George Henare

Aubespine/Melvil

”It’s now been 46 years in this vagabond but very rewarding profession. A career which began in 1965 with the NZ Opera Company production of PORGY AND BESS, then in subsequent operas graduating from chorus member to character principal, and finally into ‘Legit’. Theatre appearances include performances for the Maori Theatre Trust, Downstage, Mercury, Stetson Productions, Court, Circa and Taki Rua. Across the ditch with Melbourne Theatre Company, Sydney Ensemble and Company B Belvoir — all these interspersed with Radio Drama, Television, Talking Books, Documentary Narration, Films and hosting awards presentations.

Enough background here I hope to enable me to give a compelling account of the characters of Aubespine and Melvil. The honours, achievements and awards over the years have been an extremely humbling experience for which I will be eternally grateful.”