The Drowning Girls

19 Ruataniwha St, Waipukurau

The Drowning Girls was inspired by the Scotland Yard case of the notorious serial murderer George Joseph Smith and his victims, the ‘Brides of the Bathtub’

Bessie, Alice and Margaret have two things in common: they are married to George Joseph Smith, and they are dead. Surfacing from the bathtubs they were drowned in, the three breathless brides gather evidence against their womanising, murderous husband by reliving the shocking events leading up to their deaths. Reflecting on the misconceptions of love, married life, and the not-so-happily ever after,

The Drowning Girls is both a breathtaking fantasia and a social critique, full of rich images, a myriad of characters, and lyrical language.

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Thu 23rd Mar 2023, 7:30pm

Fri 24th Mar 2023, 7:30pm

Sat 25th Mar 2023, 7:30pm

Sun 26th Mar 2023, 2:30pm

Tue 28th Mar 2023, 7:30pm

Wed 29th Mar 2023, 7:30pm

Thu 30th Mar 2023, 7:30pm

Fri 31st Mar 2023, 7:30pm

Sat 1st Apr 2023, 7:30pm


Waipukurau Little Theatre, Waipukurau, Central Hawke's Bay

19 Ruataniwha St, Waipukurau

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