Taieri Musical is thrilled to announce that we will be bringing Kiwi rock musical That Bloody Woman to Dunedin audiences in July 2021 at the Mayfair Theatre.
Kate Sheppard is back. New Zealand’s favourite daughter is one of the most important figures in the history of suffrage and women’s rights and now she has her own musical! From humble beginnings in a tent in Christchurch, NZ, TBW went on to become a nationwide sellout smash.
“Like Hamilton for the US, That Bloody Woman is the musical NZ didn’t know it needed.”
The show is framed as a rock concert for Kate and her ‘gang’ to tell us her story, the story of New Zealand’s suffrage movement and to give us an almighty kick up the ass more than 125 years later. We see her and her friends transition from temperance to suffrage, taking on the anti-suffrage Prime Minister of the day, Richard “King Dick” Seddon and ultimately persuading a quarter of the female population to sign a crucial petition. But behind the public persona her personal life was in turmoil - trapped in a loveless marriage, in love with her best friend and deprived of her only child when she needed him most.
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BY Luke Di Somma & Gregory Cooper
Originally commissioned by the Christchurch Arts Festival
Originally directed by Kip Chapman
By arrangement with Music Theatre International, Australasia
Please be aware that That Bloody Woman contains adult references and frequent profanity. It is not recommended for young children. Show running time is approximately 90 minutes.