Jan Bolwell’s 60 minute solo play, Bill Massey’s Tourists has left audiences laughing and weeping up and down the country. Bolwell plays her adolescent self trying to get her grandfather Arthur to talk about the First World War. After much pestering he succumbs.

What follows is a gripping, painful and sometimes hilarious tale of a young Kiwi soldier from the Otago Mounted Rifles (one of Bill Massey’s Tourists) and his survival from the tragedy of Passchendaele. It is a story that also features song and dance.

Written & performed by Jan Bolwell

Directed by Kerryn Palmer

Technician: Neal Barber

“This exceptional performer, Jan Bolwell, is blessed with an irrepressible joie-de-vivre that communicates itself instantly to the audience so that her grandfather’s story is illuminating and memorable, but also surprisingly enjoyable.”
— Theatreview
“A terrific script. A great performance. A tale well told. Knocked me for six.”
— Raymond Hawthorne, Auckland theatre director.

NOTE: These times differ to the printed programme!!!

Friday 12th October 7:30pm

Saturday 13th October 8pm


$20 Full, $15 Concession

Duration: 60 mins