The Road That Wasn't There - NZ Tour
"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.
From award-winning company Trick of the Light Theatre (The Engine Room) comes an original fairytale drawn from the twitchy edges of children’s literature - a dark world reminiscent of Coraline, Pan’s Labyrinth, and the works of the late (great) Margaret Mahy. Combining puppetry, shadow play, and live music, The Road That Wasn’t There is a curious tale for intrepid children and adventurous adults.
“A small piece of everyday magic” - A Younger Theatre
“Probably the most beautiful kids’ show I’ve ever seen” - Edinbughia2012
“Intelligent, amazing, thought provoking theatre… I recommend this wholeheartedly and my children can’t stop talking about it” - Audience Feedback
“Absolutely incredible, made me want to be a child again.” - Audience Feeback
From writer Ralph McCubbin Howell (Outstanding New Playwright ' 2011 Chapman Tripps) and director/designer Hannah Smith, The Road That Wasn't There is the new play by Trick of the Light Theatre (The Engine Room, BATS 2011), and a recent finalist in Playmarket's Plays For The Young. Following a successful season at the Edinburgh Fringe, the show returns to tour New Zealand in 2013.
Written by Ralph McCubbin Howell Directed and designed by Hannah Smith
Starring: Ralph McCubbin Howell, Oliver de Rohan and Elle Wootton
For reviews, interviews and videos visit www.trickofthelighttheatre.tumblr.com/theroadthatwasntthere