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Owls Do Cry | Nelson Arts Festival: CANCELLED

Owls Do Cry | Nelson Arts Festival: CANCELLED

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  • Thu 28 Oct, 8:00pm – 9:15pm
  • Fri 29 Oct, 8:00pm – 9:15pm


Theatre Royal Nelson, 78 Rutherford St, Nelson


All Ages

Ticket Information:

Theatre meets dance meets song meets the immutable power of Janet Frame’s words in award-winning Red Leap Theatre’s energetic contemporary response to Owls Do Cry.

Surprising, poetic and moving, this show delves into the sumptuous world of Frame and the Withers’ siblings — Daphne, Chicks, Toby and Francie — and their lives in small-town Aotearoa following a family tragedy.

Going beyond a direct narrative staging of the book, Red Leap and director Malia Johnston (WOW, Meremere) have created a multi- disciplinary dreamscape of wonder, filled with Frame’s rich imagery and poetry, and an extraordinary cast including Nelsonian Comfrey Sanders, award- winning choreographer/dancer Ross McCormack, and actor Arlo Gibson of Shortland Street fame.

“I’m left with sheer joy of witnessing image of beauty, light and poetry.” – Pantograph Punch

Tickets $40 - $49 plus service fees.

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