7 - 15 April 2018

An Auckland Theatre Company production
By • D.F. Mamea
Director • Fasitua Amosa
Starring • Goretti Chadwick

When Mama discovers a stray chicken eating from her flourishing veggie garden, her first instinct is to reach for the spade. But what starts as an all out war develops into a grudging friendship, as she opens up to the chicken about her life struggles and family troubles. Through this unlikely friendship, Mama learns there's more to life than waiting for death.

Playwright D.F. Mamea has worked on film, TV, radio and theatre projects ranging from sci-fi to soap, comedy to horror, and documentary to drama. Goretti Chadwick is a well-known face in New Zealand theatre, television and film. Her screen credits include Pani & Pani, Auckland Daze, Vermillion, Apron Strings and Sione’s Wedding. Highlights with Auckland Theatre Company include The Good Soul of Szechuan, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and To Kill a Mockingbird.

Winner of 2017's Adam NZ play award and Playmarket Best Play by a Pasifika Playwright, Still Life with Chickens is a beautiful, beguiling and very funny play about loneliness and the resilience of communities.

Still Life with Chickens was developed with the support of Auckland Theatre Company.



Centrepoint Theatre
280 Church Street, Palmerston North


Tuesday • 6.30PM
Wednesday • 6.30PM
Thursday • 7.30PM
Friday • 7.30PM
Saturday • 7.30PM
Sunday • 4PM

Opening Night
Saturday 7 April

Post-Show Q+A
Wednesday 11 April


Adult • $45 
Senior • $37
Concession* • $25

*Students and Community Services Card holders. Valid I.D. is required.


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