Iris is in trouble with her Mum for using her lipstick to practise vampire makeup with her best friend Sidney for their rap musical. Sidney is teased by new boy Che. Sidney has something important to… Audio
Sidney suggests he and Iris enter the talent contest at the mall and split the prize so she can buy the purple ukulele she's seen in the Guitarium. They quarrel as Sidney doens't want to do rap but a… Audio
Sidney is buddying up with Morgan who is entering the talent contest with a hip hop routine. Iris gets her mum to sign the talent quest form and Gran takes her clothes shopping. At the mall, Iris's… Audio
Iris arrives at school in her new clothes which are the same as Morgan's. Sidney is teased and hit by Che and Iris doesn't support him. Elijah, the boy she really likes, takes Sidney to the sick bay… Audio
Iris makes up with Sidney and they decide to combine their vampires and glam rock for the talent quest. Dressed and made up they're about to go with Gran but her tyre is flat so they catch the bus… Audio
Iris and Sidney get to the talent quest just in time and Iris uses the purple ukulele Paddy brings over. Elijah turns up to see Iris, along with his brother Zac who gets on well with Sidney. Iris and… Audio
Kathy Taylor lives in Wellington with her family and has wanted to be an author ever since she entered a writing competition sponsored by an ice-cream company. She completed Iris’s Ukulele while on the Whitireia NZ Polytechnic writing course and it won the Tom Fitzgibbon Award for a previously unpublished writer in 2011.
Phoebe Hurst graduated from Toi Whakaari in 2011 and writes ‘Underneath my three years of sensible actor training, lies a true ham at heart.’ She has performed in a variety of theatre and musical roles and is member of a band in Wellington.
Produced by Prue Langbein and engineered by Matt Thomson for Radio New Zealand