The Cave of Winds

The Cave of Winds, set on the island of Crete in the aftermath of the Allied evacuation in 1941, tells the story of two soldiers, one Pākehā the other Māori, left behind in the confusion that followed the  now legendary Battle for Crete. A badly wounded Pākehā officer is carried through the mountains to the safety of Anemospĩlia - the Cave of Winds - by a Māori soldier. While they await rescue, or death, their developing relationship reflects both the attitudes ‘back home’ current at the time, and the ways in which the shared dangers and challenges of war made those attitudes redundant. The play is also a romance between Wiri (the Maori soldier) and Sofia (daughter of the Greek partisan who rescues the two Kiwis).