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Trick of the Light Theatre’s
The Road That Wasn’t There

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

Please make sure you purchase your tickets from our exclusive supplier - Ticketek NZ

Show Information

Venue: Anderson Theatre, ASB Theatre Marlborough
Date: Saturday April 13 - Monday 15th April
Time: 10:30am and 1:30pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday
Adult Price: $27.00
Senior Price: $22.50
Student Price: $22.50
Child 8-15: $17.00
Groups 6+: $18.50
Family of 4: $78.00
Service fees:

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