Taking Off

This poignant, funny, sensitive play follows four Kiwi women who are given a new lease on life as they head off to the other side of the world.

Frankie wins second division Lotto and decides to leave her boring husband.

Ruth, having slogged hard for years bringing up a family and supporting her husband on their farm, leaves him after she discovers he is having an affair.

Jean, a loyal corporate employee is made redundant after 20 years service.

Noeline, having nursed her terminally ill husband for years, decides to take the trip they had planned together.

“They are credible, they are familiar, and as usual from Roger Hall, they are quintessentially us, capturing our quirks, our nature, and our special relationship with the old country." —The Canterbury Star