Home Productions Mailing List Join Us About Us Maps Members Area Thanks

"ANZAC" by John Broughton

To see the personnel involved with this show, click here.

Navigate This Production
Press Cuttings

Presented for a limited season at the Rangiora Town Hall

Video Preview


The play is set in Dunedin railway station in December 1917. Sisters (and spinsters) Violet and Gladys are waiting for the train which will bring their brother John home from the war.

While the sisters wait for the train, the station staff act out a number of events the let us see the war through John's eyes, from 1914 where he joins the forces, attends training, travels by boat, ends up being diverted to Egypt, and experiencing the formation of ANZAC forces. He gets shot at Gallipoli, and continues his adventures in France. They are, as John and his brothers at arms observe, "making history".

We see what makes war, and what makes the men of war. We share in the highs, and the lows. We learn of the importance of the letters to and from home, those letters being the internet email of the day.

Wed22nd Apr7:30PM
Thu23rd Apr7:30PM
Fri24th Apr7:30PM
Sat25th Apr2:30PM
Sat25th Apr7:30PM


Production Sponsor
Presented by arrangement with

Comments to the Rangiora Players or The Webmaster are always welcomed, please use this contact form.
The Rangiora Players is the public name for the Rangiora Dramatic Society Incorporated of New Zealand.
The Rangiora Players, PO Box 473, Rangiora, 7440