Owls Do Cry

Thu 28 Oct - Fri 29 Oct 2021
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Thu 28 Oct - Fri 29 Oct 2021
Show Times
Thursday 28 Oct
8pm 
Friday 29 Oct
8pm 
Ticket Prices
Early Bird 
$44 
until 31 August
Waged 
$49 
Unwaged / Concession 
$44 
Rangatahi (under 25) 
$40 
Group of 6+ 
$40 
per person
Student Rush 
$10 
30 mins pre-show, if not sold out
Service fee per ticket: $1.50 online, $2.50 in person 

Theatre meets dance meets song meets the immutable power of Janet Frame’s words in award-winning Red Leap Theatre’s energetic contemporary response to Owls Do Cry.

Surprising, poetic and moving, this show delves into the sumptuous world of Frame and the Withers’ siblings — Daphne, Chicks, Toby and Francie — and their lives in small-town Aotearoa following a family tragedy.

Going beyond a direct narrative staging of the book, Red Leap and director Malia Johnston (WOW, Meremere) have created a multi- disciplinary dreamscape of wonder, filled with Frame’s rich imagery and poetry, and an extraordinary cast including Nelsonian Comfrey Sanders, award-winning choreographer/dancer Ross McCormack, and actor Arlo Gibson of Shortland Street fame.

“I’m left with sheer joy of witnessing image of beauty, light and poetry.” – Pantograph Punch

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