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Shoes By Jamie Burgess


By Jamie Burgess

Directed by Bronwyn Tweddle

11-29 March, 8.30pm

BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Tce

Bookings ph: 802 4175


Cost: $18/13


Felicity loves her shoes. In fact she has 115 pairs, 115 pairs her husband secretly likes to wear when he’s home alone and feeling... domestic!

Sitting majestically atop a mountain of shoes, Felicity looks back on her life land-marked by milestone footwear. Her ballet slippers, first date heels, wedding shoes, her daughter’s first shoes . . . and that pair she first found her husband wearing.

“Everyone knows that feeling of looking at someone else’s relationship and thinking ‘they’re so perfect together’, or ‘they know each other so well’... often those perceptions are so wrong! That was the spark that began SHOES” says writer Jamie Burgess.

Shoes is a touching comedy that examines why someone stays in a relationship when the proverbial hits the fan, a journey into breaking down taboos and social norms on what you can and can’t wear or feel.

So slip into your favourite footwear and spend an evening in Shoes, a funny, poignant, and ultimately moving examination of a ‘normal’ kiwi family.

Starring: Leighton Cardno (Shortland Street), Cheryl Amos (It’s A Whanau Thing), Bea Lee Smith (Rain), Laura Velvin (Fitz Bunny: Lust For Glory) and Max Hardy (Sex & Murder


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