Returning for a third season, the play 'Sister Anzac' about NZ nurses at Gallipoli will be performed in Auckland and Hamilton in August and September 2016.
In 1915, during one of First World War's darkest hours, The Angels of Mercy arrived at Gallipoli. Aboard the Maheno heroic Kiwi nurses prepared to battle wounds with medicine, pain with tenderness, and their own military with steely resolve.
Sister Anzac is a poignant and personal story of love and bravery, of women who battled the military in order to serve their country as nurses on the first hospital ship, the Maheno. The nurses on the New Zealand ship were seen as ‘Angels of Mercy’ by the soldiers and were revered by those who gratefully received their care.
After critically acclaimed short seasons in museums and at boutique festivals in 2014 and 2015, the stirring and courageous story of Sister Anzac returns to the stages in Auckland and Hamilton in 2016. Further details of each of the performances is available below.
- Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, Devonport, 23 July - 2 August 2014
- Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, Devonport, 12-15 March 2015
- Te Pou Theatre, New Lynn, 3-6 September 2015
- The Meteor, Hamilton, 18-20 August 2016
- Q Theatre, Auckland, 23-28 August 2016
- New Zealand Maritime Museum, Auckland, 31 August - 10 September 2016