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A Time Like This


Fri 7 Apr 2017, 7:30pm–9:30pm
Sat 8 Apr 2017, 7:30pm–9:30pm
Sun 9 Apr 2017, 4:00pm–6:00pm
Tue 11 Apr 2017, 7:30pm–9:30pm
Wed 12 Apr 2017, 7:30pm–9:30pm
Thu 13 Apr 2017, 7:30pm–9:30pm
Sat 15 Apr 2017, 4:00pm–6:00pm

Where: Gisborne Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages


Listed by: heatherlmc21

A Time Like This is the touching, tender, yet at times horrific story of 88-year-old Douglas Chapman, a WW1 veteran, living in a rest home. It is ANZAC Day 1984 and Douglas has marched in the ANZAC parade. He is lonely and sad that his life has become so small and empty. He drinks too much, and as he drinks, he recalls his life in the final weeks of WW1.

As Douglas recalls his experiences, they come to life before him. Time switches between 1984 and 1918, where young Douglas was a war artist, stationed in France, and then back in New Zealand after his return from war, with his wife Harriet, her best friend Katherine and her husband George.

A Time Like This was written and directed by local writer Jackie Davis. She says, “I am humbled and thrilled in equal measures to bring A Time Like This to the stage, and am delighted that it will receive its first reception at Unity Theatre.”

Book for opening night and partake in complimentary drinks & nibbles from 6:45pm.