19 - 21 November 2021 2:00pm — 3:00pm

… following sell-out performances in June, Bittersweet returns by popular demand …


three performances only at the Otago Pioneer Women’s Hall

as part of the Dunedin Heritage Festival


November 19, 20 and 21 at 2pm


bookings are essential - COVID restrictions mean seats are limited.

don’t miss out a second time – BOOK:

Bittersweet | Southern Heritage


Bittersweet is a celebration of the day-to-day life of one of Dunedin's iconic industries


This revealing and moving short piece of documentary theatre shares the stories of seven Cadbury’s women workers - of life in the factory, and what it brought to the city, and the world.

The women are just some of thousands of workers over the years. Theirs are the everyday stories behind the colourful promotion of our favourite chocolate treats, produced in their millions at the factory for nearly 150 years. And as with most readily available items, we don’t often think of how they are made.

Production in this iconic piece of Dunedin history has ceased. Its workers have left, its machines long-gone, the very buildings have recently disappeared. Now, stories – memories – are the only things that remain of Cadbury Dunedin.

Bittersweet acknowledges the work of all Cadbury’s workers, and aims to make the ordinary extraordinary, even if just for a short time.

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