The Bicycle & the Butcher’s Daughter

Nelson’s newest (temporary) performance space, Shopfront Theatre, invites you to watch one of NZ’s best-loved actors, Helen Moulder, in rehearsal as well as in performance, in a brand new play directed by Sue Rider.

Olivia Paterson runs a big meat exporting company. Her daughter is a vegan. Olivia wants to feed the world. Her father wants things to stay as they are.  A family, food, and five surprising characters!

As a high-powered executive at the peak of her career, all Olivia wants is to make the world a better place. But when her business plans cause conflict with her family, what is more important – the company’s survival or her relationship with her daughter and aging father? 

The Bicycle & the Butcher’s Daughter is written by Helen Moulder and Sue Rider, the collaboration who brought you Playing Miss Havisham, Gloria’s Handbag and Meeting Karpovsky. 

A funny and moving account of lives at a crisis point, all embodied by one actress, assisted by a few props and the magic of the theatre.

Featuring music by Beethoven, recorded by Richard Mapp on piano and Juliet Ayre on violin.

One hour ten minutes. Contains some strong language. Suitable for 15yrs and over.

VENUE: SHOPFRONT Theatre, 105 Collingwood St, Nelson. 

REHEARSALS IN THE SHOP WINDOW: June 22 – July 3. Mon, Wed & Fri: 1pm. Come in, watch a rehearsal and have your say with Helen. Approx 45 mins. FREE. Just come along!   

PERFORMANCES: July 17 – August 16. Limited Seating. Bookings essential.
Wed & Thur: 2pm
Fri & Sat: 6pm
Sun: 4pm

TICKETS: $30, $25 (Seniors, concession & groups of 4); $15 (Under 25’s)

And a shout-out to The Baker’s Coffee Shop, who will be open before and after the Rehearsals, and before the 2pm shows on Wednesdays & Thursdays. Fantastic coffee and irresistible baked goods! Open Mon-Fri 7.30am-3pm.

Special thanks to Adam Foundation and Nelson City Council Creative Communities Scheme.

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Helen Moulder & Willow Productions

Helen Moulder is an award-winning actor/singer, based in Nelson, who has been working in theatre, television and film for over 40 years in the UK, New Zealand and Australia. Major roles have…

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Installation Type: interactive

Installation Details

From: 22/06/2020 - 16/08/2020

105 Collingwood Street

Street Address

105 Collingwood Street
(next to The Baker’s Coffee Shop)