(Inspired by true events)
By Rochelle Bright
Remixes by Stephanie Brown (LIPS and Abraham Kunin)
Prepare to have your indie soul rocked.
This is far more than boy meets girl. This is real life romance – Kiwi cabaret style.
Pull the cover off your favourite vinyl and discover a rich sonic world in Daffodils. Travel through a landscape of live music and heart-aching theatre in this beautiful love story about a teddy boy and a farm girl: their first meeting, their marriage and the New Zealand pop-rock soundtrack that shapes their lives.
Rose was 16. Eric, 18. They met at the lake by the daffodils. The same place that Eric’s parents met 20 years earlier. Was it destiny? Perhaps. But what happens after years of misread moments, too many maybes and unspoken thoughts that never go away?
Daffodils captures the bittersweet nuances of Rose’s and Eric’s life in a mix-tape of New Zealand’s greatest hits. Inspired by private letters, real interviews and family myths heard only at garage partys, the production unfolds against a backdrop of 1960s Kodak stills, Super8 home movies and fashion photography created by one of New Zealand’s leading image makers, Garth Badger (Lorde, Nike).
Featuring songs by Crowded House, LIPS, Bic Runga, Chris Knox, The Mint Chicks, Dave Dobbyn, The Exponents, Darcy Clay, The Mutton Birds, Th’Dudes, The Senators, The Swingers and Blam Blam Blam.
AUCKLAND THEATRE AWARD – 2014
BEST DEBUT – METRO, NEW ZEALAND – 2014
BEST PLAY – NOMINATION – SWANNZ – 2014
“Utterly charming… must-see show.” – NZ Herald
“Exquisite.” – Theatreview
“Daffodils is truly entertaining and deeply moving. I left the theatre affected and wanting more. Bullet Heart Club has managed to create a lasting legacy of the Bright family mythology.” – Weekend Notes
Image Credit: Garth Badger
Dates & Times:
Thursday 12 May 7:30pm – SOLD OUT
Friday 13 May 7:30pm
Saturday 14 May 2:15pm & 7:30pm
N.B. A 15 minute lock out applies. Late comers after this entry point will be totally locked out. Please arrive early to avoid missing the show.
Please note, Season Packages are not available to purchase online. To book a season package simply fill out a Season Booking Form and submit it to Box Office by post or in person.
To receive a copy of our 2016 Season Brochure, please call Box Office on 8839 3399.
Download a copy of our Season 2016 booking form here: Season 2016 Booking Form
Presented by arrangement with Arts Projects Australia with support from Creative New Zealand’s Touring Australia Initiative.
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