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Conversations With Dead Relatives (Aotearoa NZ)

Saturday 13th-Sunday 14th October 2018

Flaxworks Theatre Company
Written & performed by Alex Ellis & Phil Ormsby
Directed by Jennifer Ward-Lealand

Stories. We all have them.

Stories that have been told and retold over breakfast tables, barbeques, campfires, and drunken dinner parties. You know the ones. Epic and incredible family stories. Stories passed down through generations about warriors, princesses, ratbags, preachers and visionaries; stories that tell us where we came from and who we are. Maybe.
Conversations with Dead Relatives is a tale of family histories. An exploration of how these stories shape us, how they affect how we see our ancestors and, in turn, how we see ourselves. And like all good stories there are clashes of ideals, moral dilemmas, epic adventures and romantic tales of love and hope. But above all, these stories make us question our obligations to our ancestors. Is it enough to just tell their stories?

“It’s funny, moving, evocative and thought-provoking.” 13TH FLOOR – LIZ GUNN

“ intimate and heart-warming play.” THEATRESCENES

Proudly presented by the Nelson Arts Festival.


October 13–14, 2018


Sat 13 & Sun 14, 7pm; Duration: 60 mins, no interval


Nelson & suburbs


The Suter Art Gallery and Theatre
208 Bridge Street, Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

Full $39, Under 19 $25, Senior $35, Group of 6+ $35pp Plus TicketDirect Service Fee

Tickets from Tickets from TicketDirect outlets, Theatre Royal, Nelson iSITE, Richmond Mall ph. 03 548 3840, ext 2; 0800 224 224.


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