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Always My Sister

Always My Sister

This is the story of my sister, Maggie Reardon, who broke my heart - as sisters sometimes do.

Devonport, 1847: A true story of murder, dashed hopes, and the testing of sisterly bonds. Set against the backdrop of the rough and tumble of early Auckland, and created by Michelanne Forster, one of our leading tellers of historical tales, this is a story that shows there's nothing new under the sun when it comes to human nature.

Starring Chris Tempest (Dr. Josh Gallagher -Shortland Street, The Outfit Theatre Company), Jess Sayer (Mo and Jess Kill Susie, Just Above The Clouds, Wings, Elevator) and Torum Heng
(Tiana - Go Girls).

Directed by Michelanne Forster, with assistance from Sandra Rasmussen and Don McGlashan.

Michelanne Forster wrote Always My Sister while she held a six-month residency at the Michael King Writers’ Centre in Devonport. She became fascinated with a dark slice of local history: the brutal murder of a naval officer, his wife and daughter in their Devonport home in 1847. It wasn’t just the murder that fascinated her. She wanted to explore why Maggie came to be involved with the murderer and why she lied in an attempt to save him from hanging. She was convicted of perjury and became the only New Zealand woman sentenced to transportation to Tasmania.

The Basement, Lower Greys Avenue, Auckland - 11 to 21 June at 7pm

Tickets $25 (concession $20)
SPECIAL GROUP PRICE: $20 each for groups of six or more.
Tickets available from itecket.co.nz
http://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2014/jun/always-my-sister


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