This week’s Throwback Thursday hails from July 2012, when the Trick of the Light Theatre Company crowdfunded a play about a girl who follows a map off the edge of the world…
Their PledgeMe crowd helped them take the show, named The Road That Wasn’t There, to the Edinburgh Fringe and then home for a nationwide tour of New Zealand. It was a huge success, winning Outstanding New NZ Play, Most Promising New Director and Production of the Year at that year’s Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards, and was remounted last year for a two week season at Circa Theatre.
But The Road That Wasn’t There hasn’t been Trick of the Light’s only success. The company has performed a series of successful shows all around New Zealand, including The Bookbinder which took them back to the Edinburgh Festival last year.
At the moment, the company is working on a show for the New Zealand Festival of the Arts in Wellington. It’s called The Devil’s Half-Acre and is pitched at an adult audience, but director Hannah Smith tells us “it is a work that definitely shares DNA with The Road That Wasn’t There”. To find out more and stay up to date on their shows, check out their website here.
Speaking of which? The Road That Wasn’t There is back on the road! They headed off yesterday to tour the show around Australia. So if you or your mates will be hanging in Perth or Adelaide any time soon, check out the season dates below and be sure not to miss it!
Perth @Fringe World Festival
27 Jan – 6 Feb 6pm (no show Sunday/Monday)
The Blue Room Theatre, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge
$25 Full | $20 Kids (12 + under) | $75 Family | $23 Group 6+
Book at summernights.org.au or frin
Adelaide @Adelaide Fringe
12 Feb – 20 Feb 6pm
The Bakehouse Theatre, 255 Angas Street, Adelaide, SA 5000
$25 Full | $18 Kids | $20 Companion Card/Honey Pot/Trev
Book at bakehousetheatre.com or ade