NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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Through the eyes of 7 generations of Wellingtonians, The Undertow explores major historical moments in our country’s history, including the First World War. At Te Papa, 17-29 January 2017.

Topics: Performances, Plays, Events Audience: General, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Te Rākau Theatre

Taki Rua Productions presents the world premiere of All Our Sons, a ground-breaking First World War play by Witi Ihimaera, at Circa Theatre, Wellington, between 6-14 November 2015.

Topics: Theatre, Plays, Theatrical performances, Maori, Events Audience: General, theatre goers, Descendants, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Taki Rua Productions

An emotionally powerful play about the friendship between England’s great war poets, Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. On at Auckland's PumpHouse Theatre from 25-30 August 2015.

Topics: Theatre, Events, Theatrical performances, poetry Audience: General, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
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A play based on the prolific First World War fundraiser Helena Barnard, performed by St Mary's Diocesan School students. At The Castle, Stratford, from 11-13 August 2015.

Topics: Theatre, Local history, Fundraising, Performing Arts, Women in wartime Audience: General, Students, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Stratford

Join Auckland War Memorial Museum on 8 August 2015 to commemorate the Battle of Chunuk Bair with a commemoration service, a presentation of ANZAC images, poetry, waiata and theatre.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Chunuk Bair, Performing Arts, Public Talks & Tours Audience: General, Local residents, Families, Arts appreciators, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Audiences will experience the absurdity and adversity of the attack on Chunuk Bair in this classic play, being performed at Shambles Theatre in Rotorua from 29 July to 8 August 2015.

Topics: Theatre, Theatrical performances, Events, Chunuk Bair, Plays Audience: General, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua
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A performance of Maurice Shadbolt's classic play, paying tribute to the young men of Wellington Battalion who saw action on Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli, in 1915. In Carterton from 8-15 August 2015.

Topics: Chunuk Bair, Events, Theatre, Theatrical performances, Plays Audience: theatre goers, General Located in: New Zealand, Carterton

A new theatre work developed by Long Cloud Youth Theatre and Canberra Youth Theatre looking at the development of the Anzac relationship. On at BATS Theatre, Wellington, 23-31 October 2015.

Topics: Theatre, Theatrical performances, Events, ANZAC, Australia Audience: General, Youth, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

West Otago Theatrical presents "We Will Remember Them" at the West Otago Community Centre, Tapanui, from 2-5 July 2015.

Topics: Theatre, Theatrical performances, Events, Plays Audience: General, theatre goers
Organised by: West Otago Theatrical

Heroes is the bittersweet story of three old First World War comrades, cooped up in a country home for veterans. Performances held at Titirangi Theatre, Auckland, 2-13 June 2015.

Topics: Theatre, Theatrical performances, Plays, Events Audience: theatre goers, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
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Performing Maurice Shadbolt's classic Gallipoli play, 'Once on Chunuk Bair', at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand in Christchurch. 29 July - 8 August 2015.

Topics: Chunuk Bair, Events, Theatrical performances, Theatre, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

Peninsula Players offer a short one-act play followed by Showstoppers, with a selection of Music-Hall favourites as our tribute to the centenary of the First World War. 1-3 May 2015.

Topics: Events, Music, Concert, Songs, Plays Audience: Music lovers, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Peninsular Players

Hawera Repertory Society will perform the first amateur production of ANZAC by John Broughton from 18-25 April, at the Hawera & District War Memorial Community Hall.

Topics: Theatrical performances, Plays, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Hawera
Organised by: Hawera Repertory Society

Invercargill Repertory Society presents Maurice Shadbolt's First World War drama 'Once on Chunuk Bair' at the Civic Theatre between 22 and 25 April 2015.

Topics: Theatre, Events, Gallipoli, Anzac Day 2015, Chunuk Bair Audience: General, theatre goers Located in: Invercargill

This anti-war musical involves multimedia, music, clowning, dance and drama combine to produce a powerful statement about the First World War. At Hamilton's Playhouse Theatre from 3-6 June 2015.

Topics: Plays, Events, Theatre, Musicals Audience: General, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: University of Waikato

Torbay Theatre presents a musical revue, inspired by the two World Wars, at Torbay Community Hall, 18-26 April 2015.

Topics: Theatre, Theatrical performances, Events, Musicals Audience: theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Torbay Theatre

Porirua Little Theatre & Trust Porirua City Brass present a musical to commemorate 100 years since the Gallipoli campaign at the PopUp Porirua Little Theatre, 22 April - 2 May 2015.

Topics: Theatrical performances, Performing Arts, Music, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, Music lovers, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Porirua

Letters From The Front is a musical revue that follows one family’s hopes, fears, love and loss during wartime. At Whanganui's Amdram Musical Theatre, 26-26 April 2015.

Topics: Events, Musicals, Theatrical performances, Performing Arts, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, Music lovers, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Wanganui
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Performing Maurice Shadbolt's classic Gallipoli play, 'Once on Chunuk Bair', at the Mana Little Theatre in Plimmerton. 15-25 April 2015

Topics: Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli, Theatre, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Plimmerton
Organised by: Mana Little Theatre

Two prominent New Zealand playwrights will talk about the challenges of writing about the First World War at the Kerr St Artspace in Devonport on 8 March 2015.

Topics: Theatre, Events, Performing Arts, Plays, Public Talks & Tours Audience: General, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Devonport
Organised by: Kerr Street Artspace

Thames Music and Drama presents a collection of songs, recordings, and sketches as a tribute to those who served. At the Tararu Cultural Centre, 13 - 17 March 2015.

Topics: Theatre, Events Audience: General, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Thames
Organised by: Thames Music and Drama

Soldier's Songs is Wellington Repertory Theatre's 2015 Anzac production, playing in three locations around Anzac Day 2015.

Topics: Performing Arts, Events, Musical performances, Plays, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: theatre goers, Music lovers, General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Rose Hudson

The Ellerslie Theatrical Society presents Journey's End - a play about the First World War, at Auckland's Stables Theatre, 8 - 15 November.

Topics: Theatre, Performing Arts, Theatrical performances, Events Audience: theatre goers, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Stables Theatre