Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival presents

The Bookbinder

Gisborne Gisborne
Wednesday to:
09 Oct
10 Oct


38 Childers Rd, Gisborne

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CONCESSION 65+ with Gold Card, Student (Student ID Required), Community Services Card
CHILD 12 years & under


Running Time: 55 minutes


38 Childers Rd, Gisborne

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From award-winning company Trick of the Light Theatre (The Road That Wasn’t There) comes a story of mystery, magic and mayhem. 

Delightfully dark and fully of whimsy, The Bookbinder beautifully blends puppetry, shadow play, paper craft, storytelling and live action to tell the story of a bookbinding apprentice. As it unfolds, the story spills magically from the pages and into the bindery - weaving an enchanting tale in the vein of Neil Gaiman and Tim Burton. 

The Bookbinder comes to Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival after sell-out seasons at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Auckland Arts Festival, and tours across New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, the UK and USA. Along the way, it has received Best Theatre and Best of the Fringe (NZ Fringe 2014), International Excellence Award (Sydney Fringe 2014) and the BDO Children's Theatre Award (Fringe World, Perth 2015).

Bar opens one hour before show.
Please ensure you are on time. Because the show is light dependent, a strict lock-out policy will be in place once the show starts.

Warning: Small use of flame.

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