A Vote for Cynthia

Helen Moulder as Cynthia

Just in time for the election, Helen Moulder and Rose Beauchamp are back with the hilarious political character Cynthia Fortitude, in A Vote For Cynthia.

Friday, 18th November 7.30pm for 8pm
Breaker Bay Hall. $20. BYO. Supper Provided
Bookings: kotuku.media@xtra.co.nz or 233 1842
Fundraiser for Wellington Repertory

Sunday, 20th November 4pm
The Long Hall (behind Roseneath School)
$25 Afternoon Tea included.
Bookings: keithmcewing@gmail.com, jennifershennan@xtra.co.nz
Tel: 388 8069 or 384 5228
Fundraiser for The Long Hall


“Our Nation’s Last Best Hope” – Foxton Gazette

With Helen Moulder as Cynthia

If You Want a more Harmonious New Zealand for your Children!
If you Love the Arts
And don’t think the Economy Matters that Much!

The great travelling opera diva, Miss Cynthia Fortitude, has come back to New Zealand and after an illuminating experience on Paekakariki Beach, has decided to form a political party and stand for parliament in 2011, mainly because she wants to write a opera about the experience. Come and hear for yourself Cynthia’s Five Point Plan for the Glorious Transformation of New Zealand Culture and Society, with Brilliant Schemes to ensure NZ always wins the Rugby World Cup. Includes Musical Highlights by many great composers and Miss Fortitude herself.

Written by Helen Moulder and Alison Holcroft

Directed by Jeff Kingsford-Brown

“She has created an unbeatable gem of a comic character.”

- Laurie Atkinson, Dominion Post, Oct 2007

“Honed, polished, timed to perfection” ­– Dominion Post, Dec 2008

Thank you thank you for last night's brilliant, scintillating and enthralling performance. I am an unabashedly devoted fan and will stalk any stage you will be enhancing. – Sheira, Picton, June 2009

Waikato Times Review

Gail Pittaway

Helen Moulder is delicious; apparently bumbling through the show, she nonetheless manages all the music, power-point, camera and lighting cues alone. She’s also able to play the Funeral March and Gilbert & Sullivan on the ukulele. Funny, mad, but steely; she’s an absolute gem who gets my vote.

Capital Times - Garth Wilshere

Opera diva Miss Cynthia Fortitude has had an epiphany, formed “The Fortitude Party” and we are being extolled to vote for Cynthia as Prime Minister. “Face the Future with Fortitude” is amongst the perfect slogans. Helen Moulder returns triumphantly as her alter-ego to launch her political party. Of course it wouldn’t be Cynthia without some opera excerpts, and a ukulele in accompaniment, in the guise of new clever anthems and campaign songs, all with hilarious lyrics. Helen Moulder’s comic genius is to the fore and a rehearsal for question time was great fun. Moulder and Alison Holcroft’s script captures the foibles and frequent ridiculousness of politics and there are nuances and touches in Moulder’s performance that bring the house down. Topically up to the minute on happenings, political and otherwise, this is a great night’s entertainment.

Thomas La Hood, Theatreview, Oct 2007

Cynthia Fortitude, both as a character brought to life with consummate skill, and as an artist and legend in her own right, is a class act.


One hour 20 minutes, no interval

Helen Moulder

PO Box 9116

Marion Square

Wellington 6141

Email: helen.moulder@gmail.com

Mobile: 0274 987 580

Website: www.willowproductions.co.nz