Emilie Flöge was the life companion and muse of Austrian painter Gustav Klimt. Beloved Muse tells the story of this remarkable woman who not only modelled for many of his paintings, including The Kiss (arguably Klimt’s most famous work) but was a businesswoman and fearless fashion designer.

Direct from Austria, the Festival presents Maxi Blaha in this solo play.

From the glamour of high society Vienna, through the devastation of two world wars, from running a hugely successful haute couture fashion house which smashed the constraints of women’s clothing, to joining the world suffrage movement, Emilie Flöge’s story is bursting with passion and revolution.

Maxi Blaha is full of energy and bravura as Emilie Flöge. Beloved Muse marks both this year’s centenary celebration of Klimt and New Zealand’s Suffrage 125.


Friday 21 - Sunday 23 Sept, 7.30pm


The Savoy


1hr 10 no interval


General Admission Adult $35/$25