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The Wairau Affray - an Open Rehearsal

The Wairau Affray - an Open Rehearsal

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  • Sat 24 Apr, 7:30pm – 9:00pm


The Suter Theatre, 208 Bridge St, Nelson


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $10.25

"A play about the ill-fated attempt by Nelson Colonists to confront Te Rauparaha and a party of his men at Tuamarina in 1843, in a dispute over ownership of the Wairau. The first major armed clash between Maori and Pakeha in New Zealand."

An open rehearsal of a few selected scenes from the play to be performed later this year. See the director Giles Burton, and cast, run through selected scenes and talk about the play with the writer, Justin Eade, and guests from Ngati Toa. (Note - this is not a full performance, but various scenes early on in the rehearsal process. Non costumed, and scripts in hand).

Featuring: Jaemes Peter Churchward, Kiri Naik, Cameron West, Nick Kemplen

Supported by Ngati Toa Rangatira ki Wairau.

Note - should Covid Level 2 be active on this date, the most recent ticket purchasers may have to be refunded due to distancing requirements at the Suter Theatre.

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