A Vote for Cynthia
Just in time for the election, Helen Moulder and Rose Beauchamp are back with the hilarious political character Cynthia Fortitude, in A Vote For Cynthia.
Friday, 18th November 7.30pm for 8pm
Breaker Bay Hall. $20. BYO. Supper Provided
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Fundraiser for Wellington Repertory
Sunday, 20th November 4pm
The Long Hall (behind Roseneath School)
$25 Afternoon Tea included.
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Tel: 388 8069 or 384 5228
Fundraiser for The Long Hall
A VOTE for CYNTHIA
“Our Nation’s Last Best Hope” – Foxton Gazette
With Helen Moulder as Cynthia
If You Want a more Harmonious New Zealand for your Children!
If you Love the Arts
And don’t think the Economy Matters that Much!
JOIN THE FORTITUDE PARTY AND HELP
CYNTHIA FORTITUDE BECOME PRIME MINISTER in 2011!
The great travelling opera diva, Miss Cynthia Fortitude, has come back to New Zealand and after an illuminating experience on Paekakariki Beach, has decided to form a political party and stand for parliament in 2011, mainly because she wants to write a opera about the experience. Come and hear for yourself Cynthia’s Five Point Plan for the Glorious Transformation of New Zealand Culture and Society, with Brilliant Schemes to ensure NZ always wins the Rugby World Cup. Includes Musical Highlights by many great composers and Miss Fortitude herself.
Written by Helen Moulder and Alison Holcroft
Directed by Jeff Kingsford-Brown
“She has created an unbeatable gem of a comic character.”
- Laurie Atkinson, Dominion Post, Oct 2007
“Honed, polished, timed to perfection” – Dominion Post, Dec 2008
Thank you thank you for last night's brilliant, scintillating and enthralling performance. I am an unabashedly devoted fan and will stalk any stage you will be enhancing. – Sheira, Picton, June 2009
Waikato Times Review
Helen Moulder is delicious; apparently bumbling through the show, she nonetheless manages all the music, power-point, camera and lighting cues alone. She’s also able to play the Funeral March and Gilbert & Sullivan on the ukulele. Funny, mad, but steely; she’s an absolute gem who gets my vote.
Capital Times - Garth Wilshere
Opera diva Miss Cynthia Fortitude has had an epiphany, formed “The Fortitude Party” and we are being extolled to vote for Cynthia as Prime Minister. “Face the Future with Fortitude” is amongst the perfect slogans. Helen Moulder returns triumphantly as her alter-ego to launch her political party. Of course it wouldn’t be Cynthia without some opera excerpts, and a ukulele in accompaniment, in the guise of new clever anthems and campaign songs, all with hilarious lyrics. Helen Moulder’s comic genius is to the fore and a rehearsal for question time was great fun. Moulder and Alison Holcroft’s script captures the foibles and frequent ridiculousness of politics and there are nuances and touches in Moulder’s performance that bring the house down. Topically up to the minute on happenings, political and otherwise, this is a great night’s entertainment.
Thomas La Hood, Theatreview, Oct 2007
Cynthia Fortitude, both as a character brought to life with consummate skill, and as an artist and legend in her own right, is a class act.
One hour 20 minutes, no interval
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