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Lennox Theatre


03 October - 04 October 2019

Event Type

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, and 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

Dates & Times

General Public and Vacation Care Group Performances
Thursday 3 October 2019 at 1pm
Friday 4 October 2019 at 10:30am & 1pm

Charlotte Bradley

Designer and Performer
Hannah Smith

Writer and Performer
Ralph McCubbin Howell

Sound Designer and Composer
Tane Upjohn-Beatson

Projection Designer
Charley Draper

Lighting Designer
Marcus McShane


Available Dates

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Show dates


55 minutes (No interval)

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