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Miss Jean Batten

When:

Fri 28 Apr 2017, 8:00pm–9:00pm
Sat 29 Apr 2017, 3:00pm–4:00pm

Where: Repertory House, 167 Esk Street, Invercargill, Southland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult Admission: $30.00
  • Concession Admission: $25.00
  • Student Admission: $15.00
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  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Angela Newell

The legend that is Jean Batten is fascinating and powerful. Cool, glamorous and utterly fearless, the great aviatrix's flight from England to New Zealand in a single engine plane made of wood and fabric, navigating with just a compass and a watch, is one of the extraordinary feats of the last century.

In this solo production, starring Alex Ellis and written by Phil Ormsby, we meet Jean in 1936 as she waits for clear weather. Stuck in the luxury of the Hotel Australia, desperate to carry on her flight, Jean must handle the pressure, fear, uncertainties and prejudices that lie ahead.

A joyous and powerful celebration of a woman who fought against the odds to secure her place in history.

"Alex Ellis gives us an utterly engaging, thought-provoking performance as Miss Jean Batten" (Leigh Sykes, Theatreview)

A Flaxworks production presented by McDowall Print at the Southland Arts Festival.

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