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Cradle Song

18 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018


Tuesday 18 September 2018, 8.15pm - Tuesday 18 September 2018, 9.45pm

Wednesday 19 September 2018, 8.15pm - Wednesday 19 September 2018, 9.45pm

Thursday 20 September 2018, 8.15pm - Thursday 20 September 2018, 9.45pm

Friday 21 September 2018, 8.15pm - Friday 21 September 2018, 9.45pm

Saturday 22 September 2018, 8.15pm - Saturday 22 September 2018, 9.45pm


Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street, Auckland CBD

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  • Full Price $35
  • Equity/Student/Senior $29

Booking fees may apply



Set in the South West of Ireland 1999, at a nunnery near the fictitious village of Sibeal (County Kerry), two young women are on their big OE when they come face-to-face with the supernatural force of Briar Faith.

Te Rēhia Theatre brings you the premiere of Albert Belz’s new award-winning thriller Cradle Song (Adam Award, Best play by a Māori playwright 2018). Belz won his first playwright's award for Yours Truly (2006) a now iconic New Zealand thriller. This new work is this writer’s reaction to the tragic discovery of a mass children’s grave which was part of a Home for Unmarried Mothers in the township of Tuam, Ireland.

Starring Donogh Rees and directed by Tainui Tukiwaho this special debut season is housed in church settings at Corban Estate Arts Centre. Enjoy a night of chilling intrigue this Kōanga (spring) and celebrate stunning new playwriting with the Going West Festival. The central city season is presented in collaboration with Q Theatre.

Albert Belz (Ngā Porou, Nga Puhi, Ngā Pokai) is a professional writer for television, film and theatre. His first script for theatre, Te Maunga, was performed in 2001 to critical acclaim. Awhi Tapu, was nominated for The Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards. In 2006 Yours Truly won Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards for Best New New Zealand Play, and Most Original Play. Raising the Titanics won The New Zealand Listeners Best New New Zealand Play 2010. He has been writer-in-residence at Waikato University and Victoria University of Wellington.