Ruthie Bird and the King of Hearts

Inspired by Wellington’s homeless people and the blues, the play has a big heart, real grit and four characters that have to survive with their unconventional behaviour in a dog-eat-dog world. 

Ruthie is one of Wellington’s colourful street people who fiercely protects her mentally challenged son, Cobie.  She is loud and fiesty and is afraid of nothing. She befriends Ginna, a street singer, who is out to prove she can survive on her own. The consequences are devastating when Ruthie breaks the number one rule on the street: she steals from a kindred spirit.