A young boy Ollie climbs through his window to chase the creatures he glimpses out of the corner of his eye, his bedroom slides away, and a miniature world is uncovered. Transforming The Opera House stage through the artistry of Sydney puppetry company ERTH, magical lighting, large-scale projection and a cinematic score from Richard Nunns, Ollie’s journey is part exquisite dream, part adventure.
From the every day to the extraordinary, this is bona fide theatre magic for the whole family.
ERTH have built an international reputation collaborating with organisations as diverse as the Sydney Theatre Company to the National History Museum of Los Angeles County. Their productions have been described as “part-science and pure magic” with their ability to take audiences into another world through eye-popping puppetry and fantastical landscapes.
Richard Nunns works across an incredible diversity of cultures and musical genres, from contributing to The Whale Rider soundtrack at home to touring classical music with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in Europe. He is an authority on Maori traditional musical instruments and his knowledge of nga taonga puoro has ensured their preservation for future generations.
“With utmost care and skill the company weaves together a magical world that will introduce children to the true beauty that theatre is capable of expressing.”