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AAF: Black Lover

AAF: Black Lover


  • Fri 6 Mar, 7:00pm – 8:10pm
  • Sat 7 Mar, 7:00pm – 8:10pm
  • Sun 8 Mar, 7:00pm – 8:10pm
  • Wed 11 Mar, 7:00pm – 8:10pm
  • Thu 12 Mar, 7:00pm – 8:10pm
  • Fri 13 Mar, 7:00pm – 8:10pm
  • Sat 14 Mar, 7:00pm – 8:10pm
  • Sun 15 Mar, 4:00pm – 5:10pm
  • Tue 17 Mar, 7:00pm – 8:10pm
  • Wed 18 Mar, 7:00pm – 8:10pm
  • Thu 19 Mar, 7:00pm – 8:10pm
  • Fri 20 Mar, 7:00pm – 8:10pm
  • Sat 21 Mar, 7:00pm – 8:10pm
  • Sun 22 Mar, 4:00pm – 5:10pm
  • Tue 24 Mar, 7:00pm – 8:10pm
  • Wed 25 Mar, 7:00pm – 8:10pm
  • Thu 26 Mar, 7:00pm – 8:10pm
  • Fri 27 Mar, 7:00pm – 8:10pm
  • Sat 28 Mar, 2:00pm – 3:10pm
  • Sat 28 Mar, 7:00pm – 8:10pm
  • Sun 29 Mar, 4:00pm – 5:10pm
  • Tue 31 Mar, 7:00pm – 8:10pm
  • Wed 1 Apr, 7:00pm – 8:10pm
  • Thu 2 Apr, 7:00pm – 8:10pm
  • Fri 3 Apr, 7:00pm – 8:10pm
  • Sat 4 Apr, 2:00pm – 3:10pm
  • Sat 4 Apr, 7:00pm – 8:10pm
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Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street, Auckland CBD



Ticket Information:

Black Lover
By Stanley Makuwe

“We must make it possible for every individual to lead the good life, to win a place in the sun. We are in danger of becoming a race of fear-ridden neurotics — we who live in the finest country on Earth.”

Expat New Zealander Sir Garfield Todd said these words in his final speech as Prime Minister of Rhodesia in 1958. Ousted from politics for being a “black lover”, Todd’s ongoing fight for racial equality and opposition to white minority rule led to his house arrest in 1965, the starting point for Makuwe’s story.

Confined to his home, with the civil war raging close by and separated from his wife and children who have fled abroad, Todd and his family’s servant, Steady, confront the uncertainties of their precarious lives.

Zimbabwean Stanley Makuwe migrated to New Zealand in 2002. An award-winning playwright, Makuwe combines writing with a career in psychiatry. Black Lover brings to life a great New Zealander and explores how two men stand with courage against terror in a nation experiencing deep racial divides.

Black Lover was proudly developed with the support of Auckland Theatre Company.

Presented by Auckland Theatre Company in association with Auckland Arts Festival.

Cast: Cameron Rhodes, Simbarashe Matshe
Direction: Roy Ward
Design: Rachael Walker, Sean Lynch

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