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The World's Wife

The World's Wife

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  • Fri 15 May ’15, 8:45pm – 10:00pm
  • Sat 16 May ’15, 9:00pm – 10:15pm


Limelight Room, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland CBD Show map


All Ages

Special Event

British Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy joins actors Fiona Samuel and Rachel House in a performance of The World’s Wife, Duffy’s poetry collection of the same name in which unappreciated women are given free rein. There’s Queen Herod and Frau Freud as well as Queen Kong, the Kray Sisters and Mrs Aesop, who opines that “By Christ, he could bore for Purgatory.” David Long provides musical accompaniment to the readings. (Cash bar)

One of only two performances.

A British Council Series event.

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