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Things That Matter

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Year:  2021

Year:  2021

Poulima Salima

Composer:   Poulima Salima

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A stirring portrayal of the state of Aotearoa's healthcare.

At a time when matters of life and death consume the headlines and our thoughts, Auckland Theatre Company is proud to present the illuminating, Things That Matter.

What does a healthy New Zealand look like? While working on the frontlines at Middlemore Hospital, Dr David Galler asked this in his best-selling memoir, Things That Matter: Stories of life & death.

Adapted for the stage, award-winning playwright Gary Henderson masterfully weaves Galler’s compassionate insight on the real and important stories of patients and the stark realities of the New Zealand healthcare system with stories of his life, and that of his Jewish Polish immigrant parents.

Inspirational and life-affirming, Things That Matter shines a light on the importance of humanity and the challenging decisions that doctors, families and society face.

Play written by Gary Henderson, adapted from the memoir by Dr David Galler
Directed by Anapela Polata'ivao
Music composed and orchestrated by Poulima Salima

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Adapted from the memoir, Things That Matter: Stories of life & death, by Dr David Galler

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