Life on the road with a successful NZ theatre company
For seven years, Wellington theatre company Trick of the Light has been touring the world with their whimsical, innovative shows like The Bookbinder and The Road that Wasn't There. These are in such demand that the company spends more than half a year on the road, here and overeas, currently with a show called Troll. In fact Ralph McCubbin Howell and Hannah Smith are just back in the country after a tour in South Africa, and later this week they're opening Troll in Wellington. It all sounds rather glamorous. But Lynn Freeman asks what's the reality of living out of a suitcase and performing in different venues in different places, night after night? Troll opens at Wellington's Circa Theatre on July the 19th. They're performing The Bookbinder in Napier and Gisborne in September.