“A beacon and lesson for our future. A challenging, innovative and beautiful piece of work.”
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Tue 20 Feb TBC
Playhouse Theatre | QPAC
1 hr 5 mins

Last Tapes Theatre Company


SHOWCASE

MUSIC THEATRE OR OPERA OR CABARET

16 Years+

PRESENTED BY LAST TAPES THEATRE COMPANY

VALERIE

Reaching into the guts of family mythologies.

‘I'm starting to think about genetics, what's passed on. What isn't. I'm thinking of my grandmother, Valerie.’

Named the stand-out cabaret of the year by the NZ Herald,Valerie is an inter-generational, interdisciplinary and interrupting piece of cabaret theatre that reaches into the guts of family mythologies. Music, genetics and storytelling combine to unravel creator Robin Kelly's family history – and try to shine a light on the future.

A love letter from grandson to grandmother, this celebration of resilience, compassion and love is gig-theatre at its finest.

Image: Andi Crown

Last Tapes Theatre Company

Last Tapes Theatre Company was founded in 2012 to bring intimate, moving and challenging theatre to audiences. The company’s work aims to shine a spotlight on important social issues, asking audiences to engage in important conversations, as well as be entertained by quality theatre.

Last Tapes has garnered a strong reputation for the presentation of high-quality work. Their 2016 First Steps season presented three world premiere plays by emerging first-time writers – Defending the J.J. MAC by Wellington’s Beanie-Maryse Ridler, Mating in Captivity by screenwriter Oliver Page, and Valerie created by Last Tapes’ own Robin Kelly and Cherie Moore.

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