Party with the Aunties - Dunedin Tour

14 - 24 November 2019

Wow! Productions in association with EnD Productions Present


Dunedin Tour

Directed by Erina Daniels
Devised with Party with the Aunties performers

Awhina-Rose Henare Ashby
Jamie McCaskill
Matariki Whatarau

It's Uncle Angus' 50th birthday, and the whole whanau are invited!
Nau Mai! Haere Mai!
Coming to a venue near you, Party with the Aunties is a celebration of a Kiwi family,
with a good singalong vibe... you may see someone you recognise.

Party with the Aunties is an original NZ work created by Mosgiel-born Erina Daniels and the original cast of 2011. First produced in a garage in Paekakariki as part of Daniels’ Masters Degree at Te Kura o Toi Whakaari/Victoria University, Wellington.

Party with the Aunties has since toured to many regions and festivals including Nelson, Christchurch and Taranaki Arts festivals, and has enjoyed representing theatre of Aotearoa at the 2016 Festival of Pacific Arts, in Guam.

Party with the Aunties takes place in local clubs, bars and community halls. You are invited to be a guest at Uncle Angus’ 50 th birthday party; the show will happen around you.

This feel-good show is the perfect way to celebrate the start of Summer!

"My Mum’s family, my Pakeha whakapapa – is from Otago and Clutha Southland.  My Dad, like many other Maori men, had chased the shearing season from the North Island to the South Island – where he met my Mum, and grew a strong family. I was born in Mosgiel, and raised in a small country town further south.  

We worked hard and played hard. At our parties, my Uncles would be stomping their wool-socked feet to keep rhythm as they played guitars. And my Aunties would sing song after song – they knew all the words.  

Party with the Aunties is about being together – and trying to enjoy each other, whilst we’re at it. It’s about being reminded to enjoy, because of each other; and to be hearty and cheeky as we get on with it.

Although the show has played to many Aunties and their families throughout NZ and beyond, Party with the Aunties has yet to show to the Aunties, Uncles and Cuzzies it was originally inspired from.

After 8 years of testing the show out on the road, we’re bringing the Party home!  Come round!

Party with the Aunties will show at a venue in your community – it might be the hall down the road, the club, the pub... We want you to feel at ease, where you’ll be at ease. This November 2019, Party with your Aunties at “Party with the Aunties.”.

Director & Co-Creator Erina Daniels


“The play was a wickedly funny celebration of New Zealand life, an extraordinary gift to us as a community."
- David Groves, Paekakariki Xpressed

“They give us an evening of laughter, with many touching moments as members of the family reunite, encounter, agree to differ and go their ways, all interlaced with song and guitar.”
- Sunny Amey, Theatreview

"It’s a relaxed and relaxing show, under the smart direction of Erina Daniels, and though it seems casually performed it isn’t... played with broad, sympathetic character strokes by a trio of hugely attractive, charismatic and talented performers"
-Laurie Atkinson



Thur 14 7.30pm Carisbrook Hotel 149 South Rd
Fri 15 7.30pm The Octagon Club 9 The Octagon
Sat 16 7.30pm The Octagon Club 9 The Octagon
Sun 17 2pm Macandrew Bay Hall 1 Greenacre Street
Wed 20 7.30pm NE Valley Bowling Club 139 North Road
Thur 21 7.30pm Taieri Bowling Club 12 Wickliffe St Mosgiel
Fri 22 7.30pm The Golden Fleece 198 Main Road Waikouaiti
Sat 23 7.30pm Waitati Hall 26 Harvey Street, Waitati
Sun 24 2pm Macandrew Bay Hall 1 Greenacre Street

Run-time approx 1 hour 20min

Bookings & Pricing
Tickets can be booked directly at
Or at the venue 30mins in advance of the show (unless sold-out prior)
Concession $18 Full Price $25
Children under 15 free
Visit for further information and links to book

Party with the Aunties was made for adults, but can be enjoyed by all ages.



Teen workshop
Erina Daniels will deliver a free workshop for teenagers on the skills of devising and storytelling for theatre. For more information and bookings contact

Beach Days
Wow! Productions will host family beach days at Macandrew Bay on Sunday 17th and Sunday 24th.  Sandcastle competition and beach clean-ups with spot prizes from 11am till 1pm, prior to our 2pm show at Macandrew Bay Hall.

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