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Solitude

Tuesday, 20 August, 7:30pm

Coronation Hall, Bannockburn – Adults $25, SuperGold $20, Student/Child $5

In 1913 Annie enters the remote mountains of Kahurangi National Park to live a hidden life with her lover Henry Chaffey. Forty years in exile, swallowed by the silence, enslaved by the fire. This beautiful, touching true story is about Annie Chaffey’s love, loneliness, loss and laughter. An old story from a new perspective.

Nominated for Best Actress, Best Solo Performance, Best Script and winner of best Music/Sound at the Nelson Fringe Festival.

This beautiful, touching true story is about Annie Chaffey’s love, loneliness, loss and laughter. New Zealand musician Mark Manson has collaborated with Martine to provide a unique recorded soundscape for the production.

Solitude is storytelling at its finest. Writer, director and performer, Martine Baanvinger of DramaLab, is utterly compelling, humorous and breathtakingly honest as Annie. Not only is this an interesting New Zealand story but it is told by an expert in an incredibly imaginative and touching way.”
– Lisa Allen, Nelson Fringe Festival review.

Programme, 70 min, no interval