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Black Lover: ideal for blind and low vision patrons

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5 days ago, Thu 02 Apr 2020, 07:00 pm


5 days ago, Thu 02 Apr 2020, 08:10 pm


Q Theatre, Loft
305 Queen Street


Theatre, History, Performing Arts, Political


Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets, Mobility parking



Listed By:

Auckland Theatre Company

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Award-winning playwright Stanley Makuwe brings us a gripping drama about war, politics and colonialism in Black Lover, the story of expat New Zealander Sir Garfield Todd, who was ousted as Prime Minister of Rhodesia in 1958 for being a “black lover”. Because the play is rich in dialogue, audio description is not necessary.

Auckland Theatre Company's Black Lover has its world premiere at Auckland Arts Festival.

“We must make it possible for every individual to lead the good life, to win a place in the sun.” Sir Garfield Todd said these words in his final speech as Prime Minister of Rhodesia in 1958. Todd’s ongoing fight for racial equality led to his house arrest in 1965, the starting point for Makuwe’s story.

Compelling and reflective, Black Lover explores the courage to stand against injustice in a nation experiencing deep racial divides.

$20 access tickets are available to the 7pm Thursday 2 April performance.

Book tickets by emailing  or by calling 0800 282 849 and specify that you would like the $20 access tickets. You may also purchase one companion ticket for $20. If you would like additional tickets for friends or family, we will do our best to seat them with you. 

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