An old man hides away in a dusty old bookshop, forgotten and alone with only a handful of beautiful memories as comfort. Gone are the days of magnificent apple orchards, rowboats on crystal streams and picnics under the moon. Gone is the woman he loves.
Throughout the long years of his life, the old man has watched the magic in the world disappear, his crowded city sink into misery, and his nightmares come to life and stalk the streets. Haunted by painful memories of a much happier time and place, he toils away long days to forget. But when a young girl arrives, desperate for protection, the old man is forced to relive the pain and pleasures of his own past and uncovers a chance to change the city forever…
This enchanting adult fairytale by Queensland's inimitable Dead Puppet Society melds live performance, puppetry, animation and stage trickery to create a richly magical world where the lines between reality and make-believe fall away. Written and directed by David Morton (The Timely Death of Victor Blott) and Matthew Ryan (boy girl wall), The Harbinger will clear your mind and bring to life your most fantastical dreams.
"Unlike anything you'll have seen… a dark fairytale-within-a-fairytale that feels a bit Tim Burton, a bit Brothers Grimm, but has a magic all its own." Time Off