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Written by RALPH McCUBBIN HOWELL
Directed by HANNAH SMITH
Performed by RALPH McCUBBIN HOWELL, ELLE WOOTTON, PAUL WAGGOTT
Travelling Wonder Tech MATT ELLER
Presented by TRICK OF THE LIGHT THEATRE
Weds 22 July – Sat 1 Aug
6:30pm Tues – Sat; 4pm on Sun 26th and extra 1pm Sat matinees on Sat 25 July and Sat 1 Aug.
$15 – $25 ($25 Adult / $23 Group 6+ / $20 Concession / $18 Friend / $15 Children)
Suitable for adults and older children (8+)
Circa One. Limited capacity to 140. Running time: 1 hour (no interval)
This is a story about a girl who followed a map off the edge of the world…
In New Zealand there are some 56,000 kilometres of paper roads – streets and towns that exist only on surveyors’ maps. Or do they? A young woman strays from the beaten track and finds herself in a paper world. It seems a land of possibility but she soon finds that things that happen in the fictional world can have frighteningly real consequences.
From Trick of the Light Theatre (The Bookbinder, Tröll) comes an award-winning production drawn from the twitchy edges of children’s literature – a dark fable reminiscent of the works of Neil Gaiman and Margaret Mahy. Combining puppetry, shadow play, and live music, The Road That Wasn’t There is a captivating cross-over work for adults and older children (8+).
“A delightfully dark adventure, engrossing, entertaining and emotionally touching in equal measure.” ★★★★ — BROADWAY BABY, UK
Production of the Year – Wellington Theatre Awards
Best Children’s Event – Fringe World and Adelaide Fringe