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Gloria’s Handbag

Wednesday 24 May


Adult: $25.00
Concession: $22.00
Friends of Baycourt Member: $20.00


Wed 24 May, 19:30-20:15


16th Avenue Theatre, Tauranga

Baycourt Presents Gloria’s Handbag at 16th Ave Theatre

Gloria's Handbag, a solo play starring Helen Moulder and directed by Sue Rider.

A modern, magical mystery with music from The Magic Flute. "It's imperative to have a good handbag when you're on the way out."

It is 2021 in Nelson and Gloria, aged 97, hasn't long to live. Her son Craig is pushing her to move to a "retireville" but she wants to die in her own home.

On a whim, Gloria buys an extraordinary designer handbag. This purchase sets off a series of unusual events which transform Gloria's remaining days and enable her to send a message to the future.

Written by Helen Moulder and Sue Rider (Meeting Karpovsky, Playing Miss Havisham); handbag design by Gillie Coxill; First production - Circa Theatre, Wellington (March 2014)

"Highly enjoyable entertainment." - Dominion Post
"There are so many goodies in Gloria's Handbag, it's well worth rummaging through." - Theatreview
"Helen Moulder as Gloria is a marvel... six characters, expert storytelling, opera singing and magic tricks, all performed by a cast of one." - Keeping up with NZ