Greta: A Journey : Dunedin Fringe Festival

Greta: A Journey

'Greta: A Journey', is a play about Ellen Kelly, the mother of Australian outlaw, Ned Kelly. The play is drawn from historical accounts and in places uses Ellen's own words.

Greta: A Journey

The work features original songs and music, which are performed by Dunedin musicians, Stephen Kilroy, Craig Monk, and Pete Stewart. Written by Pete Stewart & Kiri Bell, directed by Kiri Bell.

'Greta' is a solo performance told through monologue and song by 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 as a woman, and as a mother, and as an Irish immigrant. The play brings to the fore the indomitable spirit of this fiercely protective mother, who for the most part history has designated a backseat. Set in the tiny scattered township of Greta, northeast Victoria; where the often harsh and unforgiving landscape serves as a backdrop for a tale that all too often parallels its surroundings. However, the play is a celebration of this remarkable woman and her life's journey.

This play is bought to you by bellbird Productions, the makers of 'The Iris Project' which was nominated for Best Script in the 2016 Dunedin Fringe Festival.

'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!

Please note the Thursday 21st March session for this event has been cancelled.

Fri
22
March
08:00PM
Sat
23
March
02:00PM
Sat
23
March
08:00PM
Sun
24
March
08:00PM

Price

$15.00 - $20.00

Duration

1 hr 15 mins

Venue

Globe Theatre

104 London Street, Dunedin

Music Theatre Storytelling

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About Us

The Dunedin Fringe Festival is the world’s southernmost festival of its kind. Initiated in 2000, Dunedin Fringe aims to bring experimental contemporary art to a wider audience and to support the work of emerging artists. Dunedin Fringe is an annual event which happens every March timed to coincide with other fringe festivals in New Zealand and Australia.

Our Contacts

Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust
PO Box 1331
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

03 477 3350