A majestic story of love, redemption, whanau and brotherhood.
Patricia Grace's award-winning novel is the inspiration for this powerful return to the stage by celebrated playwright and director Hone Kouka.

"...a most engaging and dynamic piece of NZ theatre..."  
(The Dominion Post)

Weaving together text and image, Tu is an epic tale set against 1940s New Zealand, the battlefields of Monte Cassino and post-war Te Tairawhiti on the North Island’s East Coast. After years of self imposed exile, old Tu is found and visited by his brother’s children. In search of answers, their presence triggers an unstoppable wave of memories that envelops Tu and forces him to confront and embrace the ghosts of his past.

Hone Kouka's previous theatrical works include the multi award winning I, George Nepia, the internationally acclaimed Waiora and the 2004 New Zealand International Arts Festival premiere of The Prophet

"...a profound experience that goes to the heart... created a powerful, moving and resounding play..."

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Watch the interview with writer and director Hone Kouka about bringing Patricia Grace's book Tu to the stage:

Supported by Te Waka Toi, Auckland Matariki Festival Trust and Matariki Festival 2013