Jean Batten’s 1936 flight from England to New Zealand in a single engine plane made of wood and fabric navigating with just a compass and a watch is one of the extraordinary feats of the last century. Yet when she successfully landed in Auckland the Mayor greeted her with the words,
“Jean you are a very naughty girl, and really I think you want a good spanking for giving us such a terribly anxious time here.”
Miss Jean Batten is a new solo show by Flaxworks, written by Phil Ormsby and performed by Alex Ellis about New Zealand’s legendary Aviatrix.
Directed by Amanda Rees and designed by John Parker, Elizabeth Whiting, Thomas Press and Ruby Reihana-Wilson.
Jean Batten – Flying in the face of danger and convention.
Latecomers cannot be admitted.