Based upon a story by Ralph McCubbin Howell and Hannah Smith
They say you can get lost in a good book. But it’s worse to get lost in a bad one.
From award-winning New Zealand company Trick of the Light Theatre comes a spell-binding story of mystery, magic and mayhem. The Bookbinder weaves shadow play, paper art, puppetry and music into an original fairytale in the vein of Coraline and Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. The theatre is transformed into the gothic world of an antiquated bookshop where a young apprentice is swept into the sinister world of the books he binds. An inventive one-man performance for the curious and adventurous.
★★★★★“A beautiful, articulate and inventive show that is as engaging as it is mysterious.” – alledinburghtheatre.com, Edinburgh
★★★★½ “Tuned to perfection…Bookworms of all stripes and ages will adore it.” – The Age, Melbourne
Suitable for: Adults and older children (Ages 8+)
Dates & Times:
Tuesday 14 March at 10:15am & 12:30pm
Wednesday 15 March at 10:15am & 6pm
Director and Designer
Writer and Performer
Ralph McCubbin Howell
Original Composition and Sound Design
Philip Merry / axolotl photography
Suitable for Years 5 – 8
From the Program Coordinator:
Spooky, creepy and oh so charming, this beautiful production will have students cutting out pop-up books and animating everything in arms reach for weeks afterwards. With richly poetic language and earnest, straightforward audience engagement, this is ORAL STORYTELLING at its absolute best. A great accompaniment to units on storytelling, gothic literature and mixed media production.
Download the full curriculum links for The Bookbinder here: The Bookbinder Curriculum Links
About the Venue – Lennox Theatre:
Seats 213 people and is a large room with quite a high ceiling and with grey concrete walls, black floor and curtains. The seating is tiered and goes 10 rows back, with stair access to all but the first row (wheelchair access being available in the first row). The black allows different sets to become the focus of the space.
$18 per student & additional teachers
HOW TO BOOK
We do our best to accommodate everyone, but shows fill fast. Additional performances are not always possible.
- USE BOOKING FORM, DOWNLOAD IT OR COMPLETE IT ONLINE
All bookings require a completed Booking Form. Risk assessments and education support materials (where provided) are available online.
- SEND YOUR BOOKING FORM TO US
Complete online (preferred), fax, email or post your booking form to Riverside Education
Fax: 02 9683 3267
Scan and email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail: Riverside Education, PO Box 3636, Parramatta, NSW, 2124.
N.B. Please do not send any payments with your booking form. Riverside will confirm your booking and then issue a tax invoice for your deposit. Bookings are made in strict order of receipt. Please ensure you have given a valid email address on your booking form as this is our main method of communication.
- RIVERSIDE WILL CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING
Riverside will confirm your booking and invoice the school for a non-refundable 25% deposit. Teachers receive complimentary seating on a 20:1 ratio (unless otherwise stipulated). Once you have paid your deposit, your booking is secure and Riverside will issue an invoice for full payment.
- FINAL PAYMENT
Full payment is required 4 weeks prior to the performance date.
If we do not receive payment OR proof of your DoE purchase order, we have the right to cancel your booking and you will forfeit your deposit.
PUBLIC SCHOOLS – DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (DoE) PAYMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
The DoE takes 30 days from an invoice being submitted to payment being received by Riverside, therefore we MUST have full payment OR proof that the purchase order has been submitted to the DoE no later than four weeks prior to the performance date.
This is a new system for many public schools so we strongly recommend receiving monies and permission slips at least 7 weeks before the payment is due. This will allow any final changes in numbers (subject to availability). We cannot reduce numbers after payment has been received.
ALL OTHER SCHOOLS (INCLUDING INDEPENDENT AND CATHOLIC)
Confirmation of final numbers and final balance is required four weeks prior to the performance date. A reduction of numbers is not permitted after this date.
An increase of numbers is possible after the final payment day but is subject to availability.
Please note, all school bookings made within 4 school weeks of a performance date must be paid in full within 1 week of confirmation and are final. There are no refunds or changes to numbers or dates on these bookings.
- FINAL INFORMATION SENT TO SCHOOLS
Prior to your visit, we will send you detailed information via email to ensure you have a hassle-free excursion. This will include updating you on any possible changes to running times or more detailed information as it emerges from the rehearsal process.
- ATTEND AND ENJOY!
If you have concerns about meeting the terms and conditions, please email email@example.com or call 02 8839 3308.