A Better Life

by Turn Round Theatre Otautahi

A new play by Elayne Buckler

Dazzled then abandoned by a nightclub singer, Bernadette Riley grapples with motherhood and poverty. Even her one great joy, her daughter, is taken from her, sent by the Catholic church to Australia as part of the Child Migrant Scheme. Set against songs from the times, this original play is about the love between a mother and her child.

Elayne Buckler’s A Better Life takes us from Leeds to New Zealand as Bernadette – determined to find her child - joins the thousands of ‘Ten Pound Poms’ who are part of our city’s story.

Event Details

Tue 14–Sat 18 Jun, 7:00pm


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Performance Times

  • Tue 14 Jun, 7:00pm - On Sale
  • Wed 15 Jun, 7:00pm - On Sale
  • Thu 16 Jun, 7:00pm - On Sale
  • Fri 17 Jun, 7:00pm - On Sale
  • Sat 18 Jun, 7:00pm - Session Limited Tix Left