Southern Stage

Michael Hope is ten years old and sleeps on a volcano. Rumblings in the adult world encroach into Michael's life, erupting, and throwing his universe into a chaos that will change him forever. A coming-of-age story about life on the Peninsula.

Two teenagers fall in love. Their parents are constantly at war. Will their different cultures keep them apart? Romeo and Tusi puts an hilarious Pasifika spin on Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers.

Sometimes to resuscitate love you have to risk drowning. In The Raft, a family tries to pick up the pieces and wrestle with things that have remained submerged for too long.

Michael James Manaia returns from the Vietnam War to find himself at odds with his culture, his history and his memories.

Four classic New Zealand plays from the South Island.