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 Trick of the Light Theatre(The Bookbinder) 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, it tells a story both mythic and modern in the vein of Stranger Things, for adults and children 10+.
“Stage fright just right” ★★★★1/2 The West Australian, Perth
“Fascinating to watch and never ceases to amaze… A wonderful mix of mythological and modern storytelling.” Dominion Post, Te Whanganui-a-Tara / Wellington
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.
Audience notes: References internet bullying, childhood anxiety, earthquakes, and the death of a grandparent. Very occasional/mild coarse language. Nicotine-free vape is used to create smoke effects. The show will be filmed each night.
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