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.”