Event Details

Kororareka – The Ballad of Maggie Flynn

Tuesday 11 September to Wednesday 12 September


See below


Tuesday 11 September 7:30pm
Wednesday 12 September 12pm
Wednesday 12 September 7:30pm


Addison Theatre, Baycourt


Presented by: Red Leap Theatre

“There’s a tale in my bones, fighting to be told”

Delving into the lawless outpost of 1800s Russell, Kororareka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn introduces a heroine created from the rich and vibrant true stories of New Zealand women.

Maggie Flynn, a fiery and unforgettable Irish woman leaves England a convict and arrives in Kororareka the captain of a whaling ship. Her fortune continues to twist and turn from trophy Maori slave to wife of a great chief to Madam of the notorious King Edward Hotel. She makes her final stand in the face of British bombardment of the capital of Aotearoa. Maggie is fictitious but based on real characters and historical events. This work is a legacy to the women in our past, the ones often too wild to be captured by history books.

Maggie’s legend is reimagined with the story telling skill of Paolo Rotondo and the visual flair of Red Leap Theatre.


Adult: $40.00
Concession (Seniors & Unwaged): $30.00
Student (25 & Under – with valid ID): $16.00
Groups (6+): $35.00
Groups (15+): $30.00
Friends of Baycourt (Baycourt Box Office): $35.00

Ticketing service fees apply.