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Bloomsbury Women and The Wild Colonial Girl

When:

Tue 11 Sep 2018, 7:30pm–9:00pm
Wed 12 Sep 2018, 7:30pm–9:00pm
Thu 13 Sep 2018, 7:30pm–9:00pm
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 7:30pm–9:00pm
Sat 15 Sep 2018, 7:30pm–9:00pm

Where: Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $52.00
  • Concession: $42.00
  • Friends: $38.00
  • Groups 6+: $45.00
  • Groups 25+: $42.00
  • Under 25s: $25.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: Circa Theatre

By: Lorae Parry
Director: Susan Wilson
A witty look at love, life and literature.

Part of WTF! 2018 and KM130.

Circa Two
18 Aug – 15 Sep
Preview 17 Aug

90 minutes (no interval)

In 1908 Katherine Mansfield set sail for London, never to return. After meeting Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield wrote: “I have nothing to say to charming women. I feel like a cat among tigers.”

Virginia’s first impressions of Katherine Mansfield were: “I’m a little shocked by her commonness… She seems to have gone every sort of hog since she was 17.”

Against a colourful background of the people and places that shaped Katherine Mansfield’s “many hundreds of selves”, this play shows these two literary rivals developing a special relationship which defies stereotypes and gossip.

“Parry’s Katherine Mansfield, the ‘colonial’ girl at large in a hard and dazzling world takes us close to ‘the real thing’… does justice to the amusing, clever, compassionate, constantly self-examining personality it engages with. And it shows us Virginia Woolf as well in a freshly slanting light.” – Vincent O’Sullivan.

Presented by arrangement with Playmarket.

The extracts remaining in copyright are included with permission from The Society of Authors as the Literary Representative of the Estate of Katherine Mansfield.

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