Trick of the Light Theatre, from New Zealand, is known for their storytelling and innovative use of shadow and object puppetry. Jo Tomalin talks to Ralph McCubbin Howell and Hannah Smith about the techniques used in their latest show, Troll.
“It’s 1998. Otto is 12 but online he’s 13 and he’s pretty sure he gets away with it. He lives with his mum, dad, and sister, a chain-smoking Icelandic granny, and an ancient malevolent troll that’s living in the wall… From Trick of the Light Theatre (The Bookbinder, The Road That Wasn’t There) comes a lo-fi wi-fi fable in the vein of Stranger Things, combining storytelling, projection, and puppetry. ‘Merging magic realism, sharp writing and brilliant performances to deliver an inspiring work that is both comedic and profoundly compassionate’ ***** (FringeFeed.com.au).”
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