The Sun and the Wind The Sun and the Wind
Aotearoa NZ

The Sun and the Wind

  • Theatre
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By Tainui Tukiwaho

In this surreal, heartbreaking, impactful new play, experience a birthday unlike any other.

Rangi and Hūkerikeri, in the midst of quiet celebrations, are caught off-guard when two uninvited guests crash through the door of their home. Hihi and Kate are there to rob the place, until they’re mistaken as the couple’s deceased son and his wife.

An emotional rollercoaster of grief, hope, love and loss, The Sun and the Wind deftly explores the moral of ‘persuasion over force’ within a gripping human drama where the threat of violence meets the power of tenderness. It’s also a beautiful, heartfelt ode to whānau and connection you won’t soon forget.

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Audio Described Performance
Fri 22 March, 8.00pm; Sat 23 March, 2.00pm & 8.00pm; Sun 24 March, 4.00pm
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*Lowest standard public price with no restrictions
Recommended for ages 13+
Contains depictions and references to suicide, self-harm and death, and the use of a fake gun/gunshot sound(s)

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1hr 15mins no interval

305 Queen Street
Auckland 1010

09 309 9771



Supported by

Sponsored by

With support from

Q Theatre and Platinum Patrons Janet Clarke & John Judge

“The strong cast delivers this heartbreaking story with power and grace, each fully inhabiting their well-formed characters and delivering an emotional king hit.”

Tanya Piejus, Regional News Wellington

“A shout-out to director Edward Peni who manages to make the still and silent moments as compelling as the more dramatic ones.”

Sarah Catherall, Stuff

“The way the stories and narrative threads in The Sun and the Wind intersect is surprising; simultaneously profound and frightening.”

Corey Spence, Art Murmurs


Writer, Set Design
  • Tainui Tukiwaho (Tūhoe;Te Arawa;Tūwharetoa; Whakatōhea)
Presented by
  • Taurima Vibes
Producer, Alternate Performer
  • Borni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho (Tūhoe;Te Arawa; Tūwharetoa; Whakatōhea)
  • Edward Peni
Lighting Design
  • Katrina Chandra (Ngāti Paoa; Scottish; English; Nepalese; Fijian Indian)
Sound Design
  • Eve Gordon
  • Taungaroa Emile (Ngāti Kahungunu; Ngati Kuki 'Āirani)
  • Julie Edwards
  • Joe Dekkers-Reihana (Ngāi Tū Te Auru; Ngāpuhi)
  • Tuakoi Ohia (Ngāti Hine; Mataatua; Tainui; Te Arawa; Te Āti Awa; Ngāi Pākehā)
Alternate Performer
  • Georgia-May Russ


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