Dakota of the White Flats (New Zealand)
28 Feb 2021 - 31 Aug 2022
An adaption of award-winning author and playwright Philip Ridley children’s novel, Dakota of the White Flats is a thrillingly spooky and punk show created for a cross-over audience of young people and adults.
Using horror movie tropes, wild characters, and an electrifying score by Eden Mulholland. Playing with dimension, light and shadow, and blazing physicality, Dakota of White Flats will be directed by Ella Becroft and will premiere in 2021.
Dakota Pink lives in a dreary housing complex on the edge of a polluted canal. Abandoned supermarket trolleys litter the streets and the oil slick water of the canal is filled with monstrous mutant eels who feast on anyone who tries to cross the water.
Dakota, and her best friend Treacle Duck, roam the White Flats on the hunt for adventure. They fear nothing, question everything, and refuse to take no for an answer. They are force to be reckoned with and push against the drudgery of their surroundings.