24 Aug 2017
For the generation of New Zealanders who went to World War I, heading to the other side of the world to fight for the motherland was often seen as An Awfully Big Adventure.
The reality proved to be a far cry from that, as is revealed in this often hilarious, but thought provoking play.
This story, with links to Taranaki, explores what happens when two young Kiwi men with very different views on war find themselves on the battlefields of Europe struggling to survive.
One sees war as his chance to see the world, before he’s thrust into the trenches of Gallipoli, the other, a conscientious objector, faces persecution for refusing to put on the uniform.
Not that it’s all serious. This one-hour family-friendly story is also told through fun songs and clever set design, presenting complex politics in a way that everyone can discuss and understand.
Suitable for ages 7+.
General admission adult $20.00
General admission friend $18.00
General admission child $15.00
General admission family $55.00
Service fees apply
Take the rush out of dining out before your show and settle into the ambiance of our pop-up Libri Lounge for a tasty selection of pizzas and platters – opening times and more info here!