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A child has died and Shardae, mother of the child, is held guilty until proven otherwise. A power-hungry lawyer, Khan Te Ahi Richards, is reluctantly dragged into the case to defend the mother as the whānau close ranks. And rumbling from beneath is Rūaumoko, god of earthquakes and unborn children. All are in search of an answer - who took the life of baby Ara? 

A thoughtful urban drama, Bless the Child will give students a look at our society through a Māori lens and uncover the truth of our shared humanity.

Co-produced by the New Zealand Festival, Auckland Arts Festival and Tawata Productions

Download Bless the Child Teacher Resource Pack


Curriculum links: DramaEnglish


Pricing excludes service fee

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Suitable for Years 12–13

Contains nudity, strong language and violence

Hannah Playhouse

2hrs 20mins (incl. interval)

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