The Battalion - Saturday 5 May

The Battalion - Saturday 5 May

Saturday 5 May 2018, 6:30pm—8:30pm

Te Rākau Theatre Trust with St Oran’s College and St Patrick’s College Silverstream presents’The Battalion’
1-5 May 2018
This May Te Rākau Theatre Trust turns its Theatre Marae style to the story of New Zealand’s 28th Māori Battalion with Helen Pearse Otene’s ‘The Battalion’, with students from St Oran’s College and St Patrick’s College Silverstream.

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Adult $20.00+ BF
Child >12 $7.50+ BF
Student $10.00+ BF

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The Battalion is a moving story about friendship, loyalty, madness and redemption – seen through the eyes of Paora Matene, a war veteran, and relayed to his wayward charges Rimini and George.
Sent back to their Whanau in the “one cow town” of Tamariri, Rimini and George aren’t interested in any of the locals or their family history – they just want to get back to the city. It was the same for five young men in 1939. Drawn in by the excitement of war, they run away to the army and join the 28th Maori Battalion. Thus begins their adventure of a lifetime, from their training in England to their first encounter with the enemy in Greece. The two stories collide and the past confronted with the youngsters learning valuable life lessons.

Creative paepae: Jim Moriarty, Helen Pearse-Otene, Jeremy Davis, Kimberley Skipper, Lisa Maule, Cara Waretini, Aneta Pond

St Oran's College Hall
Lower Hutt, New Zealand

Address: 550 High Street
Lower Hutt