Fiery fem­i­nist ready to rock

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Touted as an emo­tional and the­atri­cal spec­tac­u­lar - That Bloody Woman is com­ing to Napier.

The show takes suf­fragette Kate Shep­pard and por­trays her in a way slightly dif­fer­ent to what we see in his­tory books - as a ‘‘fem­i­nist fire­brand rais­ing hell and rock­ing out’’, telling her story through orig­i­nal rock songs.

The mu­si­cal show­cases New Zealand’s his­tory as the first coun­try to give women the vote, while ask­ing whether the coun­try has come as far as it would like.

Writ­ten by Christchurch-born writ­ers Luke Di Somma and Gre­gory Cooper, the show is If you would like to see the show - we have one dou­ble pass to give­away. Email laura.dooney@fair­fax­me­ with the sub­ject line ‘That Bloody Woman’ by Fri­day Oc­to­ber 13 to en­ter.

di­rected by Kip Chap­man and stars West­side’s Esther Stephens as Kate Shep­pard.

Lead­ing the women to take the vote, Shep­pard takes on the pa­tri­archy, pub­lic opin­ions, and even Prime Min­is­ter Richard ‘‘King Dick’’ Sed­don.

The show, play­ing Napier’s Mu­nic­i­pal The­atre Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 17, has earned rave re­views, be­ing called a ‘‘kick-ass punk rock mu­si­cal full of

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