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The Vultures


Sat 14 Oct 2017, 8:00pm–9:15pm

Where: Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Gate 2B, Knighton Rd, University of Waikato, Hamilton, Waikato

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult Full Price: $25.00
  • Senior: $20.00
  • Unwaged: $20.00
  • Student with ID/Child: $10.00
  • Group 6+: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Elephant Publicity

Written and directed by Mīria George.

Starring: Nicola Kawana and Te Kohe Tuhaka

Biting indigenous satire spins a story of familial destruction in the vivid new play by highly acclaimed writer Mīria George. The Vultures takes Auckland by storm at Q Theatre from 18th to 21st October with a story of full of razor-sharp barbs, inspired by conversations of privilege, clean water and iwi Māori navigating through a post settlement world. Did we mention The Vultures is a comedy?  Well... a  Māori tragi-comedy if you will.

Sister Nurse Hinemoa and her siblings, Magazine Magnate Atawhai and Prodigious Businessman Petera, were raised in the glow of privilege and a seemingly endless summer.

But long after their idyllic childhood at the Lake, the race for wealth and empire have splintered the whānau. To resolve the matter of their land the siblings have been called together and they must agree to expand the empire… even if it means destroying the world in the process.

Starring the familiar faces of Nicola Kawana (Shortland Street, Fresh Meat) and TeKohe Tuhaka (Pop up Globe, The Deadlands, Go Girls) this show deals with the incredibly topical issues of land ownership and environmental pollution and how Māori deal with the repercussions of decisions made by successive governments that have had disastrous consequences.

Mīria George is a poet, and a writer for theatre, radio and television. Mīria’s award-winning work has toured New Zealand and the world, and unites now with Tawata Productions to create a theatrical force to be reckoned with. Miria was the Fulbright Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency 2017 in Hawaii.

The Vultures premiered in Wellington in the acclaimed theatre and dance platform, the Kia Mau Festival 2016, to stunning reviews:

“Within the first few moments of the play beginning, it is obvious that writer-director Miria George has pulled out all the stops to create a very stylish, accomplished and powerful piece of theatre” –

“It’s as fiery and intelligent as anything I’ve seen in Wellington in the last decade.” – The Pantograph Punch

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Presented by: Tawata Productions

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