She leads a mutiny, steals the Captains clothes and whips his naked posterior, but when Charlotte encounters a troupe of actors during the Waikato land Wars, the drama really begins . . .
Vagabonds is an exuberant exploration of aspects of New Zealands historical past. Lorae Parry takes three real people Charlotte Badger, an escaped convict with a colourful past who was New Zealands first recorded Pakeha woman, and Mrs Foley and Mrs Swan and imagines a series of increasingly outrageous incidents set against the backdrop of the Waikato Land Wars.
LORAE PARRY is one of New Zealands leading playwrights, and is also a successful actor and director. Her plays, which have been performed widely in new Zealand and overseas, include Strip, Frontwomen, Cracks and Eugenia.