Paper Sky

Henry is a writer and recluse. His heroine, Lumina, fights for her life in a papery world. When a woman moves in next door interrupting Henry’s solitude, his story begins to take on a life of its own. Pages fly, a woman is drowned, memories catch fire, love burns. Discovering Henry’s writings and intrigued by Lumina’s desperate plight the woman next door challenges Henry to face the truth of his stories. Reality blurs with fiction and their lives are changed forever.

A tale of light, love and courage, as two worlds meet in the mind of one man.

Commissioned by Auckland Arts Festival 2011.
Winner of two Chapman Tripp Theatre awards for Most Original Production and Best Design 2012.

"Magical, inventive, exquisitely fragile show of depth and perception" - Johnny Givens, Theatreview

Team

Original Devising cast
Emmett Skilton
Julia Croft
Veronica Brady
Alison Bruce
Justin Haiu

Direction
Kate Parker
Julie Nolan

Set Design
John Verryt

Costume Design
Elizabeth Whiting

Lighting Design
Jeremy Fern

Sound design and Musical Direction
Andrew McMillan

Composition
Andrew McMillan
Claire Cowan

Imagery Design
Kate Parker and John Verrryt

Imagery Construction
Kate Parker
Rachel Hilliar
Ben Anderson
John Verryt

Touring Cast
Shadon Meredith
Tai Berdinner-Blades
Ella Becroft
Renee Lyons
Matariki Whaterau

Performance History

Auckland, Auckland Arts Festival 2011
Glen Eden Playhouse, The Mercury Theatre
March 2011

Auckland
Mangere Arts Centre
October 2012

Wellington
Downstage Theatre
November 2012

Whangarei
Forum North
October 2013

Keri Keri
The Turner Centre
October 2013

Dunedin
Kings and Queens Theatre
April 2014

Invercargill
Centrestage
May 2014


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