Many moons ago, a superhero of a different kind ruled this side of the Pacific. His name was Māui-Tikitiki-A-Taranga – MĀUI.
A warrior and demigod, his adventures are woven into the fabric of Pacific history. In Aotearoa, this ‘Māori Superman’ was fast, fit, and funny. He was the total package. He slowed the sun, fished up the North Island and brought fire to the world – to name just a few of his feats!
Burgeoning music theatre star Rutene Spooner is channelling this Māori hero into a modern-day icon, complete with rhinestones and glitter. This ‘haka-boogie-hori’ will be pulling out all his tricks from the past and reincarnating Māui into a living, breathing musical rock star before your very eyes. Don’t miss the world premiere filled with charmingly quick-witted songs, hilarious antics and heartfelt storytelling from this cultural hero and trickster shapeshifter.
Developed in partnership with Auckland Live