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Duration: 18 Aug - 15 Sep
FINAL WEEK! LAST SHOW SAT 15 SEPT!
Price: $25 - $52
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By Lorae Parry
Director: Susan Wilson

Starring: Isobel McKinnon as K.M. and Jessica Robinson as L.M. & Virginia Woolf

Set Design: Lisa Maule
Lighting Design: Marcus McShane
Costume: Sheila Horton Costume
AV Design: Haami Hawkins and Lisa Maule
Music/Sound: Michael Nicholas Williams

FROM THE WORDS OF MANSFIELD, WOOLF & FRIENDS

A witty look at love, life and literature

Part of WTF! 2018 and KM130

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Circa Two
18 Aug – 15 Sep

Tues – Sat 7.30pm
Sun 4.30pm
$25 – $52

with Isobel MacKinnon as K.M. and Jessica Robinson as L.M. & Virginia Woolf

Run Time: 90 Minutes with no interval

FINAL WEEK! LAST SHOW SAT 15 SEPT!

Reviews:

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Middle C – A girdle round about the earth – Katherine Mansfield as a “wild colonial girl” at Circa Theatre By Peter Mechen, 21/08/2018

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

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


Coming Up:

SPECIAL EVENT: Readings from Bloomsbury Women & the Wild Colonial Girl

  • Wednesday 19 September 2018
  • 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library of New Zealand, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon

Playwright Lorae Parry has selected some of the most colourful passages of her play Bloomsbury Women & the Wild Colonial Girl about the relationship between Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf. Readings by Lorae Parry and actor Carmel McGlone.