Monday, September 15, 2008


FREE Pre-show talk with Witi Ihimaera, Albert Belz and Sam Scott- This Wednesday

Join us at the Herald Theatre at 6.15pm this Wednesday 17th September, for a unique opportunity to hear Witi Ihimaera, Albert Belz and Sam Scott discuss the process behind "Whero's New Net", Albert's new play for Massive Company, which has just opened at the Herald Theatre/The EDGE.
The event will be chaired by Terry Snow, Editor and CNZ arts board member.
The evening performance of "Whero's New Net" will follow at 7.30pm, with tickets available from or by calling the EDGE box office on 09 357 3355.


A new play by Albert Belz, featuring an adaptation of short stories by Witi Ihimaera Whero's New Net at the Herald Theatre, The EDGE, September 13th - October 4th 2008

Ka pu te ruha, ka hao te rangatahi –
The old net is cast aside, the new net goes fishing.

London. Auckland. Gisborne. Whero Mahana is a musician with songs of grit and tears pulsing through her veins. In London to chase a dream far away from New Zealand, she is presented with a diary that confirms her longing for home. As the lines between her past and present fracture, her father’s stories force Whero to make painful choices about where her dreams really lie. A play about Aroha. ‘Sometimes you gotta step back to go forwards eh?’ .

Directed by Sam Scott. Cast: Wesley Dowdell, Kura Forrester, Bree Peters, Jarod Rawiri, Madeleine Sami, Blair Strang. Tainui Tukiwaho Designed by Tracey Collins Lighting design by Jeremy Fern Music by Tama Waipara

- I hope everyone involved with thementaldetox comes and sees the show, personally, I think it is absolutely one of the best pieces of writing, Albert Belz has created a beautiful masterpiece and the performances by every single member in this cast is mindblowing... go see for yourself!
~ Peace Hayley J.

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