Dust Pilgrim

WINNER – Best Set Design & Best Lighting Design, Wellington Theatre Awards 2016

Panuelo is trapped in a life built on dust and shifting sands, held tight in the fist of her tyrannical mother. After stumbling across the restless bones of a long buried secret, Panuelo makes a daring bid for freedom and runs out into the vast desert.

Along the way she discovers vivid new landscapes full of tricksters and angels, boundaries and borders. But things are never as they seem. How can Panuelo stop running and feel free in her new world?

Dust Pilgrim is an intimate coming of age tale of a young woman’s fight for freedom in a world where dreams and premonitions are as real
as the wind.

Thanks to everyone who supported Dust Pilgrim on our South Island Tour.

"To watch Dust Pilgrim is to experience the first-class theatrical magic the company have hiding up their sleeves." - Nathan Joe, The Lumiere Reader


Devised by the Company

Original Cast
Ella Becroft
Alison Bruce
Thomas Eason

Touring Cast
Amanda Billing
Tama Jarman
Arianna Osborne

Kate Parker
Julie Nolan

Set Design
Poppy Serano

Set Mentor
Andrew Foster

Costume Design
Charlie Baptist

Lighting Design
Rachel Marlow

Sound Composition and Design
Thomas Press

Image design / Creation
Rachel Hilliar
Kate Parker

Dramaturgical Advisor
Paolo Rotondo

Development Cast
Rob Mokoraka
Ella Becroft
Thomas Eason

Yoga and Meditiation
Swami Yogamani

Performance History

Q Loft
June 2015 - June 2015

Playhouse Theatre
June 2016 - June 2016

New Plymouth
TSB Show Place
July 2016

Te Whaea
July 2016 - July 2016

SIT Centrestage
May 2018 - May 2018

Fortune Theatre
May 2018 - May 2018

Theatre Royal
May 2018

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