- Sun 12 Sep 2010, 8:00pm @ Circa Theatre, Wellington
- Mon 13 Sep 2010, 6:30pm @ Circa Theatre, Wellington
- Bands: Chris Prowse and the Waterfront Collective
- Tickets: $28.00 vist http://www.circa.co.nz/circatheatre/Shows/Trouble-on-the-Waterfront to buy
Musical Snapshots of the 1951 Waterfront Dispute
Two shows only! The 1951 waterfront dispute was an epoch in New Zealand history, lasting 151 days, affecting 22,000 New Zealanders directly through lock-outs and leaving an indelible mark on this country's social history. Now, relive those times of hope, despair, anger and redemption through the music and performance of Trouble on the Waterfront, a collection of songs that explore some of the events, attitudes and personal perspectives of that time.
Winners of the 2009 Folk Tui Award, Chris Prowse and the Waterfront Collective (featuring Bill Hickman, Eva Prowse, and Tessa Rain) bring their album of musical snapshots of the 1951 Waterfront Dispute to life, returning with their acclaimed stage show that just can't be missed.
"It’s a fascinating piece of Kiwi history, presented in a uniquely Kiwi fashion." - Marty Duda, Real Groove Magazine
“Together, the songs and broadcasts evoke tingling connections to the past without becoming overly political. There is no folksy earnestness here, no mighty wind.” – Maryanne Cathro, Theatreview