Christine Beardon

Huia

Theatres of Resistance, Artworks, Waiheke Island, Auckland, 2016. Directed by Ray Waru.

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Incendiary 1901

This new play brings to life a forgotten mystery in early Auckland history. It is a fictionalised reconstruction of events surrounding a devastating fire at the Grand Hotel in Princes Street in 1901. The fire took place on the eve of the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, who were due to stay at the hotel to begin their Royal Tour of New Zealand.

First produced: Waiheke Island, Auckland, 2018

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