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Duration: Kia Mau Festival - 13-17 June 2023
Price: $20 - $30
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Flames: A Hip-hop Musical

By Roy Iro, Reon Bell and Sepelini Mua’au

Directed by Sepelini Mua’au

Celebrating the whakapapa of Hip-hop culture in Aotearoa.

Private detectives Morgan Reid and Ian Sheff attempt to solve a series of arsons across Wellington city. Their inability to cooperate forces the two to rely on outside help, unintentionally constructing a band of misfits.

Innovative in its fusion of theatre, musical theatre and hip-hop music presented through a detective drama with Aotearoa flavour, “Flames” is a one-of-a-kind show by Toi Whakaari graduates Roy Iro and Reon Bell that celebrates the whakapapa of Hip-hop culture in Aotearoa.

“The merits of this show are plenty. It’s cleverly conceived and written, its marvellously well staged – I don’t know when the performance area at BATS last got such a workout.”

“this hip-hop musical is smart, sassy and exhilarating.” – Margaret Austin, Theatre View

13 – 17 June 2023
Circa Two
Tues – Sat 7.30pm

Friends of Circa $22
Under 25 $15
Group 6+ $25
Group 20+ $20
Student $20 (w $15 standby)

Coarse language, loud music, smoking, strobe lighting, PG
Runtime: 60 min
Latecomers welcome

SHOW PROGRAMME – Click here or on image below








Writers: Roy Iro, Reon Bell and Sepelini Mua’au
Director: Sepelini Mua’au
Production Manager: Amanda Joe
Producer: Taylor-Rose Terekia
Sound Designer: Reon Bell
Lighting Designer: Michael Lyell
Actors: Roy Iro, Reon Bell, Sean Rivera, Moana Ete, and GypsyMae Harihona

Photo by Roc Torio. Design by Danielle Mendoza