A theatrical celebration of the most inspirational female characters to have graced the pages of New Zealand fiction.
Guided by their sharpness of wit, keen powers of observation, and the foresight to bend the elements to their will… Witi’s Wāhine pays tribute to the true stars of Ihimaera’s novels – those indomitable female characters so beloved by readers.
Lovingly crafted from excerpts from his semi-autobiographical collection of short stories and novels, our heroines will take you on an epic journey across their history, their mythology, their cultural consciousness – as we recognise the passion, truth and spirit of mana wāhine.
Performed by Te Tairāwhiti’s own Mere Boynton, Roimata Fox, Ani-Piki Tuari, Ngapaki Moetara (acclaimed actresses, musicians and kapahaka champions in their own right), Witi’s Wāhine brings to life remarkable female characters from novels such as The Matriarch, Whānau, Pounamu Pounamu and more in an evening that will ignite your deepest instincts of a people in metamorphosis.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
A few tips for an enjoyable festival experience...
Please make sure you have the correct ticket for your session. Please print out your ticket or have it ready on your phone before you get to the venue.
The foyer will open one hour before each show, and theatre doors 15 minutes prior.
Please arrive with plenty of time. Latecomers may be excluded from any show, or admitted only at a suitable point in the show.
Refer to our full terms and conditions in our Festival programme.
General Admission $25, Concession $20SOLD OUT