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My Brilliant Divorce


Fri 30 May 2008–Sat 28 Jun 2008, 6:30pm–8:30pm

Where: Downstage Theatre, 12 Cambridge Tce, Wellington

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $39.00
  • Concession: $30.00
  • Student and Under 25: $20.00
  • Member: $29.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: Downstage

Watch Ginette McDonald starring in Downstage’s newest production My Brilliant Divorce, this time as an unexpectedly single woman in this hilarious one-woman tour de force.

Wittily observant, achingly funny and heart-wrenchingly real this comedy explores what life is like for Angela, a 40-something housewife, recently dumped by her accountant husband for a younger model.

Left with the dog, emotionally bereft and with self-confidence at an all time low, Angela slowly and at times painfully rebuilds her life. She finds herself adrift in a sea of weird sexual encounters, sneaky solicitors, phone-in counsellors, a bad case of hypochondria and the spectre of poverty.

Should she fight to keep her husband? Or should she sign the final papers and move on?

With My Brilliant Divorce, written by Geraldine Aron and directed by Geraldine Brophy, Ginette McDonald returns to Downstage Theatre in Wellington, where she began acting professionally at the age of 14.

It was at Downstage where she developed the famous “Lyn of Tawa” which she describes as becoming a “Cultural Ambassador and Certifiable Living Treasure”. She has been an important part of the New Zealand entertainment industry for many years as comedienne, actress, producer, director and TV presenter.

My Brilliant Divorce received a Laurence Olivier Award Nomination in the category Best Entertainment for its run at the Apollo Theatre London in 2004.

The one-woman comedy is playing at Downstage from Friday 30 May until Saturday 28 June, Monday to Wednesday at 6.30pm and Thursday to Saturday at 7.30pm.

There will be a $20 preview on Friday 30 May, additional $20 performances on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 June and afternoon matinees at 3.00pm on Saturday 14 and 21 June.

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