Niu Sila

From the combined wit and talents of writers Oscar Kightley and Dave Armstrong comes the funny and poignant Niu Sila, one of New Zealand's most loved plays. The play centres on a friendship that spans twenty years, two cultures and one neighbourhood. In 1970s Auckland, five-year-old Ioane Tafioka, just off the boat from the Pacific, moves in next door to five-year-old Peter Burton. They begin an unlikely friendship that will change their lives. Deftly exposing flaws in our society, Niu Sila is at once uplifting and deeply sad.

"A rich and satisfying experience...with complex currents rippling beneath its warm, delightful, generous flow. It's the sort of play that reminds us why theatre was invented a character-based comedy of insight that confronts us with our real world but doesn't preach." John Smythe, National Business Review