Written and Performed by Lisa Brickell
Directors: Ruth Dudding and Giovanni Fusetti
Musician: Siri Embla

An original play about family secrets,
mental health, four generations of women 
and the unequivocal love they have 
for their children.

“Funny and moving, Mockingbird is a clever, sensitive exploration of mental health.”
-Sam Baran, Sambaranmedia, Sydney

“Brickell is wonderfully expressive with cheeky fluidity, and the show is as riveting as it is entertaining.”
Wai Reid & Jarred Tito, NZ Entertainment

“Wow, such an amazing show! 
… Very clever and funny…
… fantastic that you convey such
Bronwyn Burtenshaw – Mother

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“Tremendous blend of beautiful harmonies, clever musicianship and strong political messages”
“Thank you for caressing our consciousness and humanity with your music” Wellington

Moana Maniapoto (guitar) Trina Maniapoto (ukulele), Cadzow Cossar (guitar) and Paddy Free (keys)

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We are grateful to our sponsors for their continued support.

Arts On Tour NZ is a community-focused agency with a high level of professional expertise and a wealth of experience. We are the pre-eminent touring agency to rural and outlying centres in New Zealand. We  provide access to the performing arts for audiences in all three islands (including Stewart Island) by offering an annual selection (Menu 2019) of top-quality performers, promotional material, guidance and tour management to local presenters.

A PDF version of our “Menu” is available for download, however, selections are best made through our online Booking Form. We are also happy to receive applications from prospective performers through our Artist’s Application Form.

  • AOTNZ is doing a wonderful job of delivering affordable quality NZ theatre into small towns. CMB’s audience is rapt! ~ Creative Mercury Bay Whitianga
  • It so good to get performances of this calibre in our small towns. Thanks so much to you and Arts on Tour for making it happen…Overall I am really pleased about the base of support we are building and we are getting a lot of expressions of appreciation for bringing the shows to town… ~ Hokitika
  • I would just like to congratulate you on the fantastic job that you do for Arts on Tour. It is such a great service for small towns like Twizel. ~ Twizel Community Arts Council
  • Thanks Steve and your team for such a great variety of events. Keep up the good work.  We love this programme of events. ~ Creative Queenstown