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.
Education resource available
- A professionally filmed full recording of the show
- Filmed interviews with the co-directors Kate Parker and Julie Nolan
- Filmed interviews with cast members
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"Magical, inventive, exquisitely fragile show of depth and perception." - Johnny Givens, Theatreview
Original Devising cast
Sound design and Musical Direction
Kate Parker and John Verrryt
Auckland, Auckland Arts Festival 2011
Glen Eden Playhouse, The Mercury Theatre
Mangere Arts Centre
The Turner Centre
Kings and Queens Theatre