Date: Wednesday 24 February, 6.30pm
Thursday 25 February, 6.30pm
Friday 26 February, 6.30pm
Saturday 27 February, 6.30pm

Duration: 75 Minutes

Price: $20 (services fees apply)

After a sold out season at the Pitt Street Theatre, Seed Theatre Company’s debut hit ‘Sunrise’ returns to the stage at Q Theatre for the Auckland Fringe Festival!

‘Sunrise’ tells the story of 4 young adults, meeting in a support group to talk about their emotional troubles. It’s an observation of how our generation talks about our issues and a demonstration of how we can find some comfort by confiding in one another– finding hope even if we don’t currently have a solution.

With support from the Mental Health Foundation, ‘Sunrise’ is written, directed, produced and performed by a team of young adults with ages ranging from 17 to 25, ensuring that the stories being told are authentic and truthful. A diverse array of topics around mental health are covered, but ultimately share a powerful message around how we can help one another through difficult circumstances.


"Nothing short of breathtaking. The complexity of the issues handled were woven together with humanity, humour and common sense self reflection that belie the tender years of its writers. This is a bloody good play and deserves its sold out season."

"Brilliant. Great script with such insight and a sensitive topic handled incredibly well. The actors were amazing. I was moved to tears in parts- congratulations!"

"I didn't know that I needed to see this play"


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Please note Sunrise contains heavy themes around mental health and some sudden loud noises.

Directed by Giorgia Doughty
Produced by Joshua Downs
Written by Joshua Downs, Anya Christiansen, James Hunter and Francis Johnson


This show is a part of the 2021 Summer at Q Festival. Thanks to the support of the University of Auckland and Q Theatre, Summer at Q has packaged rates that make our venues more accessible and simpler to budget for.

Sunrise would also like to acknowledge the Mental Health Foundation and Like Minds, Like Mine Community Grant Fund