Miss Jean Batten
- Miss Jean Batten
- By Phil Ormsby
- With Alex Ormsby
- A Flaxworks Theatre production
- Kavanagh Auditorium
THE POWERFUL TALE OF AN INDEPENDENT WOMAN PURSUING HER AMBITION AGAINST THE ODDS
Tempestuous, inspirational, exploitative and utterly fearless – Pioneer aviator Jean Batten was the very model of a strong New Zealand woman.
The legend that is Jean Batten is fascinating and powerful. Cool, glamorous and utterly fearless, the flight of the great aviatrix from England to New Zealand in a single engine plane made of wood and fabric, navigating with just a compass and a watch, and setting a world record that stood for 44 years, is one of the extraordinary feats of the last century.
Miss Jean Batten is set in the VIP Suite of the Hotel Australia, Sydney, on the eve of the last leg of her historic flight to New Zealand. Fatigued and anxious to keep going, she is juggling numerous distractions, while last minute attempts are being made to prevent her from flying at all. New Zealand actor Alex Ellis embodies Jean Batten in this solo performance.
|Fri 21 Sep||7:30 pm||Kavanagh Auditorium||Dunedin|
|Sat 22 Sep||7:30 pm||Kavanagh Auditorium||Dunedin|
“a star performance, one that the legendary JEAN BATTEN more than deserves.”