Image by Philip Merry & Brandon Terekia
Sing To Me
Writer Alex Lodge
Director Miriama McDowell
Main Bill Tour 2021
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.
"By turns funny, moving, tragic, satiric and above all compassionate, Sing to Me is great theatre." - Stuff
Tour Dates & Tickets
Sing To Me will be touring five cities in 2021, including the Auckland Arts Festival.
Please read Ticket Information below to familiarise yourself with our COVID-19 conditions for ticket holders before purchasing a ticket.
Feb 27 - Mar 6
Te Whaea Theatre (Toi Whakaari), 11 Hutchison Rd, Wellington 6021
Relaxed Performance Mar 3
Mar 10 - 13
Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street, Auckland 1010
Audio-described and Wheelchair
Performance Mar 12
May 19 & 20
Wallace Development Company Theatre, 38 Centennial Drive, Palmerston North 4410
May 25 - 27
May 31 & June 1
Papa Hou (YMCA), 12 Hereford Street, Christchurch, Canterbury 8011
Mayfair Theatre, 100 King Edward Street, Dunedin 9012
All tickets are GA admission
Information for Alert Level 1 & 2
Under Alert Level 2, which restricts gatherings of more than 100 people, priority is given to the first 100 tickets sold for each performance.
In this instance, all other ticket holders will be given the option to transfer to another performance (subject to availability) or receive a full refund.
Under Alert Level 1, performances will continue as normal.
All tickets purchased must be assigned names to aid in contact tracing. These can be changed at any time by contacting us.
Relaxed performances are for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment. This could include people with autism, sensory sensitivities, or a learning difficulty.
On the day
The venue as well as the tour itself will have COVID-19 QR codes clearly displayed.
Door sales are available at the venue 60 mins prior to each performance, unless sold out or otherwise indicated.
Cancellation & Refund
All sales are final and there are no refunds, unless the circumstances below apply.
If you are sick with COVID-19 symptoms, are awaiting a COVID-19 test result or you have come in close contact with a known or suspected case of COVID-19 prior to the performance, we ask that you do not attend and contact us to organise a full refund.
In the event Taki Rua needs to cancel a performance due to COVID-19, you will be entitled to a full refund.