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Daffodils

When:

Tue 1 Sep 2015, 7:30pm

Where: Regent on Broadway, 53 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Zone 1: A Reserve: $45.00
  • Zone 2: B Reserve: $35.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: Elephant Publicity

One of Auckland’s favourite plays from 2014, Daffodils, is going on a road trip around Aotearoa. The award-winning Kiwi cabaret that had people begging for tickets, is stopping off in Taranaki, Oamaru, Wellington, Blenheim and Christchurch this August.

Daffodils is the story of 16-year-old Rose and 18-year-old Eric – a teddy boy and a farm girl from Hamilton who met at the lake by the daffodils and fell in love. It was the same place that Eric's parents met 20 years earlier. Was it destiny? Perhaps.

The bittersweet nuances of Rose’s and Eric’s life come together in a mixed tape of New Zealand’s greatest hits performed by Todd Emerson (Westside), Colleen Davis (Chicago, Jesus Christ Superstar) and a live three-piece band led by Silver Scroll Award-winning artist Stephanie Brown (LIPS).

Writer, Rochelle Bright (Michael King Writers Residency 2015 recipient), was inspired by private letters, real interviews and family myths heard only at garage piss ups. Daffodils unfolds against a backdrop of 1960s Kodak stills, Super8 home movies and fashion photography created by one of New Zealand's leading image makers, Garth Badger.

Audiences travel through a landscape of live music and heart-aching theatre in this beautiful love story about two Kiwi kids and the New Zealand pop-rock soundtrack that shaped their lives.

“It’s a work of genius. Daffodils should play all over the country. It should play all over the world. It resonates so strongly as a piece of our own mixed-up, precious culture, it should be our new national flag” – Metro

"To anyone who ever doubted New Zealand had a culture, a personality: see this show. Astounding. Unmissable” - The Pantograph Punch

"Utterly charming... must-see show" - NZ Herald

Featuring Songs By
Crowded House - LIPS - Bic Runga - Chris Knox - The Mint Chicks - Dave Dobbyn - The Exponents - Darcy Clay - The Mutton Birds - Th'Dudes - The Senators - The Swingers - Blam Blam Blam and more

Best Play Nomination / SWANZ 2014 Best Debut /
Metro Magazine 2014 Auckland Theatre Award Winner 2014

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