Tom Scott's Ma & Da season presented by Giltrap Audi

The Daylight Atheist

By Tom Scott

7 FEB - 23 FEB 2019 — Theatre



Auckland Theatre Company


ASB Waterfront Theatre


2 hours including a 20 minute interval


Contains strong language

Playing in repertoire with Joan

An instant hit when it premiered in 2002, The Daylight Atheist by award-winning satirical cartoonist Tom Scott, stars Michael Hurst in a not-to-be-missed repertoire experience.

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 play is a stirring portrait of his father, a deeply flawed yet charismatic bloke.

“Has its audience roaring with laughter ” - The Age, Melbourne


Tom Scott’s Ma & Da season presented by Giltrap Audi

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience both sides of one story.

Award-winning satirical cartoonist Tom Scott, co-writer of Footrot Flats, wrote Joan about his Ma, an essential companion piece to The Daylight Atheist about his Da. See both plays in this unique season as The Daylight Atheist and Joan play in repertoire for the very first time.



Sparkles with wit
NZ Herald
Brilliant; witty with the right mix of poignancy and pathos.
Broadway World