Having swept the 2010 Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards and won universal acclaim touring the Pacific Rim, one of New Zealand theatre's most stunning and innovative works returns to Auckland for three shows only!
What drives so many people to leave behind everything they know to journey alone to a land where the future is unknown? Fleeing an oppressive force and leaving behind his wife and child, a man travels vast oceans in search of a better life. He encounters indecipherable languages, peculiar customs, curious animals and dazzling architecture. Baffled and bewildered, he endeavours to find a home, a job and the security he needs to reunite his family.
Adapted from the graphic novel by 2011 Academy Award winner Shaun Tan, THE ARRIVAL features no English language. Instead it brings Shaun's wordless worlds to life with a highly physical cast, puppetry, music, and shadow play.
Suitable for 12 years and above, THE ARRIVAL, sends hearts and imaginations to a land of flying ships, strange birds and travelling balloons.
A tribute to migrants, refugees and displaced people worldwide, THE ARRIVAL is ultimately a tale of overcoming hardship, of humanity and of hope.
Commissioned by Auckland Arts Festival 2009
Developed via "Watch This Space"
Friday 13 - Saturday 14 July, 7.30pm and Sunday 15 July, 4.00pm, ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre.
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