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One of Those

One of Those

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  • Tue 12 Aug ’14, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Wed 13 Aug ’14, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Thu 14 Aug ’14, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Fri 15 Aug ’14, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Sat 16 Aug ’14, 7:30pm – 8:30pm


Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street, Auckland CBD


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • general admission: $20.00

The story of a fascinating piece of New Zealand gay history, when in 1920, the Mayor of Wanganui, Charles Mackay, shot but did not kill the soldier/poet D'Arcy cresswell who was blackmailing him to resign the mayoralty or he would expose him as a homosexual.

This 1 hour performance traces the events leading up to and including the sensational trial and the consequences on the 2 men for the following decades.

D'Arcy Cresswell and his legacy in NZ literature has fallen into oblivion but from the outset both literary references and humour abound, allowing the self-proclaimed genius to bring to life the literary personalities of his day.

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