August, 2021

This is a repeating event

2021Sat14Aug7:30 pm8:40 pmPostponedFeaturedDakota of the White FlatsLive shows until 21 AugThis is event has been postponed while Auckland is at Alert Level 4.7:30 pm - 8:40 pm Q Theatre, 305 Queen St, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:TheatreWhere:Central AucklandAges:Teens (13 to 18 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)


Event Details

Dakota of the White Flats is an adaptation of the novel by award-winning author Philip Ridley at Q Theatre. A high-action pulpy punk noir that snatches the classic coming-of-age adventure story out of the hands of a gang of boys, and passes it to two loud, unapologetic, brave young women.

Dakota Pink is 13-years-old and afraid of nothing. She lives in a bleak housing complex on the edge of a polluted canal. Abandoned supermarket trolleys litter the streets and the oil slick water is filled with monstrous mutant eels. Dakota and her best friend Treacle discover a secret that propels them across the water to the Broken Glass Fortress on Dog Island.

Delivered in electronica inflected neon and grime, Dakota of the White Flats is a finely crafted narrative shot through with comedy, horror, immersive soundscape and live music. Directed by Ella Becroft, with set design by John Verryt, lighting by Rachel Marlow and composition by Eden Mulholland, this fast-paced and electrifying show celebrates the resilience, bravery and hope of young people in a changing world. This show has been created for those 11-17 years old, and will be loved by the whole family.




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