Whiteball Tunnel

A community theatre project, in the Summer of 2014, to encourage public dialogue around key contemporary issues.

Take Art, Actiontrack and Forkbeard Fantasy are working together with communities from in and around Wellington to create a community history play like no other!

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!

See The Wondrous Tales of Whiteball Tunnel come to life and read what taking part in this incredible project has meant to the people involved.