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09 Aug 2019

Annie entered the mountains in 1913 where she lived with her husband Henry Chaffey for the next forty years. The play is about Annie’s “love, loneliness, loss and laughter,” in raw exile.

The story is based on facts about Annie's life, but the emotional and intimate experiences are a reflection of the performer,  Martine Baanvinger's own imagination.


NZ Fringe 2018 

At the Nelson Fringe Festival 2017, Martine Baanvinger received nominations for Best Actress, Best Script and Best Solo Show for her play ‘Solitude’, whilst Mark Manson won Best Music/Sound award.

“I highly recommend getting along to see it. Solitude is storytelling at its finest. Writer, director and performer, Martine Baanvinger, is utterly compelling, humorous and breathtakingly honest as Annie. Not only is this an interesting New Zealand story but it is told by an expert in an incredibly imaginative and touching way.” - Lisa Allen, Nelson Fringe Festival review.

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