It's a masterpiece- Metro Magazine NZ
In a nutshell:
Three characters in search of Bruce Mason / Love, loss and the nature of existence / Mind-bending puppetry
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 all of 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. Beautifully written by Carl Bland it stars Carl, George Henare and Andrew Grainger.
From the same out-of-the-box team that produced the award-winning 360 – a theatre of recollections, including director Ben Crowder and sound designer John Gibson, joined by no-holds- barred set designer Andrew Foster, Te Pō leaves no theatrical stone unturned in its mission to give us a unique view of the world.
Find something to hook your heart on at this original, extraordinary and moving show.
Co-produced by Auckland Arts Festival, New Zealand Festival, Theatre Stampede and Nightsong Productions.
Te Pō by Carl Bland was developed with the assistance of Auckland Theatre Company.
Production animals designed, created and sponsored by Main Reactor
Photograph: John McDermott Photography
Model maker: Carl Bland
Post-show talk: Thursday 10 March
Audio Described Performance: Thursday 10 March
Signed Performance: Monday 14 March
DEVELOPED WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF:
Auckland Theatre Company