Rita and Douglas

Rita Angus and Douglas Lilburn met in the early 1940s. The recently divorced painter and the young composer had a brief but passionate affair. Living in virtual poverty and struggling with health issues, Rita Angus went on to single-mindedly produce a stunning body of work. The play combines Angus' images, and her own words from her letters to Lilburn, together with his music for piano, performed live.

Stunning theatre, music and art combine to tell a most unusual love story that lies at the heart of New Zealand's cultural history.