Get ready for some hilarious bickering between a pair of Aussie girls and a couple of Kiwi guys.
Amid many poignant and moving moments, Anzac Eve perfectly captures the love/hate relationship that exists between New Zealanders and Australians.
Just like an old married couple there are witty comments, laugh-out-loud comebacks, and even some displays of splendid unity.
This thoughtful and funny show tells the tale of four young backpackers from Down Under who meet while waiting in Gallipoli for the Dawn Ceremony.
This modern take on World War I features smuggled vodka, selfies, Snapchat videos and even some cosy Kangaroo onesies.
There's patriotic pride, possible hook-ups and the obligatory mocking of Aussie accents.
But beyond that, Anzac Eve is a new and somewhat brave play about World War I. In a world filled with stories about The Great War and the birthplace of nations, Anzac Eve has a different approach.
This refreshing play, written by Dave Armstrong and directed by Jamie McCaskill, questions why New Zealand and Australia are so proud of their involvement in the Battle of Gallipoli.
It skilfully presents some uncomfortable truths, openly questions the merits of war, and asks what, if anything, has been learned in the last 100 years.
Anzac Eve also cleverly creates a justifiable awkwardness about that analysis, especially when it is juxtaposed with the horrendous tragedy of losing brave loved ones to war.
It is a poignant but funny rite-of-passage story, filled to the brim with wit and dusted with commentary on the political issues both nations are facing today.
The talented cast of four is made up of Harriet Prebble, Hayden Frost, Barnaby Olson and Taranaki's own Trae Te Wiki, who grew up in Hawera.
The team work together seamlessly and with flair. The play relies almost entirely on their talents and the effectiveness of the script, and they do it absolute justice.
Anzac Eve is a new and refreshing take on a classic Kiwi story. It should not be missed.