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Described as New Zealand’s first-ever Pacific musical, The Factory is an entertaining and entirely unique exploration of the Samoan migrant experience.
Opening with a powerful call to ancestral roots delivered by the cast of fourteen, this large-scale show features an original score by Poulima Salima, a dazzling array of exuberant and soulful songs, slick choreography, a live seven-piece band, including a string ensemble, and music that will rock your vaka.
Arriving in Aukilani with her father, a young Samoan woman with big dreams and hopes for a brighter future is immediately set to work in a South Auckland textile factory. But each time the factory bell rings, she feels further away from both her home and her aspirations.
Hilarious and heartfelt, this vibrant funk-fuelled musical weaves a romantic narrative and wry lyrics into a tribute to the courage of the Pacific people who came to Auckland during the 1970s, searching for ways to support the families they left behind and striving to make new lives for themselves.
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