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Sing to Me

Sing to Me

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  • Thu 11 Mar, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
  • Fri 12 Mar, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
  • Sat 13 Mar, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Sat 13 Mar, 7:30pm – 9:30pm


Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street, Auckland CBD


All Ages

Auckland Premiere

Inspired by the Pania of the Reef legend, this intoxicating modern romance interweaves comedy with song and characters you’ll instantly fall in love with.

Two worlds collide when mild-mannered optometrist Ata and fierce sea maiden Whetū fall in love. The result: a child of both land and sea, with Ata and Whetū navigating challenges of cross-cultural relationships, the loss of Ata’s friend and differing ideas of parenthood.

Set against the backdrop of a climate in crisis, Sing to Me is a powerful reimagining of pūrākau/stories of old in the 21st century.

Let it transport you to another world, a realm wonderfully crafted from the talented minds of playwright Alex Lodge, director Miriama McDowell, and a creative team including Jane Hakaraia, Te Aihe Butler and Te Ura Hoskins.

Actors Rutene Spooner and Emma Katene work with live musician/performer Te Aihe to evoke a modern mythical realm, brought to the mainstage by Taki Rua Productions.

2hrs inc interval
Recommended for ages 12+
Contains strong language, violence, suicide themes, haze/smoke effects, strobe lighting and loud noises

*Auckland Arts Festival/Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki (AAF) was sadly unable to open Thursday 4 March as planned, due to Auckland being at Alert Level 3. AAF is operating under Alert Level 2 from 6am Sunday 7 March until the end of the week.

We are working hard to reschedule much of the activity from the first part of our programme, but have been forced to cancel a small number of shows and events including Sing to Me on Weds 10 March, 7.30 pm. The performances of Sing to Me on Thurs 11 March, 7.30 pm and Fri 12 March, 7.30 pm will proceed following Alert Level 2 protocols: We hope that the performances at 2.00 pm and 7.30 pm on Sat 13 March will operate at Alert Level 1 pending this week's COVID government announcement, but can proceed with restrictions at Alert Level 2 regardless.

If you hold tickets to these times, we will be in contact and no action is required. AAF's COVID-19 Ticketing Terms & Conditions here:*

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