Once On This Island – Book Now
Iona College and Lindisfarne College have teamed up once again to perform the Olivier Award-winning Once on This Island.
This highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score. It was written by the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Seussical, Ragtime).
Ti Moune, a peasant girl, rescues a wealthy boy from the other side of the island, Daniel, with whom she falls in love. Unbeknownst to Ti Moune, the pompous gods who preside over the island make a bet with one another over which is stronger, love or death, the stakes being Ti Moune’s life. When she pursues Daniel, who has returned to his people, Ti Moune is shunned because of her lowly status. Her determination and capacity to love, though, is not enough to win Daniel’s heart, and Ti Moune pays the ultimate price; but the gods turn Ti Moune into a tree that grows so strong and so tall, it breaks the wall that separates the societies and ultimately unites them.
The Lowe Family Performing Arts Centre
600 Pakowhai Road
Tickets: BOOK NOW
Wednesday April 3 – 7.00 pm
Thursday April 4 – 7.00 pm
Friday April 5 – 7.00 pm
Saturday April 6 – 7.00 pm
Sunday April 7 – 1.30 pm
Jackie Black 027 411 9091
For more information and audition details visit the Lindisfarne website