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Wellington Premiere of 'Music and Me'

Wellington Premiere of 'Music and Me'

After a successful season in Auckland at the Mangere Arts Centre we bring this production down to Wellington's Bats Theatre. This production talks about the people who remain on the outskirts of society.

Music and Me follows the lives of four South Auckland friends existing on the same poverty-stricken street. An old man wrestling with dementia, a male prostitute in search of a quick fix, a street poet who rhymes in all the wrong places and a vicious drag entrepreneur. This is a story that reveals how music can soothe a troubled mind and the desperate measures taken to be able to survive in a forgotten world.

Music and Me was written, to bring to the forefront issues that are easily swept under the carpet. Victoria Schmidt says "I felt that by writing this riveting piece for the stage, this would create an avenue into understanding why some of those in our community use such measures as a means of survival and outlet. Even though some of these impacts create negative repercussions."

Music and Me features New Zealand's well known Pacific talent, a cast of professionals who are going to bring this to life, and share these amazing journeys with you all.

Music and Me Season
Tuesday Sept 4th-Saturday Sept 15th 6.30pm
BATS Theatre
1 Kent Terrace
Bookings call: 8024176 email:

Written By Victoria Schmidt (Sione's Wedding, Tautai, The Factory)

Directed by: Asalemo Tofete

Starring: Iaheto Ah Hi (Sione's Wedding, Sione's Wedding 2: Unfinished Business, Matariki), Asalemo Tofete (The Factory, Polyzygotic), Amanaki Prescott-Faletau (Fresh Factor Pageant Winner, VOGUE dance crew, Choreographer), Suivai Autagavaia (Where We Once Belonged)

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