A Tu Meke Tūī! and Auckland Live production

Adapted from the children’s book by Malcolm Clarke
Original artwork by Flox

Original direction by Renee Lyons
Featuring Justin Haiu and Victoria Abbott. More cast to be announced soon.

Tere the Tūī and Taitū the Takahē are two very different sorts of birds: one loves to flit and twirl about in the sky, while the other prefers to rustle around in the undergrowth. Tu Meke Tūī! is a story of friendship, courage and discovering that sometimes it’s our differences which make us truly special.

Award-winning children’s book Tu Meke Tūī! takes the stage and will lift your heart and soul. Set against a lusciously illustrated backdrop of Aotearoa’s magical native wildlife, this beautiful story celebrating friendship, courage and diversity will delight the whole whānau.


Full Tour Schedule

Auckland – Auckland Live, Herald Theatre – 19 & 20 September

New Plymouth – TSB Showplace – 26 & 27 September

Tauranga – Baycourt Community & Arts Centre – 29 & 30 September

Hastings – Toitoi Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre – 4 & 5 October

Gisborne – Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival – 6 & 7 October

Hamilton – Clarence St Theatre – 9 & 10 October

*Tickets for Gisborne, Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival on sale late August

Day and Time

Sunday 20 September 2020, 10:30am - 2:00pm
Saturday 19 September 2020, 10:30am - 2:00pm