The contagious spirit of Polynesia is taking over Canberra this winter and nowhere is it more joyful than Canberra Theatre Centre where New Zealand’s First Pacific Musical, The Factory, is travelling across the ditch to warm the hearts of locals.
With some of New Zealand’s very best established and emerging musical theatre talent, this fresh new version of the vibrant, hilarious and heartfelt musical runs 23 & 24 June at Canberra Theatre as part of the Collected Works 2013 season.
The Factory is a tribute to the courage of the Pacific migrants who moved to New Zealand during the 70s searching for ways to support the families they had left behind and striving to make new lives for themselves. Arriving in Aukilani with her father, a young Samoan woman with big dreams and hopes for a brighter future is immediately set to work in a textile factory. There she discovers that each time the factory bell rings she feels further away from her home and aspirations.
Created in South Auckland by the formidable Kila Kokonut Krew (KKK), The Factory comes to Canberra after becoming the shining light of the 2013 Auckland Arts Festival.
When: 24 & 25 June Time: 7:30pm each night Where: Canberra Theatre, Canberra Theatre Centre