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The Ragged


Sat 24 Jan 2015, 1:00pm–2:30pm
Sat 24 Jan 2015, 7:00pm–8:30pm
Mon 26 Jan 2015, 7:00pm–8:30pm
Tue 27 Jan 2015, 7:00pm–8:30pm
Wed 28 Jan 2015, 7:00pm–8:30pm

Where: Te Papa, 55 Cable St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $28.00
  • Child (under 14): $14.00
  • Concession: $14.00
  • Student: $20.00
  • Groups (6 or more): $20.00
  • Family (2 adults and 2 children): $60.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: mahi3

It’s 1840 and all the players are here,
at the bottom of the world,
at the dawn of the great new British Colony:
Port Nicholson, Wellington, New Zealand
41.2889° S, 174.7772° E

NZ Company representatives the Spooners - for them a grand residence in Thorndon, flooded shacks for the rest. Come to Wellington - the land is flat, the climate sub-tropical and bananas grow plentifully!

Newly arrived settler Samuel Kenning - “safe and well at the ends of the earth” and ready to claim his land and his better life.

Governor Hobson’s man, Crippen, quelling the settlers’ fears of an impending savage attack.

Missionary man Thaddeus Bly bringing the firm hand of god to Port Nicholson and its natives.

But what of those natives? Those Māori over in Ōwhiro Bay? Wise but stubborn old chief Te Waipōuri and his people.

Surely they are grateful for the presence of these sweet talking men, these landeaters whose mouths froth for the land…?

The Ragged follows the struggles of the ordinary, yet extraordinary people who called Wellington home in 1840.

In support of Ngāti Toa’s residency at Te Papa, Aotearoa’s longest surviving Māori theatre company Te Rākau Theatre, with support from Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangātira, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and Te Puni Kōkiri, will present their work over the next three years at the museum, taking audiences on a journey into Wellington’s past, present and future with writer Helen Pearse-Otene’s quartet of plays about the settlement of Wellington - The underTOW. The Ragged is the first in the series.

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