One Of Those

Date(s) - 14/10/2017
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tiny Theatre

A sensational blackmail drama based on a notorious piece of New Zealand criminal history, written & performed by well-known New Zealand actor and director David Charteris.

 In 1920, the Mayor of Wanganui, Charles Mackay, shot but did not kill the soldier and poet D’Arcy Cresswell who was blackmailing him to resign the mayoralty or he would expose him as a homosexual. The trial was a sensation at the time and Mackay, who was married, received 15 years hard labour, served seven and then he was shot, by mistake, by a policeman in Berlin in 1929.

In this hour long performance Charteris gives both sides of the encounter that resurrects the colourful character of Cresswell, the self-opinionated blackmailer.


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