Past Tour: Tour-Makers presented Still Life With Chickens with Auckland Theatre Company in Dunedin (Dunedin Fringe Festival), Wanaka (Festival of Colour) and Oamaru in March/April 2019. If you are interested in Still Life With Chickens or any further shows by Auckland Theatre Company, please visit their website for more information.
WRITTEN BY D.F. MAMEA
Some friendships are just clucking surprising!
When Mama discovers a mischievous chicken invading her flourishing veggie garden her first instinct is to reach for the spade. But what starts out as a skirmish over the silverbeet develops into an unlikely friendship.
Award-winning playwright D.F. Mamea’s slice-of-life story paints a vivid portrait of the local neighbourhood, it’s colourful characters, and Mama’s dreams for herself and her family. Goretti Chadwick (Pani and Pani) gives a tour de force performance in the role of a lifetime, as she brings this glorious character to life. An intimate, heart-warming, and funny play about friendship, loss, love and life.
Winner of the Adam NZ Best Play 2017
Presented by PANNZ, an Auckland Theatre Company production supported by Creative New Zealand.
For 10+ years of age.
Tour Media / Reviews
27 March – Theatreview (Dunedin) review
“Chadwick conveys the warmth and humour of Mama’s character, whilst also expressing the waves of emotion that she experiences. And the audience is with her – we all feel her love, her fear, her sadness.”
27 March – Otago Daily Times review
“it has the guilelessness, uncomplicated narrative and moral resonance of a fable and the end, when it comes, will reignite your faith in simple, surprising miracles. Most of the Fringe events I’ve seen so far have been good, but this one is outstanding.”