DramaLAB’s award winning solo show ‘Solitude’
“When the Roaring Lion calls my Henry, I’m dreaming hours down to minutes…”
In 1913 Annie fled into the remote mountains of Kahurangi National Park to live a hidden life with her lover Henry Chaffey in ‘Asbestos Cottage’. Forty years in raw exile, swallowed by the silence, enslaved by the fire. This honest, touching true story is about Annie Chaffey’s love, loneliness, loss and laughter. An old story from a new perspective.
“Solitude is storytelling at its finest. Writer, director and performer, Martine Baanvinger, is utterly compelling, humorous and breathtakingly honest as Annie. 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.
“Baanvinger draws on her training in physical theatre to create striking images of this life. The text is superbly crafted, words are well honed,