Lady Martin, an intrepid British woman, sails to New Zealand to civilise the natives but instead finds liberation and love as she fights against injustice dealt to Māori at the hands of the English.
On The Upside Down Of The World is set during the colonisation of the last place on earth. It's the story of an unlikely pioneer who blazes a unique trail through the untamed landscapes of New Zealand's colonial history when she's forced to foster a young Māori warrior.
A profoundly moving, audience-choice-award-winning drama. Must see.
Based on Our Māoris the memoirs of Lady Mary Ann Martin.
On The Upside Down Of The World was originally commissioned by Auckland Theatre Company, Auckland, New Zealand.
By arrangement with Playmarket.
Shows: Daily from 31 July to 25 August at 1.15pm
Photograph: Laurel Devenie and Brandon Ngarino. On the Upside Down of the World. Tim White
Part of the NZ at Edinburgh season supported by Creative New Zealand.