Morningstar at The PumpHouse Theatre

Join us at The PumpHouse Theatre this June for Morningstar, an action-packed drama starring Bronwyn Turei (Go Girls) and Blair Strang (Shortland Street, Nothing Trivial). This play has got it all and is an absolute must-see: they’re a professional, local, and kiwi cast (triple threat) and the narrative is nothing short of gripping. We meet one of the most famous family’s in history as they reunite and split apart. Who will win the war as they battle for heaven and earth? There’s only one way to find out…

Sapphire productions is back for another fun filled action packed production set to outshine their last season of ‘Nigel’, (Kate McDermott). This year the company will be the first ever to present the epic play ‘Morningstar’. Staging a story like the city has never seen before.

The founder of Sapphire Productions is none other than Blair Strang pairing up with old onscreen flame Romy Hooper.  Better known for there onscreen ‘partnership’ in Nothing Trivial as Brian and Courtney for three seasons it saw the pair give birth to baby Sonny Bill and now sees them giving birth to something quite different.

Knowing that they had a good working relationship has seen them treading the boards together several times over the past few years and spurred Blair into business mode creating Sapphire Productions. Now Romy steps into the directors chair as Blair stars in and produces the play by their mutual friend Albert Belz.

Set against the backdrop of Heaven and Eden after its first year of creation, we meet one of the most famous family’s in history as they reunite, only to realise that they’ve all changed in their own way posing new challenges behind the pearly gates.

At the most tested time of their devotion, and their father nowhere to be seen the two elder brothers divide the host of Heaven with a conflict so great we see the birth of Hell.

The situation is only heightened by the fact that the two elder brothers are Archangel’s Michael the Protector and Lucifer the Light Bearer.

Father has to be found, ‘come Hell or high water’ and Lucifer plans to find him. Buckle in for an incredible night out as the war in Heaven has just begun…

if you like the thought of seeing the most famous family in history spar like Ali and sing like Beyonce, discover passion and the art of ‘making like man’, then join the Pumphouse Theatre for this action packed drama by master writer Albert Belz that you will remember for an eternity.

Directed by Romy Hooper (Nothing Trivial, Pop up Globe) and starring Blair Strang (Shortland Street, Nothing Trivial), Bronwyn Turei (Go Girls).

Jacqui Nauman (Auckland Daze, Nothing Trivial), Richie Grzyb (Under the Mountain, Niusila), Stephen Brunton (Yours Truly, Nigel), Marwin Silerio (Nigel, Niusila).

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Source: Press Release - MORNINGSTAR. 22 May 2018. For more information contact Stephen Brunton 027 231 5669 or