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Thoroughly Modern Māui

Rutene Spooner


Many moons ago, a superhero of a different kind ruled this side of the Pacific. His name was Māui-Tikitiki-A-Taranga – MĀUI.

A warrior and demigod, his adventures are woven into the fabric of Pacific history. In Aotearoa, this ‘Māori Superman’ was fast, fit, and funny. He was the total package. He slowed the sun, fished up the North Island and brought fire to the world – to name just a few of his feats!

The burgeoning music theatre star that is Rutene Spooner is channelling this Māori hero into a modern-day icon at Little Andromeda – complete with rhinestones and glitter. This ‘haka-boogie-hori’ will be pulling out all his tricks from the past and reincarnating Māui into a living breathing musical rock star before your very eyes. Don’t miss the Christchurch premiere filled with charmingly quick-witted songs, hilarious antics and heart-felt story telling live at Little Andromeda and experience this cultural hero and trickster shape shift once more.

Original commission by Auckland Live, with support from Creative New Zealand

2nd Sep 2021

Thu 2 Sep, 7:00pm
Fri 3 Sep, 7:00pm

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