Sorry For Your Loss
Aotearoa NZ

Sorry For Your Loss

  • Theatre

What kind of father can’t remember his own daughter’s surname, anyway?

Exciting up-and-coming theatremaker Cian Parker (nee Gardner) ponders this and other curly life questions in a play about growing up with a mostly-not-there dad.

She tells her personal, bittersweet story – and pays tribute to the strength of wāhine toa – by jumping between multiple characters and generations, in a dynamic physical performance set to live music. Keeping it real and relatable, Sorry For Your Loss is a sad, funny, honest as one-woman show you won’t forget in a hurry. Suitable for all audiences.

No cash door sales available for Waiheke, Warkworth and Glen Eden shows, but you can buy online right up until the start of the show.

Sorry For Your Loss
tours to five regional venues

Te Oro, Glen Innes:
Tue 9 Mar 7.00pm  - CANCELLED*

Glen Eden Playhouse Theatre: Thu 11 Mar 7.00pm - CANCELLED*

Warkworth Town Hall: Sat 13 Mar 7.00pm (No cash door sales) - PROCEEDING AS SCHEDULED

Artworks Community Theatre, Waiheke: Tue 16 Mar 7.00pm (No cash door sales)  - PROCEEDING AS SCHEDULED

Hawkins Theatre, Papakura: Thu 18 Mar 7.00pm - CANCELLED* 

Whoa! Studios, Henderson: Thu 18 March 7.00pm (No cash door sales) - NEW SHOW ADDED (TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON!)

Whoa! Studios, Henderson: Fri 19 March 12.00pm (No cash door sales) - NEW SHOW ADDED (TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON!)

*Auckland Arts Festival/Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki (AAF) was sadly unable to open on Thursday 4 March as planned, due to Auckland being at Alert Level 3. A small number of shows were cancelled. Ticketholders will be refunded to cancelled shows. No action is needed. AAF's COVID-19 Ticketing Terms & Conditions here.

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  • Sat
    Warkworth Town Hall
  • Tue
    Artworks Community Theatre, Waiheke
  • Thu
    Whoa! Studios, Henderson
  • Fri
    Whoa! Studios, Henderson


60 mins, no interval


Supported by

“A beautiful heartfelt piece that defies you not to be moved… With a wonderfully light touch, Gardner finds her way into our hearts with both her words and her performance.”

Victor Rodger, NZ Journalist and award-winning playwright

“A moving, deftly told story… a very special type of theatre experience.”



Writer & Performer
  • Cian Parker (nee Gardner)
Director & Dramaturg
  • Laura Haughey
  • Andrew Duggan
  • Michael Smith


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