Biting indigenous satire spins a story of familial destruction in the vivid new play by highly acclaimed writer Mīria George. The Vultures takes Auckland and Hamilton by storm, at Playhouse Theatre on 14th October and Q Theatre from 18th to 21st October, with a story of full of razor-sharp barbs, inspired by conversations of privilege, clean water and iwi Māori navigating through a post settlement world. Did we mention The Vultures is a comedy? Well... a Māori tragi-comedy if you will.
Sister Nurse Hinemoa and her siblings, Magazine Magnate Atawhai and Prodigious Businessman Petera, were raised in the glow of privilege and a seemingly endless summer.
But long after their idyllic childhood at the Lake, the race for wealth and empire have splintered the whānau. To resolve the matter of their land the siblings have been called together and they must agree to expand the empire… even if it means destroying the world in the process.