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Gloria's Handbag 2017

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GLORIA'S HANDBAG
ROYAL WANGANUI OPERA HOUSE
FRIDAY 2 JUNE  7.30PM
 
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Gloria’s Handbag, A solo play starring Helen Moulder
Directed by Sue Rider

A modern, magical mystery with music from The Magic Flute.

“It’s imperative to have a good handbag when you’re on the way out.”

It is 2021 in Nelson and Gloria, aged 97, hasn’t long to live. Her son Craig is pushing her to move to a “retireville” but she wants to die in her own home.

On a whim, Gloria buys an extraordinary designer handbag. This purchase sets off a series of unusual events which transform Gloria’s remaining days and enable her to send a message to the future.

Written by Helen Moulder and Sue Rider (Meeting Karpovsky, Playing Miss Havisham);  handbag design by Gillie Coxill; First production – Circa Theatre, Wellington (March 2014)

"Highly enjoyable entertainment"  Dominion Post

"There are so many goodies in Gloria’s Handbag, it's well worth rummaging through"  Theatreview

“Helen Moulder as Gloria is a marvel…six characters, expert storytelling, opera singing and magic tricks, all performed by a cast of one"  Keeping up with NZ.

Finish approx. 8.50pm

Adult $28
Senior $25
Friend OH $23
Student $15
School group 10+ discount
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