The Road That Wasn't There

Event Date: 
Thursday, 22 October 2015
1:00pm and 6:30pm
Carterton Events Centre, Carterton
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 Bookbinder) 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.” **** – 4/5 stars – A Younger Theatre, Edinburgh 
“Should attract an audience from 8 to 80 anywhere in the world.” – Theatreview, NZ 
"Thoroughly enchanting and totally engrossing, The Road That Wasn’t There is a must see show for all ages." – The Dominion Post, NZ 
"Intelligent, amazing, thought provoking theatre… I recommend this wholeheartedly and my children can’t stop talking about it" 
"Charming, funny and haunting in equal measure.... a storytelling triumph."- Word on the Street 
"Should attract an audience from 8 to 80 anywhere in the world." - Theatreview 
"Intelligent, amazing, thought provoking theatre… I recommend this wholeheartedly and my children can’t stop talking about it" 
–       Audience feedback, Edinburgh
 
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