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Bay Theatre Players: 'I'll Tell You This For Nothing - My Mother the War Hero'

A one-night-only-one-woman-performance of a fascinating play 'I'll Tell You This For Nothing - My Mother the War Hero'. Written & performed by Kate JasonSmith

Directed by Jan Bolwell • Dramaturge Deb Filler

Phyllis Jason Smith was one of only two NZ women awarded with France’s highest decoration, the Légion d’Honneur, for extreme bravery in WWII.

After enrolling as a nurse in the British Army, Phyllis was sent to the front lines,

finding the love of her life there. She was one of numerous nurses who risked their

lives in the war – why was Phyllis honoured?

War, courage, romance and danger – potent ingredients for fine drama – and Phyllis

was a great raconteur. Phyllis’s daughter Kate, an award-winning director and actor, has crafted this dramatic and often humorous tale of her mother’s life into a fascinating 70-minute solo performance. “Versatile, skilled and charismatic, Kate JasonSmith’s performance is a mighty

achievement in its own right.”

– Theatreview

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