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A LO-FI WI-FI FABLE

It's 1998. Otto is twelve but he says he's thirteen and he's pretty sure he gets away with it. He lives in an old wooden two-story house with his mum, dad, and sister, a chain-smoking Icelandic granny, and an ancient malevolent troll that's living in the wall.

From Trick of the Light Theatre comes a lo-fi wi-fi fable. It combines storytelling, music and puppetry into an uncanny tale from the twitchy edges of the digital age.

Written and performed by Ralph McCubbin Howell, directed by Charlotte Bradley, and designed by Hannah Smith, this darkly comic one-man show brings the innovative staging and intricate narrative that enchanted audiences with The Bookbinder into the digital world.  As smartphones become light sources, laptops transform into skyscrapers, and charger cords morph into puppets, it tells a story both mythic and modern in the vein of Stranger Things.

"Told with the delight of a child and theatre crafters at the top of their game....
Not to be missed."
- Theatreview, Wellington

"Fascinating to watch and never ceases to amaze...
A wonderful mix of mythological and modern storytelling."
- Dominion Post, Wellington

"Clever, exquisite and, in this high-tech age, unusual"
- Otago Daily Times, Dunedin

55 mins (No interval)

 
 

COMING UP

FRINGE WORLD
The Blue Room, Perth
29 Jan - 9 Feb, 2019
Book at fringeworld.com.au

PAST SEASONS

UPPER HUTT
Expressions Upper Hutt
April 18 2018

CHRISTCHURCH
Orange Studios
April 15 2018

DUNEDIN
Fortune Theatre
April 12-14 2018

WELLINGTON
Bats Theatre
April 3-7 2018


 

CAST

 
 Ralph McCubbin Howell

Ralph McCubbin Howell

 

CREW

 
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Director

Charlotte Bradley

 

Designer  
 
Hannah Smith

 
 
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Writer
Ralph McCubbin Howell

Based upon a story by
Ralph McCubbin Howell
& Hannah Smith

 

 

Sound Design and Composition
Tane Upjohn-Beatson

 

MEDIA