Dakota of the White Flats
Adapted from iconic UK author Philip Ridley’s novel, Dakota of the White Flats is a high-action, pulpy punk noir which celebrates brave, rebellious and unapologetic young women. Returning after a 2021 premiere season cut short by a series of lockdowns the production is now set for a rip-roaring tour of New Zealand, coming to Kerikeri on the 24th of May, 2023.
Dakota Pink is 13-years-old and afraid of nothing. She lives in a bleak housing complex on the edge of a polluted canal. Abandoned supermarket trolleys litter the streets and the oil slick water is filled with monstrous mutant eels. Dakota and her best friend Treacle discover a secret that propels them across the water to the Broken Glass Fortress on Dog Island.
Delivered in electronica inflected neon and grime, Dakota of the White Flats is a finely crafted narrative shot through with comedy, horror, immersive soundscape and live music.
This fast-paced and electrifying show celebrates the resilience, bravery and hope of young people in a changing world - led by Batanai Mashingaidze (Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner), new to the role of Dakota, alongside Ariāna Osborne, Lutz Hamm, Logan Cole and Amelia Rose Reynolds.
‘Red Leap has delivered entertaining, imaginative theatre that pays homage to gutsy girls, friendship and hope. Buckle up for the ride,’ - Mary De Ruyter, Theatrescenes
How to Find Us
Turner Centre, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
Thursday 25 May 2023