Trick of the Light Theatre’s new show is an eerie, elegant tale without words about death, love, grief and monsters.
After a girl’s granny passes away, she starts to suspect she is being pursued by the smoke demon shapeshifter from the old woman’s stories.
In the tradition of Spirited Away and Coraline, The Griegol is a mythic, gorgeously rendered dark fantasy for brave children and lovers of atmospheric theatre. Conjuring magic and laughter out of silhouettes, puppetry, live music and animation, it’s also yet another storytelling masterclass from the wizards of shadowplay who brought us the award-winning The Bookbinder (AAF2019).
“Trick of the Light manage to conjure a truly rare thing; a show about magic that actually feels magical.”.
Image Illustration credit: Ed Watson
The Griegol is presented with support from Creative New Zealand and the Four Winds Foundation, with commissioning support from Auckland Arts Festival.
This show is part of the Auckland Arts Festival 2021 Programme.
For more information about the Festival and other shows that will be on please click here.
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