Aotearoa NZ

Sing to Me

  • Theatre
  • Auckland Premiere

Inspired by the Pania of the Reef legend, this intoxicating modern romance interweaves comedy with song and characters you’ll instantly fall in love with.

Two worlds collide when mild-mannered optometrist Ata and fierce sea maiden Whetū fall in love. 

The result: a child of both land and sea, with Ata and Whetū navigating challenges of cross-cultural relationships, the loss of Ata’s friend and differing ideas of parenthood. 

Set against the backdrop of a climate in crisis, Sing to Me is a powerful reimagining of pūrākau/stories of old in the 21st century.

Let it transport you to another world, a realm wonderfully crafted from the talented minds of playwright Alex Lodge, director Miriama McDowell, and a creative team including Jane Hakaraia, Te Aihe Butler and Te Ura Hoskins.

Actors Scotty Cotter and Emma Katene work with live musician/performer Te Aihe to evoke a modern mythical realm, brought to the mainstage by Taki Rua Productions.

Recommended for ages 12+

Contains strong language, violence, suicide themes, haze/smoke effects, strobe lighting and loud noises.

A Res Adult $55
A Res Conc/Group 6+ $49
A Res Under 30 (limited availability) $39
B Res Adult $45
B Res Conc/Group 6+ $39
B Res Under 30 (limited availability) $32
C Res Adult $35
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2 hrs, inc interval

305 Queen Street
Auckland 1010

09 309 9771


Supported by

“A charming, funny and sad story rooted in Aotearoa with beautiful design, performance and direction.”


  • Miriama McDowell
Production Designer
  • Jane Hakaraia
Costume Designer
  • Te Ura Hoskins
Sound Designer & Performer
  • Te Aihe Butler
  • Scotty Cotter
  • Emma Katene
  • Alex Lodge
Stage Manager
  • Debra Thomas
  • Philip Merry


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