18 Oct 2021

Case #027 Margery Hopegood

From Crimes NZ, 5:00 am on 18 October 2021

Margery Hopegood was born in New Zealand but had been adopted by a English family and raised there.

She had been back in New Zealand just four days when she was brutally murdered.

She danced on a Friday

Nicola Pauling's play She Danced on a Friday tells Margery Hopegood's story Photo: supplied

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The murder was huge news and the people of Hamilton turned out in their hundreds to a memorial service for a woman none of them know. 

Wellington playwright and actor Nicola Pauling has a strong family connection to Margery and turned the full story of her visit to New Zealand into a play called She Danced on a Friday.

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