A tale without words about death, love and monsters
After their grandmother passes away, a child suspects they are being pursued by the shape-shifting smoke demon from the old woman’s stories.
In the vein of Spirited Away and Coraline, The Griegol is a mythic, gorgeously rendered dark fantasy for brave children and lovers of atmospheric theatre. Drawing on the techniques of early cinema, it conjures magic and laughter out of silhouettes, puppetry, live music and animation.
This performance is recommended for adults and children ages 7 and up.
About the Artists: Trick of the Light is an award-winning theatre company from Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington) in Aotearoa/New Zealand, founded by Hannah Smith and Ralph McCubbin Howell. The company makes theatre that is playful, inventive, thought-provoking and speaks to the here and now. Their productions range from dark crossover works for adults and older children to biting political satire but are unified by engaging, nuanced stories, inventive design and the belief that theatre should resonate with the wider world.