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$25 - $30 (Service fees may apply)
55 Minutes
Wed 10 - Sat 13 August 2022
Wed 10 Aug, 7pm - 8pm
Thu 11 Aug, 7pm - 8pm
Fri 12 Aug, 7pm - 8pm
Sat 13 Aug, 7pm - 8pm

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+.

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

“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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