24 Mar 2010
Written by Stuart McKenzie, Miranda Harcourt’s Biography of My Skin is a moving and laugh-out-loud journey of love, marriage and growing up.
What starts as a ‘solo show’ is soon anything but, as people from Miranda’s life appear to tell their side of the story.
When Miranda tries to rewrite the script, the writer/actor, husband/wife conflict escalates to reveal a surprisingly moving portrait of a marriage.
Set against a soundtrack of The Police, Jesus and Mary Chain and Straitjacket Fits; and a backdrop of Gloss, Princess Diana’s visit to New Zealand and the 1981 Springbok Tour, Biography of My Skin traces the role of a lifetime through four decades we’ll never forget.
The 2009 premiere season of Biography of My Skin prompted the quote from one audience member that has become the slogan for the entire season at Downstage:
“We love Downstage for presenting outstanding kiwi drama like Biography of My Skin. Lizzie and I laughed and cried. So poignant, so real, so fricken beautiful!”- Al Brown - Chef, fisherman, TV presenter & food writer
Nominated for Best Script (Stuart McKenzie) and winner of two Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards in 2009: Outstanding Performance (Miranda Harcourt) and Best Director (Tim Spite).
Biography of My Skin
Preview: 8 Apr
Times: Tue-Wed 6:30pm, Thur-Sat 8pm
Prices: $45-$25, see downstage.co.nz for detailed pricing
Matinee: Sat 17 Apr @ 4pm
Meet the Artists: Tue 13 Apr
Book online www.downstage.co.nz or by phone (04) 801 6946.
Downstage is proudly sponsored by BNZ.