Heartland host Annie Whittle visits Pātea, and finds the town in rehearsal for the story of its own life. A decade in the making, Poi E – The Musical chronicles Pātea’s triumphs and tragedies following the closure of the Pātea Freezing Works in 1982.
Whittle talks to Dalvanius Prime — the musician behind both the original number one song, and the Poi E musical — about the impact the closure had on the township. The programme ends with a rousing live version of ‘Poi E’. Dalvanius Prime would pass away in October 2002.
Go behind the scenes in this documentary about ‘Poi E – The Musical’
DAILY SCREENINGS IN MEDIA THEATRE FROM
MARCH – APRIL 2017
Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki
127 Egmont Street, Pātea