Sunday 22nd October, 07:00pm
Monday 23rd October, 07:00pm
- WHERE X Space, Baycourt
Adult $46, Student $25
(TECT $37, $20)
- DURATION 60 mins (no interval)
Miss Jean Batten is a one-woman show, 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. The show is a joyous celebration of an independent woman who pursued her ambition with unqualified success and set a record that stood for 44 years.
Jean Batten’s 1936 flight from England to New Zealand in a single engine plane made of wood and fabric, navigating with just a compass and a watch, is one of the extraordinary feats of the last century. Yet when she successfully landed in Auckland, the Mayor greeted her with the words, “Jean you are a very naughty girl, and really I think you want a good spanking for giving us such a terribly anxious time here”.
Presented by Flaxworks Theatre Co.
Miss Jean Batten will be presented at the Te Puke Litt Theatre, Litt Park, Park Lane on Tuesday 24 October, 7pm. Tickets $36 (TECT earlybird $29) available for purchase here.
“This is a gem of a show. Written by Phil Ormsby and beautifully performed by Alex Ellis, pioneering aviatrix Jean Batten is convincingly and engagingly recreated”Alex Bonham What's Good Blog