Kororāreka- The Ballad of Maggie of Flynn

Currently On Tour

Premiere - Auckland
Q Theatre
9 June 2017 - 17 June 2017
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Russell
Town Hall, 7pm. Door sales or email to book
19 June 2017
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Kerikeri
The Turner Centre, 7pm
21 June 2017
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Whangarei
OneOneSix, Fri 7pm. Sat 2pm & 7pm. Door sales or email to book
23 June 2017 - 24 June 2017
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Kororāreka

THE BALLAD OF MAGGIE FLYNN

This is a story unique to us as New Zealanders, unravelling the legacy of the women in our past and stirring the ones too wild to be captured. It is a sea-shanty, a coarse and vulgar rhyme that will make you laugh and cry to smell the sea again after so long.

Set in the era of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Kororareka (Russell) was a lawless outpost in a wild country.

Maggie Flynn leaves Ireland a convict and arrives in Kororareka the captain of a whaling ship. When burying her husband on the shores of this land she is captured by a Maori chief and becomes his mokai, a prestige slave more akin to a pet. An unthinkable intimacy burns between her and the chief until her fateful rescue where she loses all she has held dear. Her fortune continuing to twist and turn Maggie becomes a force facilitating the burgeoning trade between Maori and European settlers, the publican and madam of the notorious Duke of Marlborough Hotel. One day culture and history collide and her ultimate undoing is the very world she sought to escape.

 

The past is not nostalgia but an affirmation in continuity - Patrick O’Farrel - Vanished Kingdoms: Irish in NZ and Australia

Team

Director
Julie Nolan

Writer
Paolo Rotondo

Cast
Alison Bruce
Miriama McDowell
Awhina Rose Ashby
Victoria Abbott
Katrina George

Costume
Elizabeth Whiting

Set Design
John Verryt

Imagery Design
Poppy Serano
Owen McCarthy

Sound Design
Robin Kelly
Te Aihe Butler

Tour Dates

Premiere - Auckland
Q Theatre
9 June 2017 - 17 June 2017
Book now

Russell
Town Hall, 7pm. Door sales or email to book
19 June 2017
Book now

Kerikeri
The Turner Centre, 7pm
21 June 2017
Book now

Whangarei
OneOneSix, Fri 7pm. Sat 2pm & 7pm. Door sales or email to book
23 June 2017 - 24 June 2017
Book now


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