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1 Taranaki Street, Wellington | Box Office Ph: 04 801 7992
Duration: 22 March - 19 April 2014

Written by: Helen Moulder and Sue Rider
Directed by: Sue Rider


A modern magical mystery, with music from The Magic Flute.

Helen Moulder premieres her long-awaited new play.

It is 2021 in Nelson and Gloria, aged 97, hasn’t long to live. Her son Craig is pushing her to move to a “retireville” but she wants to die in her own home.

On a whim, Gloria buys an extraordinary designer handbag. This purchase sets off a series of unusual events which transform Gloria’s remaining days and enable her to send a message to the future.


  • Starring Helen Moulder

  • 22 March − 19 April

    Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm

    Sunday 4.30pm

  • Adult $43

    Concessions $36

    Friends of Circa (until 6 April) $33

    Groups 6+ $39 20+ $36

    Under 25s $25


“Funny, poignant, thought-provoking” – Sunny Amey

“Moulder is a consummate performer” – Capital Times

“[Helen Moulder] demonstrates what the art of acting is all about” – The Press

Running time: 1 hour 20 minutes (no interval)