In response to Covid-19 and cancelled 2020 tours, Tour-Makers has collaborated with RNZ to produce 3 audio dramas; Wild Dogs Under My Skirt with F.C.C, A Boy Called Piano with The Conch and Te Pō with Nightsong. These high-quality recordings offer more kiwis access to artistic excellence, and will air on RNZ's Standing Room Only.
Following their highly successful 2019 national tour of Mr. Red Light, Nightsong revisit their award-winning production that captured the hearts and minds of audiences in 2016. More relevant than ever in 2021, and in the centenary of Mason's birth, Te Pō reimagines some of Mason's most memorable characters in an extremely funny and moving drama.
A policeman, a priest and a blind man look for clues that will lead them to the missing playwright Bruce Mason. Where has he gone? What made him leave his desk and vanish into the night? And what is that seagull at the window trying to say? For Te Pō's odd characters finding Bruce Mason has become a matter of life, death and catching a big fish. Te Pō is an eloquent and surprising comedy punctuated by Māori showband songs. It's about searching for someone you have loved and lost and finding them again.