What’s On: Tom Scott’s Ma & Da season presented by Giltrap Audi

Ginette McDonald and her daughter Kate McGill both play the old and young Joan respectively.

Tom Scott’s Ma & Da season presented by Giltrap Audi. An Auckland Theatre Company production, 7- 23 February ASB Waterfront Theatre, Auckland.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience both sides of one story. Tom Scott, co-writer of Footrot Flats, wrote Joan about his Ma, an essential companion piece to The Daylight Atheist about his Da. See both plays in this unique season as The Daylight Atheist and Joan play in repertoire for the very first time.

Michael Hurst plays ageing Irish raconteur, Danny Moffat.

The Daylight Atheist

An instant hit when it premiered in 2002, The Daylight Atheist by award-winning satirical cartoonist Tom Scott, stars Michael Hurst in a not-to-be-missed repertoire experience. Ageing Irish raconteur Danny Moffat retreats from the harsh light of the world to his bedroom. There, under hoardings of old newspapers and beer bottles, he sorts through a lifetime of memories and regrets, from growing up as a boy in Ireland, to the hopes and disappointments of immigration to New Zealand. Tom Scott’s wonderfully inventive and fiercely funny play is a stirring portrait of his father, a deeply flawed yet charismatic bloke.


Queen of comedy and creator of the infamous Lyn of Tawa, Ginette McDonald teams up with her daughter Kate McGill as they take on the role of Joan, Tom Scott’s wickedly funny mother. Tough and indomitable Joan will make you laugh and cry in equal measure. From humble beginnings in Ireland, to a new home in New Zealand with a brood of children, her optimism for a simple life never wavered. A follow up to The Daylight Atheist, this poignant and funny play was a box office hit when it opened in Wellington last year. A compassionate yet unflinching portrayal of an extraordinary everywoman whose delightful spirit will stay with you forever.


For ticketing and show details visit www.atc.co.nz

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