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Daffodils (A Play with Songs)

Daffodils (A Play with Songs)
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Packs a serious emotional punch wrapped in a bubblegum glove. ★★★★
The Scotsman


    Written byRochelle Bright
    Start date4 Aug 2016
    End date28 Aug 2016
  • TicketsFull price £20.50 / Standard concession £15.50 / Other concession £8.50. Previews £14.50 / £8.50.
    Genre Festival, Music, Theatre,

    European Premiere
    Bullet Heart Club, New Zealand

    This is far more than boy meets girl. Rose was 16. Eric, 18. He was a teddy boy, she was a farm girl. They met at the lake by the daffodils. Same place Eric’s parents met 20 years earlier. Fate? Perhaps.

    This critically acclaimed heartbreaker carves out the bittersweet nuances of one couple’s life to a live mix-tape of New Zealand’s most iconic songs - from Crowded House to Bic Runga, played onstage by a three-piece band. Daffodils is a charming, riotous and quintessentially Kiwi love story, inspired by true events and small-town family secrets. / @bulletheartclub

    Thu 4 Aug, 7pm
    Sat 6 Aug, 6.15pm

    Preview Tickets
    Full price £14.50
    Concession £8.50

    Sun 7 – Sun 28 Aug
    (No Mon performances)
    Note: Click on 'Book Now' for dates and times. 

    Full price £20.50
    Standard concession £15.50
    Other concession £8.50

    See our Box Office page for full pricing and booking information.


    Age Recommendation

    Contains strong language.

    Supported by Creative New Zealand.

    Image by Sally Jubb

    • Rochelle Bright

    • Jane Hakaraia & Garth Badger

    • Colleen Davis & Todd Emerson

    • Nils Melchert

      Sound Designer
    • Stephanie Brown, Fen Ikner & Abraham Kunin

      Remixes By
    • Dena Kennedy & Kitan Petkovski

    • Packs a serious emotional punch wrapped in a bubblegum glove. ★★★★
      The Scotsman
    • A true gem. ★★★★★
      Musical Theatre Review
    • An eloquently, elegiac love poem. ★★★★
      Edinburgh Guide
    • A heartfelt performance. ★★★★
      Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
    • Viewers will really care about this couple. ★★★★
      British Theatre Guide
    • A whirlwind romance to a rock and roll soundtrack. ★★★★
      The Herald
    • Heartfelt and honest. ★★★★
      Three Weeks
    • The soundtrack is perfect and the story is heart-warming and touching. ★★★★
      TV Bomb
    • Another palpable hit from the Traverse this Fringe! ★★★★
    • Daffodils packs one huge final punch. ★★★★
      Theatre Bubble
    • The music is wonderful.
      The Telegraph
    • [Daffodils] resonates so strongly as a piece of our own mixed-up, precious culture, it should be our new national flag.
      Metro, NZ

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