Greta: A Journey

Globe Theatre, 104 London St, Dunedin

22/03/2019 - 24/03/2019

New Athenaeum Theatre, 24 The Octagon, Dunedin

24/11/2018 - 24/11/2018

Dunedin Fringe 2019

Production Details

Greta: A Journey is a play with original songs and music interspersed. It tells the biography of Ellen Kelly, an Irish immigrant who as a child arrived in Victoria, Australia, in 1841. Ellen reminisces on a life, long lived and of the trials, tribulations and triumphs she experienced, not only as a woman and a mother, but also as a member of the struggling Irish underclass.  The script allows us a snap shot of the times from a woman’s perspective. It is derived from historical accounts and in part uses Ellen’s own words. The play brings to the fore the indomitable spirit of this often, misrepresented woman and fiercely protective mother, who, for the most part, history has designated a back seat. Ellen Kelly will be better known to many as the mother of the infamous 19th century Australian bushranger, Ned Kelly. The play is set in Greta, Northern Victoria, where the often harsh and unforgiving landscape serves as a back drop for a tale that all too often parallels its surroundings. However, the play is a celebration of this remarkable woman and her pioneering journey.

Venue: The New Athenaeum Theatre – Dunedin
Date: Saturday 24th November at 7pm
Booking Details: $15 waged/$10 unwaged – Door sales only

‘Greta: A Journey’ was performed as a work-in-progress at the New Athenaeum Theatre in November 2018, to rave audience reviews! Join us on this highly entertaining and heartfelt tale that spans over 90 years!

Globe Theatre, 104 London Street, Dunedin
[THU 21 cancelled because of the vigil for Christchurch.]
FRI 22 – SUN 24 March 2019
$15.00 – $20.00
*Fees may apply

Performer: Kiri Bell
Band: Pete Stewart, Stephen Kilroy, Craig Monk
Lighting Design: Stephen Kilroy
Technical Crew: Lani Swan

Theatre ,

Approx 60 minutes

Wellingon City Council
Aotearoa Gaming Trust
Creative NZ
Auckland City Council