By Luke Di Somma & Gregory Cooper
Directed by Kip Chapman
Starring Westside's Esther Stephens as Kate Sheppard
A Christchurch Arts Festival Commission
"Kate’s back: a kickass role model for equality and people power. May her message continue to roll out across the country." -Metro Magazine
New Zealand's smash hit rock musical That Bloody Woman is back. Our favourite daughter, suffragist, activist and cyclist Kate Sheppard is transformed from the face on the $10 note into a feminist firebrand raising hell and rocking out. Fresh from sell out seasons in Auckland and Christchurch, Kate takes the show on the road with Tour-Makers in 2017.
"Bursting with wit, verve and righteously rocking tunes”, That Bloody Woman presents New Zealand's founding mother like you've never seen her before; loud, proud and in your face. Leading the charge to win women the vote, Kate takes on the patriarchy, public opinion and even Prime Minister Richard 'King Dick' Seddon.
“…compassionate, smart, funny and gloriously entertaining.” – The Press