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Written by Vela Manusaute
Directed by Vela Manusaute and Anapela Polataivano
Composer/musical director/conductor Poulima Salima
Musical Director 2013: Tama Waipara
Kila Kokonut Krew

[1hr 30min, no interval]

at Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland
From 13 Aug 2011 to 10 Sep 2011

Q Theatre, Rangatira, Auckland
From 6 Mar 2013 to 11 Mar 2013

Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau, Auckland
From 4 Jun 2014 to 6 Jun 2014

Assembly @ Assembly Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland
From 12 Aug 2014 to 25 Aug 2014

Reviewed by:  Nik SmythePaul Simei-Barton (New Zealand Herald); Simon Wilson (Metro-Arts-Auckland); Janet McAllister (New Zealand Herald); James Wenley (Theatre Scenes - Auckland Theatre Blog); Tamati PatuwaiDione Joseph;

The highly anticipated new show from the Kila Kokonut Krew is finally here.
With a cast of twelve performers and a live orchestra,
The Factory is a unique theatrical experience unlike anything that New Zealand has seen before.
The show explores a territory recognisable to many New Zealanders – the search for love and a better life as an immigrant in a new country. A humble South Auckland factory becomes the backdrop to an unforgettable journey of sacrifice, love and laughter.  
The original score is accompanied by moving song and dance sequences, brought to life by an array of colourful characters.
Written, directed and produced by
Kila Kokonut Krew with funding from Creative New Zealand and support from Auckland Council, The Factory is a theatrical gem not to be missed.

           Mangere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku
When:            13 August – 10 September 2011
                          8pm Tuesday - Saturday (no shows on Sundays and Mondays)
Tickets:         Adults $20 / $30

                          Groups $20 (10 or more); 
                          Children (6 - 18 years) $15
School Matinees
Dates: Thursdays: 18 & 25 August, 1 & 8 September 2011, 12pm
Tickets: $10
Please contact Kila Kokonut Krew for school bookings (must be pre-booked and paid in advance) at

Auckland Arts Festival 2013

Rangatira, Q Theatre, Auckland
Wednesday 6 March – Saturday 9 March, 7.30pm
Sunday 10 March, 5pm
Monday 11 March, 6.30pm
1hr 30min no interval

Post Show Talk: Thursday, 7 March

A Reserve $55 / Friend/Conc/Group $49
B Reserve $45 / Friend/Conc/Group $39
Book at THE EDGE: / 09 357 3355 / 0800 289 842
Group bookings: / 09 357 3354
Book at Q Theatre: / 09 309 9771 


Vodafone Events Centre, Manakau
4-6 June, 7.30pm
Schools Matinee, Fri 6 June, 2pm

Edinburgh Fringe 2014
Asseembly Hall
12 - 25 August, 7.15pm

Musical, Theatre


Cast: Vai Autagavaia, Tavai Faasavalu, Paul Fagamalo, Sela Faletolu, Ross Girven, Milly Grant-Koria, Edward Laurenson, Lindah Lepou, Joanna Mika, Taofia Pelesasa, Sally Sakalia, Taupunakohe Tocker, Aleni Tufuga, Troy Tuua

Line Producer: Jonathan Alver

Set Design: Sean Coyle

Produced and presented by Auckland Arts Festival
With support from Creative New Zealand and ASB Community Trust