Silent Night

With her tea trolley polished, Cameo Cremes on the cake stand and sherry glasses at the ready, Yv

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Aperitifs, Apparitions and Asparagus rolls

Pandora Productions presents
SILENT NIGHT
Performed by Yvette Parsons. Directed by Stephen Papps

Aperitifs, Apparitions and Asparagus rolls

Pandora Productions presents
SILENT NIGHT
Performed by Yvette Parsons. Directed by Stephen Papps

With her tea trolley polished, Cameo Cremes on the cake stand and sherry glasses at the ready, Yvette Parson’s intimate solo show Silent Night shuffles into the Musgrove Studio for seven shows only from December 13th 2010.

It’s Christmas Day and an elderly Irene McMunn demonstrates her unusual and innovative cooking, shopping and festive decorating techniques while awaiting the arrival of her guests. In this time, Irene remembers stories of her past – the Tangiwai disaster, the effects it had on her and her family, the courtship and marriage of her late husband Len and her relationship with daughter Elaine.

 She also regales about her special ability – she can receive messages from God. Confiding to her local priest about her ability, day by day the messages become regular and found in everyday items, such as the vision of the Virgin Mary in her Tip Top toast. If that wasn’t enough to contend with, her cat “Monty” has gone missing!

 Always quick to spot a souvenir sherry set, hand-made lace treasure or a right royal trinket, Parsons has collected an eclectic array of memorabilia for Silent Night -  a story of loss, loneliness and stoic survival, laced with plenty of humour and a set full of nostalgic paraphernalia.

Creator of the piece is one of theatre’s stalwarts, Yvette Parsons – well recognized on stage with her performances in 2010’s The House of Bernarda Alba at TAPAC and 2009’s Entertaining Mr Sloane at Wellington’ Circa Theatre, Parsons has also helped pen Gas alongside the likes of Thomas Sainsbury, Rina Patel and many more. Parson’s is also set to play a key role in the upcoming Madeleine Sami comedy SuperCity later this year.

Silent Night plays
13th – 18th December 2010, 8pm (additional 2pm performance on the 18th)
Musgrove Studio, 8 Alfred Street, Auckland
Tickets: $30 - $20

Bookings through The Maidment Theatre – 09 308 2383 or www.maidment.auckland.ac.nz

Running time: 60 minutes

Written by

Elephant Publicity

19 Nov 2010