THE ROAD THAT WASN’T THERE

Trick of the Light Theatre / New Zealand

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 discovers that things that happen in the fictional world can have frighteningly real consequences.

Hugely inventive and darkly imaginativeThe Press

Funny, warm, tender, artful and fabulously unsettling” – Theatreview

“Thoroughly enchanting and totally engrossing… a must see showThe Dominion Post

Duration: 60 minutes.  Ages: 10-plus.
Best for spaces seating 100-300

THE BOOKBINDER

Trick of the Light Theatre / New Zealand

They say you can get lost in a good book.
But it’s worse to get lost in a bad one.

A story of mystery, magic and mayhem from award-winning company Trick of the Light Theatre. The Bookbinder weaves shadowplay, paper art, puppetry, and music into a riveting, dark fairy tale in the vein of Coraline and Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. An original and inventive one-man tour de force for curious children and adventurous adults.

“Spell-binding storytelling at its purest and best…”
– Theatreview, Dunedin

A must-see gem” ★★★★½
– The West Australian, Perth

“A beautiful, articulate and engaging show that is as engaging as it is mysterious” ★★★★★
– alledinburghtheatre.com, Edinburgh

Duration: 55 minutes.  Ages: 8-plus.
Best for intimate spaces seating under 175