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Maungatapu [SOLD OUT]

Monday 16th-Tuesday 17th October 2017

Murder, mayhem, love, loyalty, betrayal, honour, comradeship, justice, injustice and Nelson… this story has it all.

In 1866, the ‘Burgess-Kelly Gang’ murdered five men on the Maungatapu track, near Nelson, in New Zealand’s most infamous case of bush-ranging. The gang’s subsequent arrest, trial and hangings set the whole colony aflame with a mixture of morbid curiosity and righteous indignation.

Maungatapu delves into the relationships between gang members Burgess, Kelly, Levy and Sullivan as they plot and carry out the murders, are arrested, tried, then executed.

From Burgess’ remarkable death row ‘confession’, to Sullivan’s ‘betrayal’ of the others in return for a pardon, where does the truth lie?

“For brevity, succinctness, and concentration, it [Burgess’s confession] is perhaps without its peer in the literature of murder.” MARK TWAIN

Northpark Productions

Written by Justin Eade
Directed by Giles Burton

The Nelson Arts Festival is proud to present the World Premiere of last year’s Theatre in Development project.

Date(s)

October 16–17

Time

7pm (Duration: 75 mins, no interval)

Location

Nelson & suburbs

Venue

The Suter Art Gallery and Theatre
208 Bridge Street, Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

SOLD OUT
Warning: contains coarse language & violence

Tickets from Ticketing Website

Contact

Ph. +64 3 545 8734
festivalenquiries@ncc.govt.nz

Additional Info

Official Website

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