BATS THEATRE, 1 KENT TERRACE, WELLINGTON
Contains content relating to self-harm and suicide.
Little Black Bitch is an Adam New Zealand Play Award-winning play by Jason Te Mete that blends mythology, waiata and black comedy.
When Matiu takes his own life, his little dog Toto takes off with the suicide note and the whole community is turned upside down. After Toto turns up outside Rangi’s window he knows he must help. He must whāngai (adopt) her and he must protect and hide her.
But as he feeds her, his own toto (blood) begins to run deeper and darker than ever before. Rangitoto has awoken. The earth begins to dance, and the sky bleeds. She’s little. She’s black. She’s a bitch.