Equity president Jennifer Ward-Lealand in Rita and Douglas
A poignant love story and a stunning collaboration of theatre, music and art. Equity president Jennifer Ward-Lealand stars in presenting the words, music and images of two of our greatest cultural icons – artist Rita Angus and composer Douglas Lilburn. On from 2-12 April in Wellington.
Recently divorced painter Rita Angus and young composer Douglas Lilburn met in the early 1940s and had a brief but passionate affair. Living in virtual poverty and struggling with health issues, Angus went on to produce, with Lilburn’s support, an outstanding body of work.