with the cast). Total duration 1hr 30mins.

National schools tour (YRS 4-8)
$9 per person. One adult free with every 10 paying

To Book your group: or phone 04 913 3742.

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