Nelson Arts Festival presents THAT BLOODY WOMAN
By Luke Di Somma & Gregory Cooper
Directed by Kip Chapman
Time to rock the vote!
Radical, riotous and bursting with wit, this bold musical experience about one of New Zealand’s greatest heroes is a red-hot hit that pulsates with passion.
Our favourite daughter, suffragist, activist and cyclist Kate Sheppard, (played by Esther Stephens from the hit TV-series, West Side) is transformed from the face on the $10 note into a feminist firebrand, raising hell in this punk rock opera.
“Bursting with wit, verve and righteously rocking tunes” (THE PRESS), That Bloody Woman presents New Zealand’s founding mother as you’ve never seen her before; loud, proud and in your face. Leading the charge to win women the vote, Kate takes on the patriarchy, public opinion and even Prime Minister Richard ‘King Dick’ Seddon.
Fresh from sell-out seasons in Auckland and Christchurch, Kate takes the show on the road in 2017.
“Kate’s back: a kickass role model for equality and people power. May her message continue to roll out across the country.” METRO MAGAZINE
“It vibrates with rocking tunes, righteous energy and knob gags. What is not to like?” THE PRESS
“…a fast-paced, adrenaline-fueled, honest, sassy and poignant celebration of a world first.” THEATRESCENES
Featuring Esther Stephens, Geoffrey Dolan, Phoebe Hurst, Cameron Douglas, Amy Straker, Kyle Chuen & Andy Manning
Warning: contains really loud music, really coarse language and feminist women riding bicycles!
A Christchurch Arts Festival Commission