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Duration: 2pm, Saturday 9 July 2016
In Preparation for the Production later in the year
Price: $12 - $19
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Written by Lorae Parry

Scarlet & Gold

In Preparation for the upcoming production in December 2016

The dramatic Waihi strike of 1912 was the first union action in New Zealand where women played an active and innovative part.  Scarlet & Gold follows the changing fortunes of women from the three sectors that clashed so dramatically in Waihi: the striking miners; the mine owners and shareholders; and the workers who crossed the line.  The Waihi strike changed our country’s industrial law, and out of the ashes of the long and bitter strike the New Zealand Labour Party was born.

Bill Parry, along with Peter Fraser and Bob Semple were elected to Parliament 1916, and later, as Labour Party Minister, Parry was instrumental in implementing one of the first social security systems in the world.

Circa Play Readings

As part of the 2016 Circa Season we will be presenting a number of Play Readings throughout the year. In our 40th birthday year we are delighted to celebrate the 100+ New Zealand playwrights whose work has captivated our audiences over the years.

A Play Reading will include actors on stage reading the play in full, directed and rehearsed in advance of the public reading.

  • Tickets are available from the Circa Box Office.

    To reserve a ticket, please call the Box Office on 04 801 7992.

Parry, Lorae

Lorae was born in Sydney and moved to New Zealand in 1973. She is a playwright, actress and director with an extensive writing and acting career. Three of her stage plays have been published by The Women’s Play Press – FrontwomenCracks, and Bloomsbury Women & The Wild Colonial Girl; and two by Victoria University Press – Vagabonds and Eugenia. Lorae was awarded the Stout Fellowship at Victoria University in 1994. She was the first woman playwright to become Writer In Residence at Victorian University in 1999. She has a Masters Degree in Scriptwriting. In 2004 she was awarded an MNZM in the Queen’s Honours for her services to the Performing Arts.
Lorae Parry, Writer & Actor