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13 - 16 September

A Tart on Tour


Event duration icon Duration

60 mins

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A Tart on Tour

Performed by Andrea Kelland

Join Andrea Kelland as she discovers that working as an actor clashes with the Ultimate Good Time.

Andrea has been an actor for over 50 years. In 2018 she wrote, produced and performed a One Woman Show, Random Shagger, with dramaturgy and direction by Deb Filler, for the Pride Festival. Random Shagger toured to Coromandel and Waiheke Island. The themes were Sex, Drugs and Rock'n'roll in the lifestyle of an Actor

Tart on Tour is about the work and the touring aspects of Andrea's career, her drive to get to Le Coq Mime School, interspersed with her relationship with alcohol and drugs and the roller coaster effect of these conflicting aspects.

The show has some poignant moments, some exhilarating times and tragedy too!

The audience witnesses 35 different characters as they play out their roles in Andrea's life. Some family members, other actors, and then the classics, Ophelia, Mary Ann Sailors from Under Milkwood and Don Marquis' Mehitabel.

Do come, be enthralled and amazed and maybe somewhat confessional?

From a cheeky first entrance to exiting after more than a few curtain calls, what I see is an artist in her prime and in control.
Lexie Matheson, Theatreview
Creative Team

Producer, Performer, Writer - Andrea Kelland
Directors - Alison Quigan and Tom Sainsbury
Dramaturgy - Deb Filler
Graphic Designers - Marika Jones and Nikki Perry

With thanks to Paul Sonne and Colin McColl

Content Warning

Drug and sexual references, contains references to sexual assault.

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