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Author Event - Kaz Cooke

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The Sun Theatre

8 Ballarat Street

Yarraville, Victoria 3013

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Join bestselling author and cartoonist, Kaz Cooke as she presents her new book, ADA.

‘I’ll tell you what I loved about being a theatrical… You feel special. You feel part of something exciting, full of camaraderie, a sisterhood and brotherhood with the most interesting people in a room. You’re a custodian of magic, a purveyor of glamour, a repository of mystery... always the celebrities in town.’

Based on real photos, reviews, newspaper clippings and promotional postcards Kaz Cooke has conjured up the extraordinary life story of an orphaned lassie from Lancashire who became a household name in Australia
more than 100 years ago: Ada Delroy, comedian, dancer, fighter.
Set against a historical backdrop of theatres, music halls and coffee palaces that no longer stand, Ada is a richly imagined fictional memoir, fabulously peopled with a cast of real characters (from Helena Rubenstein to Harry Houdini) that distills the very essence of what it is to be a lady performing in a man’s world. Kaz Cooke has given voice to a gloriously entertaining heroine with a fighter’s instinct for survival and a penchant for high drama whose witty repartee belies the limited freedom of choice and the heart-breaking sacrifice she must face.

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