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Kororāreka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn


Red Leap Theatre presents
Kororāreka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn
Written by Paolo Rotondo
Directed by Julie Nolan

“There’s a tale in my bones, fighting to be told”

Delving into the lawless outpost of 1800s Russell, Kororāreka - The Ballad of Maggie Flynn introduces a heroine created from the rich and vibrant true stories of New Zealand women. Red Leap Theatre premiere their brand-new work from 9 – 17 June at Q Theatre, Auckland before touring to three centres in Northland from 19-24 June, in a celebration of the resilient and hard-working characters buried in the kiwi whakapapa. 

Maggie Flynn, a fiery and unforgettable Irish woman, leaves England a convict and arrives in New Zealand’s capital, Kororāreka, the captain of a whaling ship. Her fortune twists and turns, from trophy slave to the wife of a great chief, to Madam of the notorious King Edward Hotel. One day culture and history collide, when Maggie must challenge the very world she sought to escape.

Kororāreka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn
Auckland                  9-17 June, Q Theatre
Russell                         19 June, Town Hall
Kerikeri                        21 June, The Turner Centre
Whangarei             23-24 June, Oneonesix

(Image Credit: Andi Crown)

Earlier Event: June 6
Jingles - The Musical
Later Event: June 9
MAMIL (Middle Aged Men In Lycra)