National Arts Festival

TRÖLL

By Trick of the Light Theatre

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-story house with his mum, dad, and sister, a chain-smoking Icelandic granny, and an ancient malevolent tröll that’s started living in the wall…

From Trick of the Light Theatre (The Bookbinder) comes a lo-fi wi-fi fable in the vein of Stranger Things. It combines storytelling, music, and puppetry into an uncanny tale from the twitchy edges of the digital age.

“Layers, skill and great storytelling with a meaning. TRÖLL is a complex, funny, moving and dark tale peppered with 1990s references. The script is a delight. It deals with a child’s depression and guilt, using the troll as a way of manifesting unhappiness, which keeps it in line with the darkness that fairy tales have.” – Theatreview, Wellington

National Arts Festival

TRÖLL

By Trick of the Light Theatre

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-story house with his mum, dad, and sister, a chain-smoking Icelandic granny, and an ancient malevolent tröll that’s started living in the wall…

From Trick of the Light Theatre (The Bookbinder) comes a lo-fi wi-fi fable in the vein of Stranger Things. It combines storytelling, music, and puppetry into an uncanny tale from the twitchy edges of the digital age.

“Layers, skill and great storytelling with a meaning. TRÖLL is a complex, funny, moving and dark tale peppered with 1990s references. The script is a delight. It deals with a child’s depression and guilt, using the troll as a way of manifesting unhappiness, which keeps it in line with the darkness that fairy tales have.” – Theatreview, Wellington
  • Where:Soundings Theatre, Te Papa
  • Duration:50 minutes
  • Ages:7+

Brilliant, dark, funny and poignant… A definite must see.

Theatreview, Tauranga

Layers, skill and great storytelling with a meaning. TRÖLL is a complex, funny, moving and dark tale peppered with 1990s references. The script is a delight. It deals with a child’s depression and guilt, using the troll as a way of manifesting unhappiness, which keeps it in line with the darkness that fairy tales have.

Theatreview, Wellington

Set in a different decade – late 90s – it adds the complications of early cyber chat rooms, which add an extra layer … to the pain and displacement of growing up and fitting in. Lighting and projection effects are used here in a simple yet highly effective manner. Dark, funny and poignant… A definite must see.

Theatreview, Tauranga

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