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Sing to Me
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 Rutene Spooner 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.

Do you have accessibility needs? We are offering accessible and school performances of Sing to Me:

$20 wheelchair performance

Blind and low vision performance

School matinee

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
  • Rutene Spooner
  • Emma Katene
  • Alex Lodge
Stage Manager
  • Debra Thomas
  • Philip Merry


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