Dakota of the White Flats

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Created for a multigenerational audience, specifically 11-17-year-olds, this fast-paced and electrifying show celebrates the resilience, bravery and hope of young people in a changing world. By Red Leap Theatre.

Dakota of the White Flats is an adaptation of the novel by award-winning author Philip Ridley. A high-action, pulpy, punk noir that snatches the classic coming-of-age adventure story out of the hands of a gang of boys, and passes it to two loud, unapologetic, brave young women.

“A magic-infused adventure that pulls out every theatrical trick in the book to create a true stage showcase.” - Ethan Sills (NZ Herald)

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. Dakota of the White Flats is a finely crafted adventure, shot through with comedy, horror, an immersive soundscape and live punk music.

Director: Ella Becroft
Cast: Batanai Mashingaidze, Ariāna Osborne, Amelia Reynolds, Logan Cole, Lutz Hamm
Sound Design: Eden Mulholland
Set Design: John Verryt
Lighting Design: Rachel Marlow
Costume Design: Ana van Schie de Pont
Choreographic Advisor: Sarah Foster Sproull
Dramaturg: Tom Eason

Gallery images by Andy Crown Photography

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From $26.62 – $38.4



Event Dates

Thursday 18 May 2023 - Saturday 20 May 2023