Festival show journeys to Warkworth

Tola Newberry hopes to entertain on his first visit to Warkworth.

This year’s Auckland Arts Festival will reach Warkworth in the form of Kupe’s Heroic Journey.

The one-man play will be performed at the Warkworth Town Hall on Sunday, March 17 at 6pm.

Actor Tola Newberry, who has formerly been part of the Matariki Festival and the arts festival, will perform the show across 10 venues.

“The story is an ode to the traveller, taking on the journey of Kupe from Hawaiki,” Tola says.

“It’s quite different to anything I’ve done before as I will play multiple characters with minimal props.”

Tola says the audience will need to be focused to follow the show, which can be interpreted in a number of ways.

“There is a lot of jumping between the past and present, and about a third of the lines are in Te Reo.

“It will definitely be an entertaining show, though, for both adults and children,” he says.

The show is 50-minutes long and entry is free. To register, visit eventfinda.co.nz/2019/aaf-ka-tito-au-kupes-heroic-journey/auckland/warkworth

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