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In The Wars


Tue 22 Aug 2017, 6:30pm–7:30pm
Wed 23 Aug 2017, 6:30pm–7:30pm
Thu 24 Aug 2017, 6:30pm–7:30pm
Fri 25 Aug 2017, 6:30pm–7:30pm
Sat 26 Aug 2017, 6:30pm–7:30pm

Where: BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Tce, Wellington

Restrictions: M

Ticket Information:

  • Full Price: $25.00
  • Concession: $18.00
  • All Tickets Preview Tuesday 15 August: $18.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: Cherie Jacobson

Critically acclaimed Paris-based writer and actor Juliet O’Brien's latest work is inspired by true war stories from around the world.

We meet characters including a ring that is resisting being pillaged, a Barbie doll struggling under the weight of war-torn rubble, and an Afghan bomb-sniffer dog who has failed in her task and now needs a dog psychologist.

From New Zealand to Palestine and Iraq to Rwanda, 'In the Wars' tells each story from an unexpected perspective with gravitas and humour, finding territories of courage and love in the heart of each conflict.

Directed by award-winning Spanish Director Jorge Picó with original music by one of New Zealand's most celebrated composers, Gareth Farr, 'In the Wars' will surprise, move, and delight its audiences.

Its themes of courage and empathy when faced with conflict, make 'In the Wars' a highly relevant piece of theatre and a must-see for 2017.

Critical acclaim for Juliet's 2010 New Zealand International Festival of the Arts show, 'The Letter Writer' at Circa Theatre:

"The Letter Writer' written and directed by Juliet O’Brien (…) had its first-night audience cheering and stamping, as much for its refreshing internationalism as for its imaginative direction and powerful performances. That (The Letter Writer) is about an issue of compelling moral and political importance guarantees it will not be forgotten." - Elspeth Sandys, The Listener

"The Letter Writer' aesthetically blends the ordinary and extraordinary, the comical and tragic, petty problems and life-threatening concerns, objective observation and evocations of subjective experience, within the context of an ever-changing world. (...) Compelling, confronting and finally deeply moving." - John Smythe, Theatreview

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