Grab your children, or your children’s children, and experience this entertaining and educational theatre show coming to Auckland this March. Ensure the next generation learn about New Zealand’s part in WW1 while enjoying a fun night out at the theatre. 

Join four actors as they explore the truth behind a different time and place... 
Through inventive play we're transported to World War One where a story emerges of two young men; one a keen enlister convinced he is on his big OE, the other a conscientious objector. As road cases transform to trenches, and a dusty collection of coats becomes a map of Europe, their stories collide on Flanders fields. Through energetic songs and moments of Pythonesque vaudeville, this high energy ensemble beautifully shares unforgettable stories.

“An Awfully Big Adventure is a magnificently rumbustious, inventive and often hilarious production for 8-year-olds and above about, of all things, World War 1”. [Laurie Atkinson, The Dominion Post]

“…moving and poignant, but hilarious as well. I learned more about WW1 in that hour than I ever did at school or university! It really was outstanding – so impressed.” [Public Programmes Manager, Rotorua Museum]

“As is almost always the case with shows from Capital E, An Awfully Big Adventure is a top-notch production”. [Rochelle Gribble, Kiwi Families]

Presented by the award-winning Capital E National Theatre for Children.