written and directed by Sani Muliaumaseali'i
A girls dream portends the devastation brought to Samoa in 1918 by the flu pandemic.
'Last night, I had the most magnificent dream; I dreamt my whole family came to the wharf to meet me'
On 7 November 1918, the New Zealand passenger and cargo ship Talune arrived at Apia from Auckland. On board were people suffering from pneumonic influenza, a highly infectious disease already responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths around the world. Sick passengers were allowed to disembark and 25% of the Samoa population perished.
Talune is a powerful work depicting a turbulent time for two nations in the aftermath of WW1.
Theatre to commemorate the flu pandemic of 1918.
Alan Mosley, Aivale Cole, Theda Lehmann, Rohan Reckord
Bronwen Stephens, Lori Isley Lynn, Jamal Renaldo
and Jasmine Leota as 'Teine'
The Penthouse, NZ High Commission, London
19:30 - 21:30