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Over The Top


Wed 4 Jul 2018, 7:30pm–8:45pm
Thu 5 Jul 2018, 7:30pm–8:45pm Closing night

Where: Napier Little Theatre, 76 McGrath St, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult Admission: $26.08 ($23.00 + $3.08 fees)
  • Student Admission: $12.30 ($12.00 + $0.30 fees)
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale

Over The Top, an ANZAC play written by Amanda Jackson, is a theatrical insight into the lives of nine young people who enlist and their families left behind. The stories of the six boys, Patrick, Jack, Edgar, Harry, Pura and Hoani and three girls Dora, Ruth and Madeleine enlisting as nurses, are based on real families residing in Napier in 1915. First produced by The Drama Workshop for the centenary of Gallipoli in 2015, the show was re-written to tour Hawkes Bay, Christchurch and Brisbane in 2017 and this remount of the 2017 show has been selected as the Plenary Performance at the IDIERI (International Drama in Education Research Institute) conference in Auckland in July 2018. The proceeds from performances at the Napier Little Theatre will go towards the costs for transporting cast, crew and set to Auckland.

Creative Team:
Amanda Jackson – Playwright and Dramaturg
Peter Cottrell – Director
Champa Maciel – Movement Director
Angela Elliott – Costumes
Juliet Cottrell – Production Manager
Whaia Tania Robin – Te Reo Consultant and Tutor

Edgar – William Druzianic
Hoani – James de Groot
Pura – Francis del Rosario
Dora – Marina Nash
Madeleine – Lizzie Harvey
Edith – Lola Kidd
Ruth – Vikki Anderson
Harry – Jamie Hollway
Rosie – Maite Dechering
Patrick – Angus Kelsey
Mary – Bridget Berry
Jack – Izzac Andrews
Matron – Jane Sutherland
Victoria – Vikki Anderson
Henry – Will Druzianic
Fathers – Peter Cottrell
Mothers – Jane Sutherland
Three sisters – Lola Kidd, Maite Dechering, Lizzie Harvey

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