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Biography of My Skin


Tue 27 Oct 2009, 6:30pm
Wed 28 Oct 2009, 6:30pm
Thu 29 Oct 2009, 8:00pm
Fri 30 Oct 2009, 8:00pm
Sat 31 Oct 2009, 8:00pm

Where: Downstage Theatre, 12 Cambridge Tce, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Full Price A Reserve - Stalls: $45.00
  • Full Price A Reserve - Balcony: $40.00
  • Concession (incl. seniors 65+, Super Gold Card holders, Community Services Card holders, Groups 10+): $38.00
  • Downstage Society Members: $37.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Downstage

By Stuart McKenzie

a self-portrait without make up

Biography of My Skin takes a life lived on stage and looks for the truth behind the face-paint. In this candid, autobiographical solo show, actor Miranda Harcourt sets out to tell her story as a working mother.

But there’s a catch. The script is written by Miranda’s husband Stuart McKenzie. The more she struggles to talk about her relationships, ambitions and marriage, the more interference she experiences from the writer seeking to husband her narrative.

This funny and often outrageous conflict between husband and wife – in all its skirmishes, subterfuges and dramatics – reveals a surprisingly moving portrait of a marriage, as well as an entertaining social history of the last four decades.

Biography of My Skin is the long-awaited follow-up to Flowers from My Mother’s Garden, which toured throughout NZ and was seen by over 35,000 people.

The Dominion Post season, presented by Downstage.

Directed by
Tim Spite

Miranda Harcourt

“Flowers From My Mother’s Garden shares the experiences of a mother, daughter and extended family with an ingenious simplicity that belies the depth of insight. It’s a prime example of how universal the particular can be ...That’s what I call communication!” John Smythe, National Business Review

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