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Titirangi Theare, 418 Titirangi Road , Titirangi , Auckland
An intimate story of two Scottish immigrants to New Zealand during the time of the First World War will be performed at Titirangi Theatre on February 24 and 25.
‘Home’ premiered at the Wellington Fringe Festival in 2010 and has successfully toured twice since then. Audiences throughout New Zealand have responded with laughter, tears and a strong connection to the history in the show. For many audience members the story evokes powerful memories of parents and grandparents who lived through the great wars.
Performers Stuart Coats and Rowena Simpson, with Douglas Mews on piano, use diary entries, letters and songs to shed light on how Scottish immigrants brought their own hopes and values to New Zealand.
The show has a family connection with Titirangi. Jacqueline Coats, the writer and director, is married to Ethelwyn Geddes’ grandson, Patrick Geddes. Ethelwyn founded Titirangi Theatre Inc in 1935 as part of the Country Women’s Institute and produced over 50 plays in the theatre until her death in 1967.
For tickets and information contact Titirangi Pharmacy, 408 Titirangi Road (in the Village). Tickets also available through door sales.