Please help us bring the celebrated PAGE TURNERS show to the
2016 New Zealand Festival!
Page Turners has been named a "priceless theatrical taonga",
celebrating some wonderful trouble makers from Wellington's past.
When this show appeared at the National Library in Wellington as
part of the capital's 150th birthday celebrations in July this
year, hundreds of people came to watch and we were blown away by
Set before a giant, operating, pop-up book our five characters
come to life, forming a company of 'ghostly' companions who'll tell
you their stories. The pages of the book turn to reveal a pop-up
world for each monologue:
• TE RAUPARAHA, Ngati Toa chief and great warrior who composed "Ka
• ROBIN HYDE, fine poet, crusading journalist and outspoken
advocate for the downtrodden
• NANCY WAKE, the Wellington-born heroine who became the Gestapo's
most wanted woman in WWII
• J K BAXTER, one New Zealand's foremost poets, a social activist,
a visionary and libertine
• CARMEN RUPE, vivacious drag artist, rights activist,
entrepreneur and brothel-keeper
These people helped create the Wellington we know today, their
lives are intertwined with its history and growth. Their stories
are as important as any statue, memorial or street name.
Brought to you by an awesome cast:
Jim Moriarty, Isobel McKinnon, Jean Sergent, Andrew Paterson and
Borni Te Rongopai
Thanks to the New Zealand Festival, hundreds more will now have a
chance to see the show but we need your help too.
What We Need from You
This is where you can help… we need to raise $7000 to meet some of
the costs of the show. Your donation can help to not only produce
the show but make it even better than before. You can help ensure
that more people get to meet these amazing people!
Please donate today….and come and see the show!
Page Turners - Sunday, 6th March, Upstairs at St James
Watch some of the show here...
22 MONTHS AGO