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Unflattering Smock

  • Written by Rose Kirkup
  • Directed by Erina Daniels
  • An everybody lives here is cool production
  • 28 Sep Hannah Playhouse, Wellington
  • 29 Sep Upper Hutt Primary School, Upper Hutt
  • Reading
  • Entry by Koha

everbody cool lives here invites you to be a part of the first public reading of Unflattering Smock the story of the New Zealand caregiver.

Welcome to Sunnyvale Rest home and Hospital where we find six wahine from very different backgrounds working together like a well oiled machine. Step inside the life of the caregiver – the gossip, the grind, the drama. Life on the floor of Sunnyvale has its ups and downs, but the sisterhood always remains.

Written by Rose Kirkup who spent eight years working in rest homes throughout the Hutt Valley and Wellington, Unflattering Smock is her love letter to the women and men in Aotearoa. Who sacrifice aspects of their lives to care for our loved ones, in one of life’s most venerable times.

Creative Team:

Written by: Rose Kirkup
Directed by Erina Daniels


Lena – Anapela Polataivao
Raewyn – Tanea Heke
Suli – Moana Ete
Rachna – Vanessa Kumar
Neary – Sartia So
Lilly – Sophie Wright
Donjon – Matt Loveranes
Arthur – Jim Moriarty

Producer: Nic Lane & Rose Kirkup

With Support from:
Matt Loveranes, Sunny Tupu, & script advise from Victor Rodger.

Backing from:
Creative NZ, Wellington City Council, Playmarket NZ & Auckland Live.


Fri 28 Sep 6:30 pm Hannah Playhouse Wellington
Sat 29 Sep 2.00pm Upper Hutt Primary School Upper Hutt

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Admission by koha