Youth Ambassador Review: I, George Nepia
Our youth ambassador Liv went along to I, George Nepia last
night. Here's her thoughts on the show...
Heading into the show I, George Nepia, I had pretty high
expectations due to the raving reviews I had heard about it
previously and so I sat down and waited in anticipation for the
show to begin.
I, George Nepia written by Hone Kouka and directed by Jason Te
Kare, is a show that captures the spirit, charm and talent of
former rugby legend George Nepia. It is a heart-warming show that
reveals the story behind the rugby icon, and reveals the other
sides to him also, such as a father and husband.
Actor Jarod Rawri delivers a stunning performance in this
one-man show. There are not many shows that allow a person to go in
and completely forget about their own life, and be completely drawn
in and lost within the show. This was one, however that I found
myself literally on the edge of my seat for the whole hour and
The flow of the piece was outstanding, as Jarod Rawiri took the
audience on a captivating journey through the highs and lows of the
life of one of New Zealand's most treasured sporting legends George
Nepia. Jarod Rawri's performance was phenomenal, he showed such
skill as he transformed into various different characters with such
ease and each role was portrayed so convincingly. It shows Jarod
Rawri as a true A-class performer. The standing ovation at the end
of the show was entirely deserved; it showed the audiences'
appreciation of a great piece of theatre and a fantastic actor.
This was a memorable piece of theatre that left me wanting to
see more, I highly recommend it whether you are sporting or theatre
fans, it is a moving piece that will tug on your heartstrings, make
you laugh and fill you with a sense of New Zealand pride.