When Maka and his cousin Veni fail in getting tickets, they decide to form a traditional Tongan marching band for the pre-match entertainment, just so they can go to the game. The only problem is, the band doesn’t exist and Maka has four weeks to put one together.
With the help of his famili, his mates and local church members, Maka rallies together a band of misfits who know nothing about marching, nor do they have any instruments.
What starts out as just a cynical scam to see a rugby game becomes a journey of self-discovery in which Maka and Veni will learn the importance of their Tongan culture, their community, and what really matters in life.
Inspired by an amazing ’straight-up’ true story and with bucketloads of Tongan māfana (warmth), Red, White and Brass is a story of friendship, family and fearlessly standing up for what you believe in.
Location Te wāhi
ASB Waterfront Theatre, Wynyard QuarterPlan your route
Getting there Te huarahi ki reira
ASB Waterfront Theatre is a 17-minute walk from Britomart Station and accessible by many bus routes, including the City Link route.
Local tip He tīwhiri mō te rohe
If driving, pre-book a spot in the theatre car park on Jellicoe Street for $13.