Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 03 October - 04 October 2019
Category Live Event

Riverside presents Trick of the Light Theatre
By Ralph McCubbin Howell

★★★★★ “…merging magic realism, sharp writing and brilliant performances to deliver an inspiring work that is both comedic and profoundly compassionate.” – FringeFeed (Australia)

It’s 1998. Otto is twelve but he says he’s thirteen and he’s pretty sure he gets away with it. He lives in an old wooden two-story house with his Mum, Dad, sister, a chain-smoking Icelandic Granny, and an ancient malevolent troll that’s living in the wall.

Award-winning New Zealand company Trick of the Light Theatre (The Bookbinder) returns to Riverside with this darkly comic one-man show in the vein of TV show Stranger Things (Netflix). Featuring storytelling, music and puppetry this uncanny lo-fi wi-fi tale of the digital age will enchant and captivate.

Awards and Accolades
Winner – Children’s Weekly Award – Fringe World, Perth, 2019
Winner – West Arts Editor Weekly Award – Fringe World, Perth, 2019

Suitable for ages 8+ and their families

FYI This production contains loud noises and themes of smoking and loss of a family member. The action of smoking takes place using synthetic smoke

Directed by
Charlotte Bradley and Hannah Smith

Written and Performed by
Ralph McCubbin Howell

Operated and Performed by
Hannah Smith

Anya Tate-Manning as the voice of Amma

Composition and Sound Design by
Tane Upjohn-Beatson with assistance from Anna Edgington and William Philipson

Lighting Design by
Marcus McShane

Projection Design by
Charley Draper


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Dates and Times:

Thursday 3 October 2019 at 1pm
Friday 4 October 2019 at 10:30am & 1pm


55 minutes (No interval)

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Family of 4 $82
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