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HBAF 2022 - Tröll

HBAF 2022 - Tröll

It’s 1998. Otto is twelve but online he’s thirteen and he’s pretty sure he gets away with it. He lives in an old wooden house with his mum, dad, and sister, a mysterious Icelandic granny, and an ancient malevolent troll that's lurking in the walls...

From internationally acclaimed Trick of the Light Theatre (The Bookbinder – a sell-out of the 2019 Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival) comes a lo-fi wi-fi fable, combining storytelling, projection, and puppetry. As mobile phones become light sources, laptops transform into skyscrapers, and charger cords morph into puppets, Tröll tells a story both mythic and modern, in the vein of Stranger Things. A truly spell-binding theatre experience for adults and children alike – don’t miss it!

[Full Lockout]

Writer: Ralph McCubbin Howell
Directors: Charlotte Bradley and Hannah Smith
Production Design: Trick of the Light
Sound Design & Composition: Tane Upjohn-Beatson with assistance from Anna Edgington and William Philipson
Lighting Design: Marcus McShane
Projection Design: Charley Draper
Puppetry Consultant: Jon Coddington
Poster Design: Ed Watson
Technical Support: Lucas Neall
CAST: Ottó: Ralph McCubbin Howell, Operator / Erika: Hannah Smith, feat. Anya Tate-Manning as the voice of Amma

"Merging magic realism, sharp writing and… some incredibly clever visuals” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ - Fringe Feed, Perth

“Brilliant, dark, funny, and poignant.” - Theatreview

“Stage fright just right” ★ ★ ★ ★ ½ - The West Australian, Perth

"Fascinating to watch and never ceases to amaze... A wonderful mix of mythological and modern storytelling." - Dominion Post

Proudly Supported by Napier City Council

[Age: 8+ Duration: 55 mins Note: Full Lockout]

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Saturday 29 October, 1:00pm to 1:55pm


Restrictions: R8

Adult $34.00
Concession Gold Card, Student ID, or Community Services Card Holder $29.00
Child (Aged 12 or Under) $19.00

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MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
9 Herschell Street, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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