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Owls Do Cry - South Island Tour

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7 days ago, Wed 07 Apr 2021, 07:30 pm


Christchurch Arts Centre


Theatre, Dance, Otago Region, Canterbury Region,



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Owls Do Cry - South Island Tour

Considered the first great New Zealand novel, Janet Frame’s Owls Do Cry follows the story of the Withers siblings, Daphne, Chicks, Toby and Francie, and their lives in small town New Zealand following a family tragedy.

Filled with fierce heart and visual splendour, Red Leap Theatre’s energetic response to Owls Do Cry is a surprising and moving experience delving in to the poetic world of Janet Frame and the Withers family.

Rather than creating a direct narrative staging of Owls Do Cry, Red Leap have taken inspiration from Frame’s rich imagery and poetry to create a multi-disciplinary dreamscape. This extraordinary tale is transformed into an exciting devised performance through Red Leap’s signature physical and visual styles, capturing and revealing Frame’s pertinent insights into society.

Created by a powerhouse creative team led by Artistic Director Julie Nolan and Directed by Malia Johnston.


Christchurch: 7 - 9 April
Christchurch Arts Centre
Tickets via Christchurch Arts Centre
Ōamaru: 12 April
Opera House
Tickets via Ōamaru Opera House
Wanaka: 16 April
Lake Wanaka Centre
As part of the Festival of Colour
Tickets via the Festival of Colour website
Dunedin: 18 April
Regent Theatre
As part of the Dunedin Arts Festival
Tickets via the Regent Theatre website

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