Miss Jean Batten
- WhenSunday, 26 February 2017, 8:30pm
- WhereMedici Court (WET WEATHER VENUE: Pavillion)
- Admission$35 General Admission, $30 Concession (student ID/Gold Card)
- Curated by / Organisation Flaxworks Theatre Company
THE POWERFUL TALE OF AN INDEPENDENT WOMAN PURSUING HER AMBITION AGAINST THE ODDS
“The show ultimately belongs to Alex Ellis. Her ‘Miss Batten” had us laughing out loud one moment and gasping with sympathy the next” – Leigh Sykes, Theatreview
Tempestuous, inspirational, exploitative and utterly fearless – Pioneer aviator Jean Batten was the very model of a strong New Zealand woman.
Her 1936 flight from England to New Zealand, navigating with just a compass and a watch, is one of the extraordinary feats of the last century. We join Miss Jean Batten in Sydney on the eve of her final leg to New Zealand. Last minute attempts are being made by Australian authorities to prevent her from flying at all. How will she handle the pressure, fear, uncertainties and prejudices that lie ahead?
Alex Ellis returns to the Festival following her success last year with “Drowning in Veronica Lake” with this joyous and powerful celebration of a believable and very