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Jill Trevelyan,?Jennifer Ward-Lealand,?Dave Armstrong and?Michael Houstoun

These four speakers have collaborated on the world premiere of the play Rita and Douglas at the Festival of Colour. Jill Trevelyan wrote Rita Angus? biography, writer Dave Armstrong trawled through Rita?s letters to find the words for top actress Jennifer Ward-Lealand, and our leading pianist Michael Houstoun mined the evocative moments of Douglas Lilburn?s music.

What insights does the play offer into the life, the relationships and the art of this famous painter and equally famous composer and musician?