Past Event4 Sep - 16 Sep 2018

Bright Star

No longer available

Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre


“I hate normal, I hate everything to do with normal!”

Inspired by the life of trail-blazing New Zealand astronomer Beatrice Hill Tinsley, Bright Star is the story of an extraordinary woman fighting for recognition in an era where the fairer sex were best kept at home, looking after the kids and getting dinner ready.

It’s the early 1970s, and Beatrice is on the cusp of an academic breakthrough with her revolutionary theories on galactic evolution. Unfortunately life in Dallas, Texas, where Beatrice teaches, is not a fertile place for a young woman striving for excellence. So, when the expectations of male academia collide with a Kiwi icon-in-the-making, something’s going to give!

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Copies of the book 200 Women: who will change the way you see the world will be available to purchase when you book a ticket for Bright Star online. The large hard cover book is $60, and will be available to pick up from Herald Theatre when you attend Bright Star. More information on 200 Women here.


Plumb Productions and Auckland Live would like to acknowledge the support of:

Touch Tours

Sat 8 Sept, 8pm - touch tour to run from 6.45pm - 7.30pm
Tue 11 Sep, 6.30pm - touch tour to run from 5.15pm - 6pm

Please note: meet in the foyer of Herald Theatre before the touch tour. Introductory notes will be sent out prior to these performances, there will be no audio description during the performance.

To book over the phone, please call the Ticketmaster Group Booking line on 09 970 9745, or email A $5 service fee per transaction applies if booking over the phone or email.

WOMEN 20-18

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