Ka whakahoki a Tupua he kōrero ia
whakarongo ki te tangi ra kua pahemo.
Te Tupua will come and speak,
Listen to this cry from the past.
Haere mai Te Tupua
A Scottish lad of 10 is driven into slavery aboard her Majesties ships, circa 1800. After 15 years at sea he is cast onto the shoreline of Aotearoa.
The fight for survival begins.
Written and performed by John G Davies.
John G Davies is a classically trained actor, and has won an international award for his curriculum management of an actor training degree. With international troupe Red Mole he toured the USA, England, Mexico and New Zealand. He has studied classical Japanese Noh Theatre and has worked ceaselessly as an actor, writer, and director of plays and opera for over 50 years.