Activities & Projects
Created from real letters from Poilus, this is a dynamic one-man show that tells the story of a young man who went to the Great War. In Rotorua on 10 April 2019.
A play of two parts at University of Otago, remembering student soldiers who returned to their studies after serving in the First World War. Play runs from 6-8 September 2018.
Over The Top is a theatrical insight into the lives of nine young Napier locals who enlist and their families left behind. Being performed at Napier Little Theatre on 5-6 July 2018.
A Time Like This is the touching, tender, yet at times horrific story of First World War veteran, Douglas Chapman. On at BATS Theatre, Wellington, from 24-28 April 2018.
The Geraldine Play Reading Group and The Geraldine Community Choir present an evening of play reading, poems, song and local Anzac stories on 22 April 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.
West Otago Theatrical presents "We Will Remember Them" at the West Otago Community Centre, Tapanui, from 2-5 July 2015.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
Based on personal accounts from the First World War era, this powerfully evocative play tells the stories of ordinary New Zealanders who enlist and travel overseas. In Blenheim, 18-24 April 2015.
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.
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.
Soldier's Songs is Wellington Repertory Theatre's 2015 Anzac production, playing in three locations around Anzac Day 2015.