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The Road That Wasn’t There

Combining puppetry, shadow play and live music, The Road That Wasn’t There is a curious tale for adventurous adults and intrepid children.

A young woman strays from the beaten track and finds herself in a paper world. It seems a land of possibilities but she soon discovers things that happen in the fictional world can have frighteningly real consequences.

Dark, humorous and thoroughly enchanting, multi award-winning company Trick of the Light has created this original New Zealand fairy tale reminiscent of the late (great) Margaret Mahy. 

“See this work if you can. It really is very special… rich and magical, defiantly romantic, the performances are sublime and it’s shared with such love that even the most world-weary cynic would have their heart melted in an instant.” - Theatreview

Outstanding New Zealand Play, Most Promising New Director, Production of the Year
- Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards 2013

Auckland Arts Festival Award
- Auckland Fringe 2013

Children’s Event Award
- Fringe World, Perth 2016

Best Children’s Event
- Adelaide Fringe 2016

The Road That Wasn’t There is part of Auckland Live’s fantastic family programme, Auckland Live Kids Play.

Earlier Event: July 4
Jekyll & Hyde
Later Event: July 18
The Very Hungry Caterpillar