The Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights and Trick of the Light Theatre Present TROLL
After captivating Perth audiences with The Bookbinder and The Road That Wasn't There, award-winning NZ theatre makers Trick of the Light are back with their new show Troll. First staged at the foot of a staircase to an audience of only ten people, Troll combines storytelling, projection, and puppetry in a lo-fi wi-fi fable about things that go bump in the night. It will play at The Blue Room Theatre between Jan 29 and Feb 9 as part of Summer Nights FRINGE WORLD 2019.
It's 1998. Otto is twelve but online he's thirteen and he's pretty sure he gets away with it. He lives in an old wooden two-storey house with his mum, dad, and sister, a chain-smoking Icelandic granny, and an ancient malevolent troll that's living in the wall...
Trick of the Light are no strangers to inventive storytelling, as seen in their previous works which won back-to-back FRINGE WORLD awards. The Bookbinder (Children's Theatre Award, Fringe World 2015) was staged around an intricately handcrafted pop-up book and entirely lit by table lamps, whilst The Road That Wasn't There (Children's Theatre Award, Fringe World 2016) wove a dark fairytale through shadow-puppetry and live music.
Writer/performer Ralph McCubbin Howell says With Tr ll we wanted to bring the innovative design and intricate narrative of those works into the contemporary world with staging that transforms the devices we use everyday: so smartphones become light sources, and keyboards turn into skyscrapers.
The play weaves a story both mythic and modern in the vein of Stranger Things. For adults and children 12+.
THE BLUE ROOM THEATRE
53 James Street
Perth Cultural Centre
Northbridge WA 6003
29 Jan - 9 Feb 6:15pm
(No show Sun/Mon) 60 mins
Tickets - $25-$30 | Bookings - fringeworld.com.au | summernights.org.au