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I'll Tell You This For Nothing - My Mother The War Hero

Why did France award its highest accolade for exceptional courage - the Legion d'Honneur - to Phyllis, a little-known Kiwi woman from Ireland?

I’ll Tell You This for Nothing - My Mother the War Hero coming to BATS Theatre from September 18-22, recounts that untold WW2 tale in a 70 minute solo performance written and acted by her daughter, Kate Jason-Smith.

QA nurse Phyllis was sent to the front lines, finding the love of her life. One of numerous nurses who risked their lives in the war - why was Phyllis honoured?
War, courage, romance and danger - potent ingredients for fine drama - and Phyllis was a great raconteur.

Kate, an award-winning director and actor, has worked with dramaturge Deb Filler and director Jan Bolwell to craft this dramatic and often humorous tale of her mother's life.

BATS Theatre, Wellington
September 18th – 22nd 2018. 6.30pm
To book tickets, visit bats.co.nz or call 04 802 4175
Celebrating New Zealand Playwrights and 125 Years of Women’s Suffrage.

Biography: Kate has worked in professional theatre, film and TV since she was a teenager - as an actor, designer, producer and director. She was the creator and producer of the iconic women’s comedy company Hens’ Teeth.

This talented team includes director Jan Bolwell, designer Lisa Maule, dramaturge Deb Filler, and producer Shirley Domb.

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