Paragon Dreams

by Hester Ullyart

First performed in England in 2019, with sell-out run's at Lyttelton's LAF, 'PARAGON DREAMS' is now coming to Christchurch for a limited run this autumn.

Set in a gritty UK port city over the week of a travelling fair, NZ/UK writer/actor (ONE LANE BRIDGE, THE DIE) Hester Ullyart's Paragon Dreams is an urgent exploration of redemption, courage, love and survival, unveiling dramatic twists for our protagonist Hannah as she attempts to realign the misdemeanours of the past. A spoken word theatre and music hybrid from one of the Ōtautahi's brightest lights; dark in its honesty, epic in its poetry, dazzling in its performance.

15 years ago, Hannah’s mother Michaela Midnight, infamous on the local Hull club scene, disappeared. The only trace - her abandoned car by the estuary.

What happened that night?
What’s going on with Uncle Stan in the old launderette?
And who is the girl from the takeaway?

If you’re sick of the nightmares, you’ve come to the right place.

Life lies waiting for the person who dares...

This one-woman tour de force follows on from the critically acclaimed Ballad of Paragon Station, (NZFest Award Winner 2019) praised as “a beautiful exploration of human fragility” (*****Broadway Baby)

★★★★★ #ParagonDreams by Yorkshire Post:

'If you ever incline to the belief that good, original story-telling is dead, then an evening in Hester’s company is highly recommended. No. Change that to "absolutely imperative".'

Event Details

Thu 9–Fri 10 Jun, 7:00pm


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Performance Times

  • Thu 9 Jun, 7:00pm - On Sale
  • Fri 10 Jun, 7:00pm - On Sale