Presented by The Conch with Tour-Makers in association with Q Theatre.
Renowned hip-hop artist Scribe features with his father John and brother Matthias in this stunning new play â€“ the true story of their family, the Luafutus.
A grandmother’s dream of a better life in New Zealand collides with the reality of hardship and loss: a man’s journey from boyhood innocence into the heart of darkness â€“ through violence, drug addiction, prison and gangs â€“ to the possibility of hope, healing and redemption.
With the intensity of a live gig, music pumps through the story’s veins â€“ from the first songs of a grandmother as she sings along with her white guitar to the power of rock ‘n’ roll, the beats of hip-hop and church hymns.
A story of hardship, loss, hope and healing.
Directed by Nina Nawalowalo and Jim Moriarty.
Originally commissioned by Christchurch Arts Festival.
â€œThe White Guitar is the best and most affecting piece of theatre I have seen, hands down, for a long time.â€ (Theatreview)
â€œAs the Christchurch audience rose to offer the Luafutu men a standing ovation I know I have just witnessed a seminal moment in New Zealand theatre history.â€ (The Press)
28 June – 2 July 2016
6 – 15 July 2016< BACK TO LISTINGS