Former mental health nurse Jude Ivy gave up working six years ago to dedicate her time to her husband Chris, who was diagnosed with stage four throat cancer and given a year to live.
She looked after him until he died a few months later. Unemployed and alone, Ivy fell into depression, which she had struggled with in the past.
“I stayed strong for him and then when he passed, I collapsed.
“Comedy saved my life,” she said.
The comic has set up her own line-up of comedians, performing at Christchurch’s Austin Club.
“I needed a spark of joy.”
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Let the Royal New Zealand Ballet transport you to a fantastical world of dazzling dance, music and enchantment. Choreographed by the late Liam Scarlett at the beginning of his short but blazingly bright international career, A Midsummer Night’s Dream was an overnight sensation at its premiere and is now available to watch online, for a limited time only.
This specially shot online performance will bring this enchanting ballet from theatre to your screens, with live stage footage enhanced by close-ups so you can experience the emotion and dance first-hand. This is ballet like you’ve never seen it before, a full cinematic experience.
Watch online from 3 Dec – 12 Dec 2021. Rnzb.org.nz/msndonline
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