May 13, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

The Maori Troilus and Cressida launches appeal to go global!

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Following the success of sold out Performances in Auckland and Wellington, The Maori Troilus and Cressida is launching an appeal to raise funds to take this spectacular and dynamic adaptation of Shakespeares work in Te Reo all the way to The Globe Theatre in London. The show will be performed at the Globe to Globe Festival on Shakespeares birthday (April 23rd) as part of the citys Cultural Olympiad.

The stellar cast, led by Rawiri Paratene will give a special fundraising performance in Aucklands Town Hall on April 15, followed by a special fundraising function at Q Theatre featuring Maisey Rika, Ria Hall, Tama Waipara and Ngatapa Black.

Co-Directed by Rachel House and Jamus Webster, the play features the live music of James Webster. Cast members are Waihoroi Shortland,Scotty Morrison, Kimo Houltham, Awhina Rose Henare-Ashby, Juanita Hepi, Waimihi H?tere, Matu Ngaropo, Maaka P?hatu, Roimata Fox, William Davis, Calvin Tuteao, Xavier Horan, James Tito, Whatanui Flavell & Rangi Rangitukunoa.


  • Date: April 15 Time: 6pm Venue: Auckland Town Hall
  • Tickets: $25 – $55

Available from or 09 357 3355


  • Date: April 15 Time: 8.30pm Venue: Q Theatre
  • Tickets: $30 pre-sales/ $35 door sales

Available from

a remarkable testimony to the transcendent quality of Shakespeare’s writing- NZ Herald

Ngakau Toa’s production of MAORI TROILUS AND CRESSIDA…isastonishing. It is sexy, angry and laugh-out-loud funny, and seeing and hearing it in te reo, far from making it less accessible to non-Maori speakers, had the effect of bringing the action into even sharper focus– NZ Listener

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