25 Apr 2021

A Boy called Piano

From Standing Room Only, 12:45 pm on 25 April 2021

A stage play about the abuse of a boy in state care and the lifelong emotional damage that came from that traumatic time, is about to be broadcast as a radio drama. The bold move is partly due to Covid-19 interrupting a planned tour of A Boy Called Piano, which had premiered in Wellington in 2019 as a development season for the work that tells playwright Fa'amoana John Luafutu's harrowing story.

it was a follow up to his earlier play The White Guitar that looked at his troubled relationship with his children. Instead of sitting and waiting for theatres to re-open, John and his collaborators Nina Nawalowalo and Tom McCrory opted to work on reworking the script for A Boy Called Piano to work on radio.