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Stephanie Johnson Playreading This Sunday

Stephanie Johnson Playreading This Sunday

This Sunday at 4pm for only $6
Downstage Theatre Society, Playmarket and Downstage Theatre Present a
Rehearsed Reading of

Strange Children
by Stephanie Johnson
Directed by Susan Wilson
Sunday June 29 at Downstage Theatre, 4pm.


The third of four Sunday readings in the Adam Playreading Series With the generous support of the Adam Foundation

Recently shortlisted for the Deutz Medal for Fiction for her book The Shag Incident, Johnson's Strange Children is a new major work from one of our most recognised writers. Character Madame Lotti Wilmott, was a psychic and Œinspirational lecturess¹ who, with her daughter and dog, arrived in New Zealand in 1880. The author of two books (Australian Beds and Beds I Have Slept In), Madame Wilmott's writing, lectures and work as a psychic gathered her a large following. Moving between Auckland in 1881 and the present day, Strange Children is about the place of children in adult lives. Stephanie Johnson is an award-winning writer of plays, poetry, short stories and novels.

The Adam Playreading Series readings are followed by a talkback session with the writer, director and actors. Each play has been matched with top professional actors and directors, who will spend two days rehearsing and presenting each reading of the play at Downstage.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Amery, Script Development Manager at Playmarket.

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