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Tusitala and the house of spirits, 1996 (1st of 4)

Tusitala and the house of spirits, 1996

Tusitala and the house of spirits was written by Paul Simei-Barton and directed by his wife, Justine Simei-Barton. A dreamlike and often hilarious story of English writer Robert Louis Stevenson's involvement in Samoan politics, it premiered at the Wellington theatre Taki Rua in 1996. This is the poster from that production, showing the cast members, with Sylvia Rands at left and Martyn Sanderson (as Stevenson) at right.

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Reference: Eph-D-TAKI-RUA-1996-05

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How to cite this page:

Murray Edmond, 'Plays and playwrights - Māori and Pacific theatre', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/43962/tusitala-and-the-house-of-spirits-1996 (accessed 22 August 2019)

Story by Murray Edmond, published 22 Oct 2014