Sarah Tahere’s original song, ‘Under the Mountain’ was the inspiration that sparked the writing of this show.
She wrote the song for a Mt Albert Baptist ‘Parihaka Night’ event in 2017 and performed it with her family. The song captures the core themes of the event – ‘War meets peace, guns meet grace and love meets greed’ – and features twice in the Musical.
“When we first heard Under the Mountain we all felt the emotional impact of the song and the story suddenly became more than a series of facts. It was at that moment that the vision for telling the whole story through music was born.” – Steve Worsley