Natalya Mandich

Lucy Dawber

Rich people cry too

Passion, romance, betrayal, hairy chested men and eye patch-wearing villains. These are the staples of a good 'Telenovela'. But how can a Kiwi, non-Spanish speaking, 3rd-generation Latina make sense of her own existence through these outlandish soap operas? 

Using sketch comedy, confessional storytelling, and the help of a sexy philosophy lecturer, Lucy Dawber one by one unmasks and confronts life's true bandidos: love, conflict, sex, money and family.

Winner - PANNZ Auckland Fringe Award 2022

Directed by Donna Brookbanks 


  • Auckland Shows

Ticket prices

Price Range: $22 - $24

*service fee may apply


1 hour.

wheelchair accessible

May contain colourful language and adult themes

Recommended 13+