Your browser (Internet Explorer 8) is out of date. It has known security flaws and may not display all features of this and other websites. Learn how to update your browser


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:

Service fees will apply

Click here for a breakdown of Ticketing Service Fees