Kororareka – The Ballad of Maggie Flynn

 

Kororareka Panel Image

7.00pm

Wednesday, 21st June 2017

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

Tickets:  $30.00 Adults; $20.00 Senior Citz/Students (18 yrs & under)

Duration:  90 mins (approx – no interval)

 

 

 

 

Red Leap Theatre present:

Kororareka – The Ballad of Maggie Flynn

 

 

“There’s a tale in my bones, fighting to be told”

Maggie Flynn, a fiery and unforgettable Irish woman leaves England a convict and arrives in Kororāreka the captain of a whaling ship. Her fortune continues to twist and turn from trophy Māori slave to wife of a great chief to Madam of the notorious King Edward Hotel. She makes her final stand in the face of British bombardment, her legacy burning and her legend unspoken.

Kororāreka – The Ballad of Maggie Flynn takes us from wretched beginnings in old London town to the lawless outpost of Kororāreka (Russell), for a brief moment New Zealand’s capital in the era of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Maggie’s legend is reimagined with the story telling skill of Paolo Rotondo and the visual flair of Red Leap.

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 by history books. 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.

 

Reviews:

“Red Leap Theatre have become major players in New Zealand’s theatrical landscape, venturing into creative domains where many fear to tread.” - Theatreview

“Restlessly Creative… Endlessly Inventive”

 

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