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Waitaki Arts Festival: Miss Jean Batten

Waitaki Arts Festival: Miss Jean Batten

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  • Sun 17 Oct, 7:30pm


Oamaru Opera House, 94 Thames St, Oamaru



Ticket Information:

  • Concession (+ fee): $25.00
  • Adult (+ fee): $30.00


Tempestuous, inspirational and utterly fearless, pioneer aviator Jean Batten was the very model of a strong New Zealand woman. Her 1936 flight from England to New Zealand, navigating with just a compass and a watch, 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 and most important leg of her historic flight to New Zealand. She has had 8 hours sleep in 8 days. Fatigued and anxious to keep going, last minute attempts are being made by Australian authorities to prevent her from flying at all.

Miss Jean Batten is a joyous and powerful celebration of an independent woman who pursued her ambition with unqualified success.

Jean Batten, an adventurer, an aviator and a woman who fought against the odds to secure her place in history.

“Alex easily carries the play on her own with a bold and confident performance that had the audience laughing out loud, in tears and on their feet at the end.” – Rose Jackson, Glory Days Magazine

“a great piece of theatre about one of New Zealand’s most-famous female icons.” – Ewen Coleman, Dominion Post

“highly recommended.” – John Smythe, Theatreview

You can purchase online or directly from the Opera House box office between 10am-4pm Mon-Fri.

The box office and the Opera House Cafe & Bar is open 1 hour prior to the show commencing and during interval. Please call 03 433 0770 if you require wheelchair seating.

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