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The Road That Wasn't There

The Road That Wasn't There

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  • Tue 23 Apr ’19, 6:00pm – 7:00pm


Oamaru Opera House, 94 Thames St, Oamaru


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult (+ service fees): $25.00
  • Senior (+ service fees): $20.00
  • Child (5 - 15 years): $15.00
  • Group 4 (+ service fees): $70.00
  • Group 6 (+ service fees): $100.00

Presented by Tour-Makers with Trick of the Light Theatre and Zanetti Productions.

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.

"Thoroughly enchanting and totally engrossing... a must see show." - The Dominion Post

"Charming, funny and haunting in equal measure... a storytelling triumph." - Word on the Street

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