A community theatre project, in the Summer of 2014, to encourage public dialogue around key contemporary issues.
The Whiteball Tunnel project, which forms part of Phase 3 of Word/Play, launched in April 2014 with representatives from schools and arts organisations, historians, rail enthusiasts, local politicians, residents and plenty of other interested individuals and groups from both ends of the tunnel. The project aims to bring the history of the Whiteball Tunnel to life, culminating in a week of performances in November. The project kicked off with a series of workshops for performers, musicians and volunteers of all ages throughout May and June.
Take Art, Actiontrack and Forkbeard Fantasy are collaborating to create both a spectacular event and a digital and actual legacy. The Wondrous Tales of Whiteball Tunnel will be the culminating community performance, at St John the Baptist Church, Wellington from Wednesday 5 – Saturday 8 November 2014.
You can find out more about the production here as well as book tickets. But hurry: several of the performances are already sold out!
Astonishing eye opener, a connection in every sense,
A rip roaring ride, a wonderful story, a hoot,
The Whiteball Tunnel will be remembered and sung
As a joyous occasion in many people’s lives
And in the life of Wellington.
A roller coaster, dazzling, exciting, a revelation,
The Whiteball Tunnel is part of the essential life blood
Fuelling the heart of the community… yeah!
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