Cuba Creative

Strange Resting Places

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Our iconic Kiwi production written by Paolo Rotondo and Rob Mokaraka, has been selected to be part of the official NZ at Edinburgh 2014 season, supported by Creative New Zealand.

After winning the Outstanding New Playwright and nominated as Best Production in the 2007 Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards, our show has successfully toured New Zealand, London, Australia, American Samoa and Singapore.

Now, our little "gem of a show" will be part of one of the largest cultural events in the world. Our cast being resident in Edinburgh for 4 weeks, presenting the show from July 31 - August 25 at the Assembly George Square Studios.

This offers us a golden opportunity to tell our unique story as part of the centenary commemorations of the First World War in Europe. It gives European and United Kingdom presenters and producers the opportunity to see our work, allowing us to develop new audiences and potential buyers.

Our production has already secured $22,000 from Creative New Zealand, which will assist with flights, freight and landed costs. Now we need to raise $20,000 to cover our other production costs - such as marketing, publicity costs, meals, accommodation, venue hire, festival and artists fees.

We have an amazing team of people working behind the scenes at Cuba Creative getting the show ready for this tour. Your support - no matter how small or large - will assist us to reach our target goal and to bring Strange Resting Places to a potential audience of 4 million people.

Please donate if you can.


  • Oh so close!!


    Grazie one and all for your support, we are closing in on our target with seven hours to go and 69% funded.

    We have been overwhelmed by the aroha from you all. This is a huge trip for our little team and we certainly intend to make the most of the opportunities Edinburgh will present. Great adventures lie ahead!


    Oh so close!!
  • Every little bit counts!


    Thanks to all our lovely supporters! Great article in the NZ Herald today about all the Kiwi whanau heading to Edinburgh.

  • Thank you, thank you!!


    Hi folks, we are at 10% of our target - a huge SRP thank you for all your support so far. We really do appreciate it. It is a huge honour for our team to go to Edinburgh and we expect this little gem of a show to hold its own in the sea of shows in the Scottish city.

    Here's a little pic from our recent photo shoot :)

    Thank you, thank you!!
  • Special Mention to:


    Strange Resting Places was originally commissioned by Taki Rua Productions and the original Director was Leo Gene Peters.


    The touring cast to Edinburgh includes writer /actor Rob Mokaraka and actors Te Kohe Tuhaka and Barnie Duncan.