The Bright Lights of Taihape

Imagine a Taihape without gumboots.
Katharina Charles
Published on February 19, 2018


Somewhere between middle earth and Wellywood, find yourself enthralled by mystery and intrigue as writer, director and actress Loren Mason takes us on a theatrical journey to uncover just exactly who the great Taihape gumboot thief really is.

Factually, Taihape is considered the gumboot capital of the world; fictionally, Mason captivates us with a classic whodunnit? delicately exposing the audience to a provincial town in chaos with its international identity under siege.

A fiercely talented performance chameleon with a penchant for dark-ish, slapstick humour and a clever use of space, time and props, audiences in her native Palmerston North have raved about this one-woman show, where Mason and her quintessential Kiwiana effortlessly entertains.


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