It’s back, this time as part of the 2014 Going West Books and Writers Festival.

Goodbye My Feleni, 2014

Tickets are on sale now from Eventfinder.

The 2014 season is 28–31 August 2014 at the Playhouse Theatre, Glen Eden.

Returning for their second — and for some, third — tour of duty are:

  • Amelia Reid-Meredith, director;
  • Shadon Meredith, Lance Corporal Simi Bishop;
  • Ruby Reihana-Wilson, operator;
  • and Jenni Heka, producer.

Freshies for the 2014 season are:

  • Shimpal Lelisi, Sergeant Ete Masani;
  • Pua Magasiva, Private Tama Apara;
  • Dominic Ona Ariki, Private Sione Make;
  • Jane Hakaraia, lighting design;
  • Posenai Mavaega & Tania Muagututi’a, sound design;
  • and Venus Stephens, costume design.

Onwards ho!

(Translation of “toe sau” — Samoan for “come again” or “return”.)




Yes: it takes a village.

I’m sure you’re sick to death of the faces of the production.  I’m pretty sure you’ll soon be sick to the back teeth about the principals behind the production.

This post is about those who helped make it happen:

  • Ruby our Lighting Designer-slash-Operator-slash-Stage Manager Extraordinaire – Ruby has a calmness that I envy, a presence that I’m pretty sure averted moments of hands-around-other-people’s-throats and huffy walk-outs;
  • the Basement team who sold tickets, poured drinks and always had a sympathetic word or smile for a sweaty, thirsty, writer – Sophie, Charlie (no, the other one), John, and Alex – with particular thanks to Pete whose striking mop of hair and an abundance of nothing-is-impossible attitude got us sorted into the theatre space;
  • our lovely ushers who helped out during our season – Abigail, Beulah, Christina, and Maaka;
  • and our PR team – Kristina of Little Miss Publicity, and Qiane of Qreative Native – what can I say but AWESOME EXPOSURE!

To youse all:  Fa’afetai tele lava.