NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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This performance installation, set in the trenches in 1916, uses original music, puppetry, projection mapping, and live and virtual words. At Te Manawa, 27-28 February 2016.

Topics: Theatre, Events, Theatrical performances, Soldiers Audience: General, children, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

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

Personal stories told by family about the soldiers and nurses who served in the First World War, collected alongside performances of the play Sister Anzac.  

Topics: Hospital ships, nurses, Community contribution, Theatrical performances, Digital Audience: Teachers, historians, community, family historians, family Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Christchurch, New Zealand, Dunedin, New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Stark Theatre

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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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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'The Frontline Gazette' is a unique theatrical performance by Birkenhead College students, taking place at the New Zealand Maritime Museum, Auckland, 23-24 May 2015.

Topics: Theatre, Theatrical performances, Events, Plays Audience: General, Students Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

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

A unique theatre experience at Birkenhead College from 6-9 May 2015, where audiences will be moved between a variety of scenes that form the world of the war era.

Topics: Theatre, Theatrical performances, Events, Plays Audience: General, Students Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Birkenhead College

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

Waiheke Theatres of Resistance and Cue Productions will premiere this full-length play as part of the events commemorating the First World War. At Artworks Community Theatre, 1-3 May 2015.

Topics: Events, Theatrical performances, Theatre, Concientious objectors Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Waiheke Island

A war-themed burlesque show to show appreciation for all the men and women who have fought for our country, at Whangarei's Old Stone Butter Factory on 25 and 26 April 2015.

Topics: Theatrical performances, Performances, dance, Events Located in: New Zealand, Whangarei
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Motueka District Museum will be transformed on 21 and 22 April in order to transport visitors on a theatrical journey half a world and 100 years away.

Topics: Theatre, reenactmnents, Events, Theatrical performances, Museums Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Motueka
Organised by: Motueka District Museum

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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The Court Jesters, Christchurch's hilarious improvised comedy company, recreate a front line First World War Christmas show at the Court Theatre, 4–20 December 2014.

Topics: Theatre, Performing Arts, Theatrical performances, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by: The Court Jesters

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

Nelson Musical Theatre presents a new production of Oh What a Lovely War! at Nelson's Theatre Royal from 11 -  22 November.

Topics: Musicals, Events, Performing Arts, Theatrical performances, Comedy Audience: Artists, Families, General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Theatre Royal Nelson