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Theatre Royal

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THE ROAD THAT WASN'T THERE

18 May 2019 - 19 May

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 to be 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 fairy-tale drawn from the twitchy edges of children’s literature – a dark world reminiscent of the works of Neil Gaiman and 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 (aged 8+) and adventurous adults.

"Charming, funny and haunting in equal measure.... a storytelling triumph." - Word on the Street
"Thoroughly enchanting and totally engrossing... a must see show." - The Dominion Post

Adult $25.00
Senior 65+ $20.00
Student (with valid ID) $20.00
Child (8-15 years) $15.00
Family of 4 (any combination of adults/children) $70.00
Groups of 6 or more $16.50pp
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When

Saturday 18 May, 6pm
Sunday 19 May, 2pm