Stuff I Forgot to Tell my Daughter

Stuff I Forgot to Tell my Daughter

Monday, March 07, 2016

“Mum, how can I possibly thaw bread without electricity?”

When Michele A’Court’s daughter got a job and went flatting, she spent the following months remembering all the things she forgot to tell Holly before she left – such as how to store ginger, get rid of bloodstains, calculate GST, the meaning of feminism ... that sort of thing.

Stuff I Forgot to Tell My Daughter is the result of these musings and is full of hilarious lessons for us all.

Michele brings her show to the Hawera Repertory Rooms, Albion Street, Hawera, on Thursday 24 March as part of the Arts on Tour New Zealand.

“It is great to be working with the Repertory Society, they have just completed major renovations to their clubrooms and it’s looking fantastic,” says Event Coordinator Jody Bloor. “There will be a cash bar and light nibbles from 7pm and the show starts at 8pm so come and join us for a night of laughter”.

Michele, voted Female Comedian of the Decade 2010 by the New Zealand Comedy Guild, is a vital part of this country’s comedy scene.

After first performing this show at the 2013 New Zealand International Comedy Festival, Michele has now written a book based on it, which was released by Harper Collins in April 2015 and has been a huge success.

For people who have had children, those who might have children, and those who have been children, it is a must-see show.

WARNING: R18 show. Contains adult themes and coarse language.

Tickets are $25 each and are available now from the South Taranaki i-SITE Visitor Centre.



Arts On Tour New Zealand (AOTNZ) - organises tours of outstanding New Zealand performers to rural and smaller centres in New Zealand. The trust receives funding from Creative New Zealand, support from Interislander, and liaises with local arts councils, repertory theatres and community groups to bring the best of musical and other talent to country districts. The AOTNZ programme is environmentally sustainable – artists travel to their audiences rather than the other way around.

Michele A’Court – Bio

Originally trained as a journalist and with a degree from Victoria University in English Literature & Drama, Michele has been involved with New Zealand’s entertainment industry since she first appeared on TV in 1987 as a children’s TV presenter. In the years since she has worked in radio, theatre and television, and performs live in pubs and clubs everywhere from the Laugh Factory in Las Vegas to the Mangawhai Tavern in Northland.

Her first book - also titled, ‘Stuff I Forgot to Tell My Daughter’ – was published by Harper Collins in 2015 and was an instant bestseller. It will be released in the UK in June 2016. She is now working on her second book for Harper Collins, set for publication in 2017.

Michele writes a weekly column for The Press newspaper and stuff.co.nz and is a freelance writer – her work has appeared in Metro, Next, the Listener, Your Weekend, the Sunday Star Times, In Business, Good, Bride & Groom and Pet Magazine. Sought after as an after dinner speaker, event host, and conference MC, Michele is also Patron of the Moving & Handling Association of NZ (MHANZ) which cares for carers in the health sector.