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By Cherie Jacobson and Alex Lodge
Director: Rachel Lenart
Starring: Maria Williams as Ally, Isadora Lao as Petra, Amy Tarleton as Kate Sheppard/Aunty Cate, Bronwyn Turei as Heni Pore/Aunty Jane, Alex Lodge as Katherine Mansfield/Aunty Lena, Renée Sheridan as Helen Hitchings and Maia Diamond as Akenehi Hei
Set Design: Tony De Goldi
Lighting Design: Lisa Maule
Composer, sound design: Ryan Prebble
Costume Design: Sonia Costin
What would you do if you found Kate Sheppard in your bed?
Part of WTF! 2018 and KM130
1-22 September 2018
Tues – Thurs 6.30pm. Fri – Sat 8pm. Sun 4pm
$25 – $52
Run Time: 2 hours including a 15 minute interval
Proudly sponsored by Vivien Hirschfeld
Modern Girls in Bed is an irreverent comedy about sisters, strength, and what happens when two young women come face-to-face with five trailblazing wāhine from Aotearoa’s history.
Shortlisted for the Adam NZ Play Award and led by acclaimed director Rachel Lenart (Constellations), this new work is a razor-sharp, poignant collision of historical heroines and present-day family politics.
When life gets too hard for best friends Ally and Petra they decide to go to bed, John and Yoko style – except not for ‘Peace’ – forever.
But something strange is going on in the house, and taking a stand proves harder than they thought. Kate Sheppard won’t stop bossing them around, Katherine Mansfield keeps making demands, and Heni Pore is going into labour. As Ally and Petra’s bed gets more crowded and real life becomes too hard to avoid, will the women of their world come together or fall apart?
A play for anyone who knows that women are complex and courageous propagators of change, who can also watch a lot of Netflix.
“I was very good in bed, I thought. One week I read Little Women three times in bed.” – Mum
Come into Circa and see our bed display then post your #bedshot selfie to instagram or facebook using the hashtag #moderngirlsinbed AND
tag @Baksana.homewares to be in to win European linens for your modern bed
OR tag @Circatheatre to be in to win a night out at the theatre for two!
Photo Credit: Tabitha Arthur and Ed Watson
By arrangement with Playmarket