Fiery feminist ready to rock
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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