After touring the country, highly acclaimed writer/director Miria George brings her award-winning work The Vultures to life at Q Theatre this week.
Inspired by conversations of privilege, clean water and iwi Māori navigating through a post settlement world, The Vultures explores issues of land ownership and environmental pollution looking at how Māori deal with the devastating consequences created by successive governments.
Starring the familiar faces of Nicola Kawana (The Brokenwood Mysteries) and TeKohe Tuhaka (The Deadlands, Go Girls)
Sister Nurse Hinemoa and her siblings — magazine magnate Atawhai and prodigious businessman Petera — were raised in the glow of privilege, enjoying a whakapapa of sailing on the lake, gin with Indian tonic water, Coppertone on tanned Māori skin and a seemingly endless summer.
But long after their childhood at the lake, the race for wealth and empire have splintered the whānau. To resolve the matter of their land the siblings have been called together and they must agree to expand the empire, even if it means destroying the world in the process.
With only three nights to catch this Māori tragicomedy, make sure you don't miss out on this theatrical force to be reckoned with.