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It's 1981, a year of big hair, shoulder pads, a royal wedding, political turmoil and, for Rita West, freedom.
Westside is back and Rita (Antonia Prebble) is out of jail. She served time after taking the rap for son Wolf, who shot Horseman gang member Cannonball. A lot has happened in the two years that Rita has been locked up.
Westside's Todd Emerson (Bilkey van Heeder) is set to perform the award-winning play Daffodils at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
The Daffodils team will put on a Benefit Gala on Friday 3 June at Auckland's Town Hall's Great Hall. The aim of the Gala is to help raise the funds needed to make the Edinburgh season of this critically claimed kiwi hit a reality.
The evening will feature a performance of Daffodils by the original cast (Colleen Davis and Todd Emerson), with special guest performances by Tami Neilson, Julia Deans, Anika Moa, Trip Pony and LIPS.
We're hooked on TV3's Outrageous Fortune prequel Westside, and while the show is great, yes, we'd watch it for Rita West's styling alone.
With big lashes, bigger hair and sharp black winged eyeliner, her whole vibe is a bogan 1970s dream.
Personally, we want to look like this every day, if you do too, here's how.
Expectations are a weird thing. They can transform a mediocre show into an acceptable one if they're low enough. Conversely, they can turn a fantastic show into an okay one by being too high.
I've watched no new show in the last decade with higher expectations than the ones I sat down with to watch the debut of Outrageous Fortune prequel Westside at the weekend - and I'm delighted to say nearly every one was met.
Antonia Prebble (Outrageous Fortune, White Lies, The Blue Rose) and David de Lautour (The Kick, NCIS, Once Upon a Time) will headline the cast of South Pacific Pictures’ new comedy drama series WESTSIDE STORY, the six-part Outrageous Fortune prequel which is coming next year to TV3.