The Road That Wasn't There

Presented by Tour-Makers with Trick of the Light 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 for all ages.” The Dominion Post

“Probably the most beautiful kids’ show I’ve ever seen”  Edinbughia2012

“See this work if you can. It really is very special… rich and magical.” – Theatreview

Event times

The Meteor

1 Victoria Street

Hamilton 3204
New Zealand

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