A Slice of Banana Cake

Written and performed by
Helen Brown

“In the great kitchen of life everyone makes their own banana cake. We all start out with the same ingredients. It’s how we put the cake together that counts.”

Helen’s life story based on a banana cake recipe was performed to critical acclaim and sell out audiences in New Zealand and Australia.

After raising more than $40,000 for hospices and other charities, the show was recorded and aired on Radio New Zealand.

What the critics say –

“A very special and entertaining evening in the company of the humorously delightful Helen Brown”
J.L.T., R iver City Press

“A hungry audience devoured the ingredients”
“The rebirth of storytelling as an art form.”
Janine Rankin, Manawatu Evening Standard

“Brown’s one woman show is like her newspaper columns embodied on stage. The strength of her writing, great sense of humour and timing make this unusual idea for a show a wonderful success.”
Lucy Reed, Waikato Times

“Known for her witty, insightful writing, Brown is an engaging raconteur. Natural and genuine, her warmth and wry humour shine through.”
Rachel Hawkey, The Press, Christchurch

“An excellent show,” The Age, Melbourne

“The appreciative audience went away with new-found respect for bananas, banana cake, the mountain, life, death, friendship, love, family and the various stages of life.”  – Jo Hills Taranaki Daily News

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