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Solitude - Music & Drama

Kauaeranga Hall, 437 Kauaeranga Valley Rd, Thames

8th August 2019

Nominated for Best Actress, Best Solo Performance, Best Script, and the winner of Best Music/Sound at the Nelson Fringe Festival “…writer, director and performer, Martine Baanvinger of DramaLab is performing at Kauaeranga Hall on 8th August.


Solitude, based on a true NZ story, is written, directed and performed by DramaLab’s Martine Baanvinger. This beautiful, touching true story is about Annie Chaffey’s love, loneliness, loss and laughter. Martine, as Annie, is utterly compelling, humorous and breathtakingly honest.


In 1913 Annie enters the remote mountains of Kahurangi National Park to live a hidden life with her lover Henry Chaffey and stays there for 40 years. 40 years in exile, swallowed by the silence, enslaved by the fire.


New Zealand musician Mark Manson has collaborated with Martine to provide a unique recorded soundscape for the production.


Not only is this an interesting New Zealand story but it is told by an expert in an incredibly imaginative and touching way.”- Lisa Allen, Nelson Fringe Festival review


Martine Baanvinger is an actor/director/teacher/writer who trained at the Theatre Academy in Amsterdam in the 1990's. Now living in New Zealand, she has trained with Lynne Bradley from Zen Zen Zo Theatre in Brisbane over the last seven years.


Devising theatre is Martine's specialty and this, combined with her passion for bringing the stories of extraordinary women in local history to public awareness, has led to her latest solo performance.


WHAT: Solitude – Martine Baanvinger

WHEN: 7:30pm Thursday 8 August 2019

WHERE: Kauaeranga Hall, 437 Kauaeranga Valley Rd, Thames


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