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World first as Janet Frame's Owls Do Cry adapted for stage

Publish Date
Sun, 29 Sep 2019, 1:42PM
Janet Frame. (Photo / File)

World first as Janet Frame's Owls Do Cry adapted for stage

Publish Date
Sun, 29 Sep 2019, 1:42PM

The work of celebrated New Zealand author Janet Frame is about to experience a world first.

Never before has her writing been adapted for stage but that is all about to change, with Red Leap Theatre premiering her novel Owls Do Cry in Frame’s childhood hometown of Oamaru this week.

It is the first time the Janet Frame Literary Trust has granted permission for one of Frame’s novels to be adapted for stage.

Director Julie Nolan joins Francesca Rudkin in the studio.

Owls Do Cry will premiere in Oamaru this Friday before heading to Auckland for a season at the Q Theatre from 17 October.

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