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Daylight Atheist

  • ASB Waterfront Theatre Wynyard Quarter Auckland (map)

Tom Scott’s Ma & Da season presented by Giltrap Audi


Auckland Theatre Company
Starring Michael Hurst

7-23 March, 2019
ASB Waterfront Theatre

Ageing Irish raconteur Danny Moffat retreats from the harsh light of the world to his bedroom. There, under hoardings of old newspapers and beer bottles, he sorts through a lifetime of memories and regrets, from growing up as a boy in Ireland, to the hopes and disappointments of immigration to New Zealand, to the damage he inflicted on his wife and children. It’s a drunken rollicking yarn told with pain, humour and astonishing humility.

Satirical cartoonist Tom Scott’s wonderfully inventive play was a runaway success when it toured Australasia in 2004. Trading the political for the personal, Scott has drawn on the life of his own father, a man he never really knew, to create a fiercely funny and moving portrait of a deeply flawed yet charismatic bloke.

Performed with bravado and bravura by one of New Zealand’s most renowned actors, Michael Hurst, The Daylight Atheist probes at the broken heart of a family and reanimates it with comedy, pathos and charm. An unmissable Kiwi classic.


“Has its audience roaring with laughter”

- The Age

Please find more information and tickets here

Earlier Event: 18 November
Shortland Street - The Musical
Later Event: 12 February