A journey of the mind, through song and story about New Zealand’s on and off again love affair with its passenger railway system.
Equal parts tragedy, comedy, and personal memoir, Rail Land weaves the songs of Anthonie Tonnon with custom material written for the show, historical letters to the editor, and meticulous notes on the railway systems of New Zealand.
The show also travels with an exhibition of historic NZ Rail advertising department posters and schematic maps, blown up to large scale.
In its first two summers, audiences took trains to reach each show. At selected locations on this new, Arts on Tour edition of Rail Land, audiences are welcomed to join Anthonie for special public transport journeys at selected locations.
Book: Over the bar or phone 03 3253006 (The Laboratory opens for dining and drinks at 5.30pm)
Take Metro Christchurch to Rail Land: Number 80 to Lincoln from Platform C, Christchurch Bus Interchange at 5:54pm. Leaves Lincoln at 8:54pm. Pay with your Metrocard
For more information about Rail Land, previous press and video on Anthonie Tonnon's website.