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Truth, Biography and Drama


Thu 14 Apr 2011, 10:30pm–11:30pm

Where: Central Lakes Trust Crystal Palace, Ardmore Street, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General admission: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: festivalofcolour

Jill Trevelyan, Dave Armstrong, Jennifer Ward-Lealand and Michael Houstoun.

These four speakers have collaborated on the world premiere of the play Rita and Douglas at the Festival of Colour. Jill wrote Rita Angus’ biography, writer Dave Armstrong trawled through Rita’s letters to find the words for the play, and our leading pianist Michael Houstoun mined the evocative moments of Douglas Lilburn’s music.

What insights does the play offer into the life, the relationships and the art of this famous painter and equally famous composer and musician?