'They say you can get lost in a good book. But it's worse to get lost in a bad one...'
From award-winning company Trick of the Light Theatre (The Road That Wasn’t There) comes a story of mystery, magic and mayhem.
Delightfully dark and fully of whimsy, The Bookbinder beautifully blends puppetry, shadow play, paper craft, storytelling and live action to tell the story of a bookbinding apprentice. As it unfolds, the story spills magically from the pages and into the bindery - weaving an enchanting tale in the vein of Neil Gaiman and Tim Burton.
The Bookbinder comes to Te Tairāwhiti after sell-out seasons at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Auckland Arts Festival, and tours across New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, the UK and USA. Along the way, it has received Best Theatre and Best of the Fringe (NZ Fringe 2014), International Excellence Award (Sydney Fringe 2014) and the BDO Children's Theatre Award (Fringe World, Perth 2015).
“A real delight.” - The Guardian
"Spell-binding storytelling at its purest and best..." - Theatreview
General Admission $25, Concession $20, Children $15.
Small use of flame.
Because the show is light dependant, a strict lock-out policy will be in place once the show starts. So, please ensure you are on time.