The Vultures fly north - Miria George's new show heading to Auckland & Hamilton

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Biting indigenous satire spins a story of familial destruction in the vivid new play by highly acclaimed writer Mīria George. The Vultures takes Auckland and Hamilton by storm, at Playhouse Theatre on 14th October and Q Theatre from 18th to 21st October, with a story of full of razor-sharp barbs, inspired by conversations of privilege, clean water and iwi Māori navigating through a post settlement world. Did we mention The Vultures is a comedy?  Well... a  Māori tragi-comedy if you will. 

Sister Nurse Hinemoa and her siblings, Magazine Magnate Atawhai and Prodigious Businessman Petera, were raised in the glow of privilege and a seemingly endless summer.

But long after their idyllic childhood at the Lake, the race for wealth and empire have splintered the whānau. To resolve the matter of their land the siblings have been called together and they must agree to expand the empire… even if it means destroying the world in the process.

Starring the familiar faces of Nicola Kawana (Shortland Street, Fresh Meat) and TeKohe Tuhaka (Pop up Globe, The Deadlands, Go Girls) this show deals with the incredibly topical issues of land ownership and environmental pollution and how Māori deal with the repercussions of decisions made by successive governments that have had disastrous consequences.

Mīria George is a poet, and a writer for theatre, radio and television. Mīria’s award-winning work has toured New Zealand and the world, and unites now with Tawata Productions to create a theatrical force to be reckoned with. Miria was the Fulbright Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency 2017 in Hawaii.

The Vultures

Wed 18th - Sat 21st October: Q Theatre, Auckland

Tickets via  Q Theatre

Sat 14th October: Playhouse Theatre, Waikato

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