'They say you can get lost in a good book. But it's worse to get lost in a bad one.' The Bookbinder weaves shadowplay, paper art, puppetry, and music into an original dark fairytale into an inventive one-man performance for curious children and adventurous adults...
'From award-winning company Trick of the Light Theatre comes a story of mystery, magic and mayhem. The Bookbinder weaves shadowplay, paper art, puppetry, and music into an original dark fairytale in the vein of Coraline and Jonathon Strange and Mr Norrell. An inventive one-man performance for curious children and adventurous adults...
"Spell-binding storytelling at its purest and best..."
- Theatreview, Dunedin
"A must-see gem" ★★★★½
- The West Australian, Perth
"Tuned to perfection... Bookworms of all stripes and ages will adore it." ★★★★½
- The Age, Melbourne
"With storytelling of the highest quality, Trick Of The Light have created something truly beautiful here." ★★★★★ - Three Weeks, Edinburgh
Trick of the Light is an award-winning theatre company from Wellington, New Zealand, founded by Hannah Smith and Ralph McCubbin Howell. We like to make theatre that is playful, inventive, thought-provoking, and that speaks to the here and now. Our previous shows have ranged from intelligent children’s theatre to biting political satire, but are unified by their attention to narrative, integrated visual design, and belief that theatre should resonate with the wider world.