The Undertow: The Ragged and The Undertow: Dog & Bone

Pitopito Kōrero


June 14, 2024


It’s 1840 and all the players are here at the bottom of the world, at the dawn of the great new British colony: Port Nicholson, Wellington, New Zealand.

Fast-forward to 1869, The British Army gone and left Māori and Pākehā to fight it out. The Māori kuri, like its master an inferior, ugly, savage animal not to be given an inch…or a bone.

Toi Whakaari is excited to present both The Undertow: The Ragged and The Undertow: Dog & Bone, the first two instalments of writer Helen Pearse-Otene’s quartet of plays about Wellington, as part of our Term 2 Productions.

Directed by Regan Taylor and Jamie McCaskill respectively, these shows feature the work of Second Year Acting, Second and Third Year Design and Management, Second Year Costume and Set & Props students from Toi Whakaari.

June 14-19 | Te Whaea Theatre | Runtime: 90 minutes per show


The Undertow: The Ragged - 5.30pm

The Undertow: Dog & Bone - 8pm

Tickets sold separately | $10 Concession | $15 Full Price | Book at

By arrangement with Playmarket NZ

#toiwhakaari #theatre #productions #wellington #theundertow #helenpearseotene