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Mark Wright, with ‘Voices of Gallipoli’, coming to Whitianga

At the Monkey House Friday, 14 June 6.30pm
 |  The Informer  | 

Mark Wright performing Voices of Gallipoli.

Anzac Day commemorations have passed for another year, but a one-man play from well-known NZ actor Mark Wright is about to remind local audiences what the spirit of Anzac is all about.

Mark, who has appeared in numerous stage productions, is perhaps best known for his TV work with the likes of Billy T. James and McPhail and Gadsby.

He wrote his one man play, Voices From Gallipoli, after being inspired by a trip to the Gallipoli Peninsula in 2014 on the eve of the 100th commemoration of the landings.

It was part of a TVNZ documentary he was fronting titled, “Our sons”

Mark says, “It fulfilled a lifelong dream of mine but also proved to be a life changing experience.” Members of Mark’s family had suffered tragedy and injury in the First World War.

Voices from Gallipoli has since played in a number of towns, it is magnificently performed, poignant and inspiring.

Voices From Gallipoli – Tickets at Eventfinda or at the Monkey House venue.