productions

Number One Field Punishment

 

In July 1917 conscientious objector Archibald Baxter was marched from his Wellington prison cell. He was forced up the gangplank of the troopship Waitemata and taken to the western front in France. There he was tied to a pole with his arms behind his back and his feet off the ground. This was Field Punishment number One.

 

Nearly 100 years later, Wellington artist Bob Kerr has painted a series of striking images based on Archibald Baxter's book, We Shall Not Cease.

 

We've taken reworked versions of these paintings and, with the help of animator Ahmad Habash, brought them to life in this soon to be released short film, with soundscape by Andrew Laking.

 

This production was completed with financial assistance from the WW100 Fund, and the Wellington City Council. Huge thanks also to the Wellington Museum.

 

Image taken from artwork by Bob Kerr, edited by Ahmad Habash (cropped).

 

Where: Wellington Museum, Tall Screen (ground floor)

When: Daily 10:45am, 12:45pm, 2:45pm, 4:45pm.

Duration: 7 minutes

My First Time

 

My First Time is an ongoing experiment in writing and theatre, which we produced initially as a development project for LitCrawl Wellington in 2016.

 

The first series featured 3 short literary works by Faith Wilson (pictured), Pip Adam, and Sarah Jane Barnett, which were adapted for stage by Gina Moss, Claire Noble, and Miranda Manasiadis.

A Short History of Jazz

 

A Short History of Jazz was created by Pirate & Queen as an 8 part live recorded series for Radio New Zealand, performed at the Wellington Museum. It traces the history of jazz from its beginnings in the late 19th Century in New Orleans till the present day. Presenters are ably backed up by a quintet, providing faithful reproductions of the music.

 

The live series features some of New Zealand's top jazz artists and thinkers, including Norman Meehan, Paul Dyne, Lex French, John Rae, Ben Wilcock and many more. The show made a huge impact on debut in Wellington, with high demand for seats seeing over 500 people turned away during the first four shows alone. Parts 1 and 2 of the series have since been performed at the National Jazz Festival in Tauranga.

 

The full session recordings from the original sessions can be found here.

 

Please contact us for more information.

Pirate & Queen

productions

Number One Field Punishment

 

In July 1917 conscientious objector Archibald Baxter was marched from his Wellington prison cell. He was forced up the gangplank of the troopship Waitemata and taken to the western front in France. There he was tied to a pole with his arms behind his back and his feet off the ground. This was Field Punishment number One.

 

Nearly 100 years later, Wellington artist Bob Kerr has painted a series of striking images based on Archibald Baxter's book, We Shall Not Cease.

 

We've taken reworked versions of these paintings and, with the help of animator Ahmad Habash, brought them to life in this soon to be released short film, with soundscape by Andrew Laking.

 

This production was completed with financial assistance from the WW100 Fund, and the Wellington City Council. Huge thanks also to the Wellington Museum.

 

Image taken from artwork by Bob Kerr, edited by Ahmad Habash (cropped).

 

Where: Wellington Museum, Tall Screen (ground floor)

When: Daily 10:45am, 12:45pm, 2:45pm, 4:45pm.

Duration: 7 minutes

 

My First Time

 

My First Time is an ongoing experiment in writing and theatre, which we produced initially as a development project for LitCrawl Wellington in 2016.

 

The first series featured 3 short literary works by Faith Wilson (pictured), Pip Adam, and Sarah Jane Barnett, which were adapted for stage by Gina Moss, Claire Noble, and Miranda Manasiadis.

A Short History of Jazz

 

A Short History of Jazz was created by Pirate & Queen as an 8 part live recorded series for Radio New Zealand, performed at the Wellington Museum. It traces the history of jazz from its beginnings in the late 19th Century in New Orleans till the present day. Presenters are ably backed up by a quintet, providing faithful reproductions of the music.

 

The live series features some of New Zealand's top jazz artists and thinkers, including Norman Meehan, Paul Dyne, Lex French, John Rae, Ben Wilcock and many more. The show made a huge impact on debut in Wellington, with high demand for seats seeing over 500 people turned away during the first four shows alone. Parts 1 and 2 of the series have since been performed at the National Jazz Festival in Tauranga.

 

The full session recordings from the original sessions can be found here.

 

Please contact us for more information.

productions