Political commentator and cartoonist Tom Scott has trades the political for the personal as he delves into his past and this brutally honest, fiercely funny and moving portrait of his father.

Ageing Irish raconteur Danny Moffat retreats from the harsh light of the world to his bedroom. There, under hoardings of old newspapers and beer bottles, he sorts through a lifetime of memories and regrets, from growing up as a boy in Ireland, to the hopes and disappointments of immigration to New Zealand.

Tom Scott’s wonderfully inventive and fiercely funny one-man play is a stirring portrait of his father, a deeply flawed yet charismatic bloke.

Michael Hurst performed in the critically acclaimed 2019 Auckland Theatre Company production of The Daylight Atheist, directed by Colin McColl at the ASB Waterfront Theatre. This Herald Theatre season marks the end of a whirlwind tour of more than 30 New Zealand centres across the North and South Islands.

Act 1: 50min, Act 2: 30min
Recommended age 12+, children under 3 not admitted.
Accessible seating available
Hearing aid loop performances

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 11 June 2019