A Revealing Thyme
A REVEALING THYME EXPLORES THE LIFE OF MARY BEST WOVEN INTO DESCRIPTIONS OF MEDICINAL PLANTS
As colonist Mary Best describes the properties of medicinal plants she reveals aspects of her life, weaving in stories of love as sweet as a rose, and loss as bitter as an artemisia. As the petals fall from Mary’s story, it appears all is not quite as it seems.
A Revealing Thyme is written and performed by Hamilton writer, actor and researcher, Joanna Bishop. Joanna is based in one of Hamilton’s oldest homes where she completed her doctorate on the history of medicinal plant use in colonial New Zealand.