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Lost Girls

Lost Girls


Lost
Girls

19th January 2007
MEDIA RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

theatrewhack presents
Lost Girls

February 24th - March 1st 2007, 8pm
BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Terrace, Wellington
Ticket Prices: Adult $15/ Conc $12/ Addict $10
To Book: 04 802 4175 or book@bats.co.nz

T: He said, “Your mummy knows me”. It looked like mummy’s car.
M: He didn’t look like the type of guy that would do that.
K: I knew mine. He had a van.

Lost Girls is a beautiful, contained, one-hour play. It follows three everyday girls as they go about their everyday business – not the stuff of drama, you may think – but there is something else present within the play. There is an underlying tinge of foreboding and uneasiness, the sense that we are heading towards something that we really don’t want to reach. Yet at the same time we are desperate to see how things turn out.

Lost Girls is the story of three girls who all succumb to the same tragic fate.
Inspired by the true-life abductions of several of New Zealand’s young women, Lost Girls follows T, M and K, (performed by Kirsty Hamilton, Eve Gordon and Yvette Parsons) through their final days before they disappear forever.

Lost Girls is an original work by a New Zealand writer, Patrick Graham, and was written in response to the growing number of women reporting domestic violence abuse and rape. For years, Patrick was concerned about the number of young women that disappeared in New Zealand. What also concerned him was the number of unsolved cases there are.

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“You would think that because New Zealand is such a small country someone, somewhere must know what happened? Do we just turn a blind eye to what is happening?”

He wanted to explore the sense of loss these girls create in people’s lives. How it feels to have someone taken from you at an early age. The characters are very loosely based on well-known murder victims to give them a familiarity and universality. These girls could be your sister, cousin or your next-door neighbour.

Lost Girls will be directed by Thomas Sainsbury, who started his creative career with playwrighting and has had three plays workshopped through Playmarket’s Young Playwright competition.

ENDS

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