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  • Fri 16 Mar ’18, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Sat 17 Mar ’18, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • Sat 17 Mar ’18, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Sun 18 Mar ’18, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • Sun 18 Mar ’18, 7:30pm – 8:30pm


Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki St, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult Early Bird (until 27 Nov): $45.00
  • Adult A Reserve: $49.00

This “astonishingly assured” (The Guardian) drama comes to New Zealand following sell-out seasons at the Edinburgh Festival and London’s National Theatre.

Based on the experiences of children who lived through the 2004 Beslan school hostage crisis, Us/Them – the break-out hit show from Brussels youth theatre company Bronks – portrays extreme events but through a child’s eyes. Despite the potentially harrowing subject matter, the experience is naively wonderful and unsettlingly funny.

Two children sketch a map onto a wide bare stage. They are intent, urgent. It has to be accurate. Part of the staggering achievement of Us/Them is that its two performers are able to start with a simple physical act of abstract map-making and open up an entire world of the mind. Thrilling, often humorous and with a deft lightness of touch.

“Frequently playful, sometimes surprisingly jokey – and ultimately desperately moving.” - The Guardian

By Carly Wijs.
Bronks and Richard Jordan Productions with Theatre Royal Plymouth and Big in Belgium in association with Summerhall.

Presented by the New Zealand Festival, 23 Feb-18 Mar 2018.

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