Mai is Proud to support Red, White & Brass LIVE

Mai is Proud to support Red, White & Brass LIVE

A live stage adaptation of Red, White & Brass is hitting ASB Waterfront Theatre this June & July!
13 May 2024

After Red, White & Brass hit cinemas with MASSIVE success in 2023, the Auckland Theatre Company are bringing a live stage adaptation to ASB Waterfront Theatre this June & July!

It’s 2011 in Wellington and the seventh Rugby World Cup is just around the corner. Reprising his film role, John-Paul Foliaki stars as Maka, a Tongan superfan, who will do whatever it takes to score tickets for the most important game of their lives – the Tonga versus France Rugby World Cup game.

When Maka and his cousin Veni fail in getting tickets, they decide to form a traditional Tongan marching band for the pre-match entertainment, just so they can go to the game. The only problem is, the band doesn’t exist and Maka has four weeks to put one together.

With the help of his famili, his mates and local church members, Maka rallies together a band of misfits who know nothing about marching, nor do they have any instruments.

What starts out as just a cynical scam to see a rugby game becomes a journey of self-discovery in which Maka and Veni will learn the importance of their Tongan culture, their community, and what really matters in life.

Inspired by an amazing ’straight-up’ true story and with bucketloads of Tongan māfana (warmth), Red, White and Brass is a story of friendship, family and fearlessly standing up for what you believe in!

Tickets are only $30 if you’re 30 and under, and if you’re whole whanau of 6 or more are going you can get the mafana discount. That’s everyone under 30 for $30 and adults/seniors all get a 20% discount.

You can catch Red, White & Brass LIVE at ASB Waterfront Theatre from June 18th to July 6th!

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