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The Road That Wasn't There

The Road That Wasn't There

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  • Thu 16 May, 6:00pm – 7:00pm


Royal Wanganui Opera House, 69 Saint Hill St, Whanganui


All Ages

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.

"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

Recommended 8 yrs+

Ticket price including fees:
Adult $27.75 - Senior/Student $21.75
Group 6+ $18.25ea
Child to 15yrs $16.75
Family of four $72.75

No refunds / No exchanges.

Tickets can also be purchased from Royal Wanganui Opera House Booking Office.

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