2 Mar 2018

Review: Bless The Child

From Upbeat, 1:00 pm on 2 March 2018

An unapologetically honest portrayal of a Maori family under intense scrutiny after the death of a baby, has been one of the most anticipated homegrown shows in the New Zealand Festival this year.

Bless The Child

Bless The Child Photo: Matt Grace

Veteran Festival playwright Hone Kouka has written Bless the Child in the hope of getting people talking about what is a blight in our society…violence against children.

Lynn Freeman from RNZ National’s arts show Standing Room Only was at the premiere at the Hannah Playhouse on Wednesday evening and is with us now.

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