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