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The Girl who Climbed a Mountain & Saved the World

Thursday 20th-Sunday 30th September 2018

'The Girl who Climbed a Mountain and Saved the World' is a new play by Nelson-based playwright, Lisa Allan. It has been inspired by the stories about mountains and water that were shared with Lisa in 2017, by members of the community. From these gifts, Lisa has created a 'play for voices.'

The story is told by three narrators. We meet Kira, a young girl who hears the voices of the Earth; Hannah, a dairy farmer from Riuwaka and Tom, a Kiwi who is on his OE in India. The performance is akin to that of a live radio play, with the beautiful addition of live, original music and elements of physical theatre.

A pair of green gumboots encounter a giant eel, a traveller gives himself to the Ganges and a young girl gazes up at Mount Taranaki... will the mountain move once more? Uplifting, new, NZ theatre.

Directed by:
Kath Mitchell

Daniel Allan, Lisa Allan & Sam Cooper

Tanya Nock, Bob Bickerton & Antonia Fox

Cultural consultant:
Antonia Fox

NZ Sign Language Coordinator:
Ali Kimberley

Please note: while this performance includes elements of NZ Sign Language, it is not Deaf accessible (we are working towards this).

Family Friendly


September 20–21, 29–30, 2018


Thurs 20 Sept (8pm @ Fairfield House), Friday 21 Sept (8pm @ Ghost Light), Sat 29 Sept (7.30pm @ Village Theatre, Takaka), Sun 30 Sept (6pm @ Riwaka Hall)


Nelson & suburbs


Various venues

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

$20 (adult), $15 (concession), $10 (child)

Tickets from Eventfinda


Additional Info

Official Website


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