Live Live Cinema: Carnival of Souls

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Riverside Theatres presents Jumpboard Productions

Live Live Cinema: Carnival of Souls

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 13 March 2015

Presented by arrangement with Arts Projects Australia with support from Creative New Zealand’s Touring Australia Initative


directorspickpurpleA cinematic happening unlike anything you will have experienced before. 

Herk Harvey’s stunning black and white cult classic Carnival of Souls will be reinterpreted live on stage in a unique and vibrant “live live” cinematic experience.

Rather than simply having an ensemble perform a new score to a silent film, all the audio is produced live.

  • All music is performed live by a specially created ensemble
  • All dialogue is performed live by a group of actors playing multiple roles
  • All sound effects are created live by a Foley artist, using a combination of mechanical and digital sound design

The result is an immersive audio/visual environment, an integrated conversation between cinema, theatre, music and sound design. 

Carnival of Souls itself is an ideal choice for this treatment as one of the films key strengths is simply how it looks. The first and last feature by Kansas based industrial film-makers Herk Harvey and John Clifford, it is a deeply atmospheric and beautifully shot “horror” film; blurring levels of reality and existence, the film explores the dark underbelly of small-town life, and creates a world where the familiar and everyday becomes alien and threatening.

This cinematic experience is part of a two night series. Live Live Cinema will also be presenting Dementia 13 on Thursday 12 March at 8pm. Book now and become part of the experience!

Exhilarating” NZ Herald
Totally engaging and entertaining” The National Business Review

Dates & Times:
Friday 13 March 8pm

To receive a season package, simply complete the booking form on page 39 of our 2015 Season Brochure, or click here to download and print a copy. To request a 2015 Season Brochure please call Box Office on 8839 3399 or email

Use hashtags #riversideparra #livelivecinema
Use hashtags #riversideparra #livelivecinema
Use hashtags #riversideparra #livelivecinema

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Fern Sutherland
Cameron Rhodes
Dan Musgrove
Micheala Rooney


Tom Broome

Claire Cowan

Alex Taylor

Abraham (Abe) Kunin

Jonathan Burgess

Double Bass/Electric Bass
Alexander MacDonald


Leon Radojkovic

Oliver Driver

Producer/Production Manager
Phil Evans

Audio Engineer
Emily Hakaraia

Foley Artist/Sound Designer
Gareth Van Niekerk

Lighting Designer
Sean Lynch

Original Set Design Concept
Jess Verrijt

Costume Designer
Sarah Taylor

David Seaton

Produced by Jumpboard Productions – 

Live Live Cinema: Carnival of Souls is co-commissioned by Auckland Arts Festival and Christchurch Arts Festival, with support from Creative New Zealand and Auckland Council


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1 hour 30 minutes (No interval)

Ticket Prices

Season Package Adult $36
Season Package Concession $31
Season Package 30 & Under $22
Sidekicks Adult $36
Sidekicks Concession $31
Sidekicks 30 & Under $22
Season Guest Adult $37
Season Guest Concession $32
Single Tickets Adult $42
Single Tickets Concession $37
Single Tickets 30 & Under $28
School Students $25
Group 10+ $37

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Web $3.60
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