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Truth and terror –‘Too Far from Heaven’ tour

Truth and terror –‘Too Far from Heaven’ tour, 2 – 27 March

It is the night before the executions of two New Zealanders – the notorious Southland ‘baby farmer’, Minnie Dean, and Victor Spencer, shot for desertion during World War 1. Through Verity, the play’s narrator, the two give harrowing accounts of their lives and reasons for their actions, pieced together from diary entries and other original material.

Based on the true stories of Dean, the only woman ever hanged in New Zealand, and Spencer, the Bluff lad killed by firing squad in Belgium for deserting a war he had forged his age to join, ‘Too Far from Heaven’, was nominated in the Best Theatre Category, Best Newcomer and Stand-out Performer awards at the 2013 NZ Fringe Festival, and performed at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe.

Written by Angela Newell, Jade Gillies and Lizzie Dawson.

Actors: Lizzie Dawson. Minnie Dean; Jade Gillies, Victor Spencer; Angela Newell, Verity.

‘In almost 20 years of reviewing, I’ve often been moved by productions, but seldom to tears…my personal pick of the Fringe so far’ - Lynne Freeman, Capital Times

‘…a chilling piece of work ….superbly dramatized….There are questions here about poverty, war, unwanted babies, capital punishment, last suppers….’ – Pat Velkamp Smith, Southland Times

‘Although both infamous, they are nevertheless important figures in our history, especially in Southland, and this group must be commended for the highly original and innovative way they have brought their stories to life.’ – Ewen Coleman, Dominion Post


Itinerary

Sunday 2 March 8pm - Stewart Island

Community Centre

$20 Door Sales

Monday 3 March 2pm - Invercargill

James Hargest College Hall

Tuesday 4 March 7.30pm - Queenstown

Memorial Centre

$20 Book: TICKETEK; I-site and Queenstown Event Centre

Wednesday 5 March 8pm – Cromwell

Lowburn Hall

Adults $25; SuperGold $20; Student/child $5 (inc. light supper)

Book: Cromwell I-site

Friday 7 March 7.30pm - Westport

NBS Theatre

Adults $25; Gold card holders $20; Children $12

Book: NBS Theatre

Saturday 8 March 8pm - Nelson

Dinner from 6pm

The Playhouse Café

$20 Book: The Playhouse Café

Monday 10 March 7.30pm - Wellington

TBC

Tuesday 11 March 7.30pm -Wanganui

Wanganui Collegiate Auditorium

$20/$10

Book: Door sales from 7pm, Eventfinder

Wednesday 12 March 7.30pm – New Plymouth

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Wall Theatre

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11 Baring Tce, Strandon

Adult $30 Senior/Student concessions $25

Friday 14 March 7pm - Whitianga

Town Hall

$15 Book: Whitianga Paper Plus

Saturday 15 March 8pm - Onewhero

OSPA Theatre

24 Hall Rd

$20 Book: River Traders 09 236 8875

Sunday 16 March 7.30pm - Tauranga

Baycourt X Space

$19.50-$24.50

Book: Baycourt Box Office; www.ticketek.co.nz; 0800 TICKETEK

Wednesday 19 March 7.30pm - Akaroa

Akaroa Area School Gymnasium

Adults $20; Children $10

Book: Cash sales at Akaroa Information Centre

Thursday 20 March 7.30pm - Ashburton

Ashburton Trust Event Centre

$25 each (fees apply)

Book: Ashburton Trust Event Centre Box Office or www.ticketdirect.co.nz

Friday 21 March 7.30pm - Geraldine

The Lodge Theatre

$25 Book: LOUK NZ Clothing

Saturday 22 March 7.30pm - Timaru

The Playhouse, Church St

$15 Book: Steve Newman 3 Rowan Place Glen-iti Timaru

Sunday 23 March 7.30pm - Oamaru

Opera House

Adults $28; Concession $26; Students (under 18) $10 Groups $20

Book: Oamaru Opera House or Oamaru I-site www.ticketdirect.co.nz

Monday 24 March 7.30pm - Twizel

Events Centre

Adults $20; Students $10

Book: Information Centre and Mackenzie Lotto Plus

Tuesday 25 March 7.30pm - Mosgiel

Firestation Theatre, 3 Cargill St

$25 Book www.iticket.co.nz 0508 ITICKET

Wednesday 26 March 8pm - Owaka

Owaka Memorial Community Centre

$20; Gold card $18; Senior/student $10

Book: Mary Sutherland, Mohua Park, The Catlins 9586;

mary@catlins-ecotours.co.nz and Catlins Café Owaka

Thursday 27 March 8pm - Gore

The Little Theatre

$27/ $22 unwaged (+booking fees)

Book: SBS St James Theatre or www.iticket.co.nz 0508 ITICKET


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