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Duration: 25 Nov - 22 Dec
Location: Preview 24 Nov
Price: $25 - $46
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Writer: Lorae Parry
Director: Kate JasonSmith
Choreographer: Jan Bolwell


‘A must see! Timely, Relevant, Engaging.’  Theatreview


A New Zealand Premiere

Finalist for the 2016 Adam Play Award.

Run Time: 2 hours 5 mins (including a 15min interval).


Waihi 1912: Another accident in the Martha Gold Mine and the miners’ wives say Enough! Improve conditions or strike! They’re the ones trying to scrape together food for the table, clothes for the kids. As the strike gains momentum the women gain confidence – in their own strength, in their ability to instigate change.  Major change – not just here, but throughout the country.

And woven into all this is a love story. What if your man crosses the picket line for desperately needed cash? Will you still love him? And what if you’re married to a shareholder, and rely on the dividends to live on? What if…?

Inspired by true tale. Told with song and dance, delight and passion.


“…a powerful piece of writing.” Phillip Mann.



Dom Post – Ewen Coleman

Theatreview – John Smythe


Dominion Post Article

Wellington playwright exploring the legacy of century-old miners strike


  • Circa 2

    25 Nov – 22 Dec

    Preview 24 Nov

  • Tues – Sat 7.30pm

    Sun 4.30pm

    $25 – $46

    Run Time: 2 hours 5 mins (including a 15min interval).

  • Saturday 9 July 2016 2pm

    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.