Catherine Delahunty presents
QUESTION TIME BLUES
as part of Auckland Fringe Festival 2018
Created and Performed by Catherine Delahunty
Directed by Sarah Delahunty
FORMER MP CHALLENGES PARLIAMENT IN ONE WOMAN SHOW
Former Green MP Catherine Delahunty is taking Parliament to task in Question Time Blues, her one woman show about her time in the House – and she’s not holding back.
From “Double the Quota of White Men” to “The Lying, the Bitch, and the Wardrobe”, the infamously outspoken ex-politician promises to expose audiences to the truly bizarre underbelly of politics via poetry and bad gossip.
“Question Time Blues is my public detox and it’s a challenge to Parliament as an institution,” says Catherine Delahunty. “I wrote many of the poems in the show during my time in the House as a way of expressing my fury and astonishment at the way the institution operates and some of the behaviour I witnessed.”
“The poems, music, and images tell stories from my perspective and talk about the sexism, racism, and abuse of power as well as moments of absurdity and humanity. The show includes memorable events from the last nine years, as well as from the recent election.”
Moments that are referenced include when a number of women MPs who were sexual abuse survivors walked out of the House, the Metiria Turei story, and the Marriage Equality Bill passing.
Made in collaboration with her sister, award-winning playwright and theatre director Sarah Delahunty, Catherine Delahunty’s Question Time Blues is both a fitting tribute to and satirical detox from the corridors of power.
Following a sellout premiere season in Wellington, Question Time Blues lands in Tāmaki Makaurau for the first time as part of the Auckland Fringe Festival.
Question Time Blues plays:
Dates: 1 – 3 March, 6:30pm
Venue: Vault at Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street, Auckland City.
Tickets: $20-25 (VIP tickets available)