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Owls Do Cry

Thu 28 Oct - Fri 29 Oct

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

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 )

    Venue: The Theatre Royal

    78 Rutherford St
    Nelson

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