THE ROAD THAT WASN'T THERE

Wednesday 19 July 2017 | 10am

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 happen in the fictional world can have frighteningly real consequences.

From award-winning company Trick of the Light Theatre (The Bookbinder) comes an original fairytale drawn from the twitchy edges of children's literature - a dark world reminiscent of Coraline, Pan's Labyrinth, and the works of Margaret Mahy. Combining puppetry, shadow play and live music, The Road That Wasn't There is a curious tale for intrepid children and adventurous adults...

Written by Ralph McCubbin Howell, Directed by Hannah Smith.

Presented by Expressions Whirinaki Arts & Entertainment Centre in association with Trick of the Light Theatre.

This event is in conjunction with Beyond the Page Children & Youth Literary Festival.

Suitable for ages 8 onwards.

Gillies Group Theatre

All tickets: $12.00