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Nelson Fringe: Solitude

Friday 14th-Saturday 15th May 2021

In 1913 Annie enters the remote mountains of Kahurangi National Park to live a hidden life with her lover Henry Chaffey. Forty years in raw exile, swallowed by the silence, enslaved by the fire. This beautiful, touching true story is about Annie love, loneliness, loss and laughter.

DramaLab gives you a peek inside Asbestos Cottage where Annie lives a life of solitude. Where Queen Vicky and Aunt Daisy come to the rescue. Where jam and scones are served in Victorian dresses and the gun is always within reach. Bang! Woodhen for dinner.

Martine Baanvinger was nominated for Best Actress, Best Solo Performance and Best Script, and won best Music/Sound at Nelson Fringe Festival 2017. Solitude has been successfully touring New Zealand since then.
Nelson Fringe Festival is using 2021 as a year to re-group, re-energise and create building blocks for the future, by thinking a bit laterally, a bit sideways, and a bit backwards. It’s part of the constant challenge of figuring what being a Fringe is all about.


May 14–15


6.30pm - 7.30pm


Nelson & suburbs


Refinery ArtSpace
114 Hardy St, Central City, Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

$20 + bf

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Additional Info

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