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Memoirs Of Pinafores And Panty Hose

Memoirs Of Pinafores And Panty Hose

Memoirs of Pinafores and Panty Hose” blossoms from the untamed curiosities and embellishments of old age; spinning cabaret and dubious stories in an outrageous fashion.

The show was originally inspired by an obituary news article of Mrs. Doreen Newberry, a feisty old cleaning lady of the Lower Hutt Valley. ‘Memoirs’ Director and Writer, Talin Prowse, says of Newberry, “We were drawn to her sassy lease on life. She was an infectious character that instantly inspired this show.”

The storyline plays on themes of dementia, taking place in an old folks home where we meet Ginger, Sherry and Bebe; elderly ex cleaning ladies who haven’t ceased to lose their feisty nature. Through stories of the roaring twenties, told to their nursing staff, these nanas suddenly find themselves as show girls on stage of the Hotel Chelsea- a world of burlesque, jazz and scandal.

Infused with the antics and entertainment of Burlesque Star Courtney L’amour, and Wellington dancers, Ingrid Berry and Amy Ireland, ‘Memoirs’ serves a cocktail of pastiche, parody and wit that is sure to leave its audience teeming with glitter under their fingernails and confetti in their bed.

Premiering Feb.25th and 26th, 8pm start at The Garden Club on Dixon Street. Tickets $15 at the door.

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