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Owls Do Cry - Auckland

17 Oct 2019 to 2 Nov 2019
17th October to 2 November at 7.30pm
Red Leap presents the first ever stage adaptation of Owls Do Cry, considered the first great New Zealand novel by beloved author Janet Frame.
Event type: 
Literature, Multidisciplinary, Theatre
$29 - $59
Q Theatre
305 Queen St, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010


There's a special delight that comes with opening a book for the first time. You don't know what adventure you're in for, but there's a magic to the mystery that keeps you glued to exactly where you are. Red Leap Theatre brings this sense of glee to the stage in their premier adaptation of Owls Do Cry, considered the first great New Zealand novel by beloved local author Janet Frame.  Bringing this book alive to stage, Red Leap transforms the extraordinary tale of the Withers siblings into an exciting devised performance through their signature physical and visual styles. Whether you’re a new or old fan of New Zealand writing, this is a celebrated, heartbreaking story about small town communities full of nuance, heart, warmth and insight. 

Created by an exciting creative team: Director Julie Nolan, Choreographer Malia Johnson, Designer Penny Fitt and Dramaturgy by Heather Timms. Devised and performed by the talented: Ross McCormack, Margaret Mary Hollins, Ella Becroft, Hannah Lynch, Comfrey Sanders and Arlo Gibson.

Written by

Red Leap Theatre

26 Aug 2019