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Hens' teeth, 1988 (2nd of 3)

Hens' teeth, 1988

A lack of opportunities for women performers spawned the all-female satirical cabaret Hens' teeth – named after the saying 'as rare as hens' teeth' – in 1988.  Members of the Hens' Teeth collective included Jean Betts, Lorae Parry and Carmel McGlone. This is the poster for their December 1988 season at Wellington's Circa Theatre.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-D-CIRCA-1988-01

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How to cite this page:

Murray Edmond, 'Plays and playwrights - Social issues on stage', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/43970/hens-teeth-1988 (accessed 25 June 2019)

Story by Murray Edmond, published 22 Oct 2014