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One Hill of A Fight


Wed 24 May 2017, 7:30pm–9:30pm
Thu 25 May 2017, 7:30pm–9:30pm
Fri 26 May 2017, 6:30pm–6:30pm
Sat 27 May 2017, 2:00pm–4:00pm
Sat 27 May 2017, 7:30pm–9:30pm

Where: The Meteor, 1 Victoria Street, Hamilton, Waikato

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • Adult A Reserve: $29.00
  • Adult A Reserve (Matinee): $25.00
  • Adult B Reserve: $25.00
  • Student B Reserve (Student ID required): $15.00
  • Adult B Reserve (Matinee): $20.00
  • Student B Reserve (Matinee, Student ID required): $12.00
  • Adult C Reserve: $19.00
  • Student C Reserve (Student ID required): $15.00
  • Adult C Reserve (Matinee): $15.00
  • Student C Reserve(Matinee, Student ID required): $12.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: marketingn9m

Local playwright Michael Switzer's latest play One Hill of a Fight tells an intriguing local story and is an entirely appropriate opening act of our new-look Meteor!

Bound to be an instant classic, this fast-paced piece examines the great political battle in the 1930s - between the Hamilton borough engineer Rupert Worley, HCC and ratepayers- over removing the hill that once covered Garden Place.

The politics still resonate. How much debt should be taken on by the council? How much does personality shape policy decisions? Who should drive the decision-making process - council, the ratepayers, or 'experts'? The audience at each performance, having heard all the arguments, get to vote on what they would have selected- keeping or cutting the hill!

One Hill of a Fight reveals the immense hidden strain that survivors of the Great War felt when they returned to civilian life in New Zealand. And also offers a glimpse of what might have been for the city, had the hill not been removed from Hamiltons CBD...

The plays short scenes dissolve seamlessly to create a film-like feeling, the action moving from 1925 to 1942. There is a great deal of character-driven humour, irony, frustration and sadness. All of which humanises the events of this local story and makes them universally understandable.

No prior knowledge of Hamilton or its history is required to enjoy this play.

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