Dakota of the White Flats
Red Leap Theatre

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Kei hea | Where

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Kaupapa | About

Dakota of the White Flats is an adaptation of the novel by award-winning author Philip Ridley. A high-action pulpy punk noir that snatches the classic coming-of-age adventure story out of the hands of a gang of boys, and passes it to two loud, unapologetic, brave young women.


Dakota Pink is 13-years-old and afraid of nothing. She lives in a bleak housing complex on the edge of a polluted canal. Abandoned supermarket trolleys litter the streets and the oil slick water is filled with monstrous mutant eels. Dakota and her best friend Treacle discover a secret that propels them across the water to the Broken Glass Fortress on Dog Island.


Delivered in electronica inflected neon and grime, Dakota of the White Flats is a finely crafted narrative shot through with comedy, horror, immersive soundscape and live music. Directed by Ella Becroft, with set design by John Verryt, lighting by Rachel Marlow and composition by Eden Mulholland, this fast-paced and electrifying show celebrates the resilience, bravery and hope of young people in a changing world.

Content Warning: Haze

Ngā Tangata | Cast & Creatives

Batanai Mashingaidze

Batanai Mashingaidze

Kaiwhakaari | Actor

Ella Becroft

Ella Becroft

Kaitohu | Director

Ariāna Osborne

Ariāna Osborne

Kaiwhakaari | Actor

Tess Sullivan

Tess Sullivan

Kaiwhakaari | Actor

Lutz Hamm

Lutz Hamm

Kaiwhakaari | Actor

Logan Cole

Logan Cole

Kaiwhakaari | Actor

John Verryt

John Verryt

Kaihoahoa Pae Whakaari | Set Designer

Rachel Marlow

Rachel Marlow

Kaihoahoa tūrama | Lighting Designer

Eden Mulholland

Eden Mulholland

Kaihanga Puoro | Composition

Tīkiti | Tickets

All tickets to this event are General Admission and are currently available online.

$45.00 Tautoko Tīkiti (Artist Support)

$32.50 Pakeke (Adult)

$17.50 Rangatahi (Youth) 

$17.50 Hapori (Community services card holders/ Equity members) | Community services card and Equity card may be required

$16.50 Bring your Teen for Free! (Select 2x here for 1 Adult and 1 Under 18 ticket)

If you need assistance with your booking please contact us at ticketing@tepoutheatre.nz

 

Taenga | Arrival

Our whare is located at Corban estate Arts Centre, 2 Mt Lebanon lane, Henderson, Waitakere.

When you arrive at Corban Estate, follow the signs that lead to our whare.

 

Ways to get here:

🚲 Cycle

There is a scenic cycle way that leads to Corban Estate Arts Centre. Lock your bike up in the bike stand available on site.

 

🚌 Bus & train

Bus and train links arrive at Henderson Transport Centre, which is within walking distance to our whare. Check the public transport route in your area to plan your trip.

 

🚗 Parking

Follow parking directions as you enter into Corban Estate Arts Centre.

Whakatapoko | Accessibility

Wheelchair and walker accessibility

Our whare is accessible to wheelchairs and walkers.

To ensure you have the best visiting experience, contact us at ticketing@tepoutheatre.nz about your access needs so we can anticipate your visit.

Please note, your walker will need to be stored away during the performance so that it’s not a trip hazard to other patrons. An usher will return your walker to you whenever you need it.

 
Service animals

Service animals are welcome at our whare. If you’re bringing a service animal to an event, contact us at ticketing@tepoutheatre.nz before your visit so we can anticipate your arrival.

Covid 19 Considerations

If you have any Covid-19 symptoms or have been required to isolate, please stay home.

We encourage you to share the gift of theatre by passing your ticket onto someone else to enjoy if you have to stay home.

Masks are not required, but you are welcome to wear one.

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