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The Engine Room

The Engine Room

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When:

  • Tue 27 Sep ’11, 8:00pm – 9:30pm
  • Wed 28 Sep ’11, 8:00pm – 9:30pm
  • Thu 29 Sep ’11, 8:00pm – 9:30pm
  • Fri 30 Sep ’11, 8:00pm – 9:30pm
  • Sat 1 Oct ’11, 8:00pm – 9:30pm
  • Tue 4 Oct ’11, 8:00pm – 9:30pm
  • Wed 5 Oct ’11, 8:00pm – 9:30pm
  • Thu 6 Oct ’11, 8:00pm – 9:30pm
  • Fri 7 Oct ’11, 8:00pm – 9:30pm
  • Sat 8 Oct ’11, 8:00pm – 9:30pm
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Where:

BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Tce, Wellington

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Full: $18.00
  • Concession: $13.00
  • Group 6+: $14.00

Website:

BATS Theatre

Where were you?

In 1981 the South African rugby team toured New Zealand, and our country was plunged into chaos. Flash forward a few decades, and the 2008 election saw the conflict make headlines again, when John Key told reporters he ‘couldn’t remember’ his position on the tour. So what was John doing during these fateful months? And where was Aunty Helen? The Engine Room imagines these political icons in a partly factual, mostly fictional account of two seminal moments in New Zealand's history.

Using an explosive combination of storytelling techniques, from documentary theatre to rugby-inspired choreography, The Engine Room charts political and personal conflicts against a backdrop of police brutality and protest lines.

With sport and politics going head to head, the battlelines are drawn. And the whole world is watching…

Featuring Erin Banks, Paul Harrop, Alex Greig and Harriet Cowan.
Directed by Hannah Smith.

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