Nature versus nurture. Nature loads the gun, nurture pulls the trigger. Did nurture pull the trigger in my grandfather’s case? In Valerie’s case? Or did nature pull the trigger long ago, and we’re all just waiting to feel the bullet? Valerie uses music, genetics, and story-telling to unravel creator Robin Kelly’s family history of mental health.
Valerie falls in love but then her world disintegrates, and the show becomes a vulnerable personal story of Robin’s own struggles with mental health issues. It becomes a love letter from grandson to grandmother. A celebration of resilience, compassion, and love. A powerhouse voice, a fantastic story teller.
Destined to be one of the most talked about performances in the Festival.
"A beacon and lesson for our future. A challenging, innovative and beautiful piece of theatre work." THEATRESCENE
Read the full review from the recent Christchurch season. - "intensely intimate, like breathing in secret"