Red Leap Theatre presents PAPER SKY


Red Leap Theatre presents:


Directed by Julie Nolan and Kate Parker 

Devised by the Company 


Following their international and national success with their award-winning production The Arrival, Red Leap Theatre is returning again in 2012 with their magical tale Paper Skyplaying at Mangere Arts Centre from Wednesday 24th to Friday 26th October as a part of the Southside Arts Festival. 

Henry is a writer and recluse. His heroine, Lumina, fights for her life in a papery world. When a woman moves in next door interrupting Henry’s solitude, his story begins to take on a life of its own. 

Pages fly, a woman is drowned, paper memories catch fire, love burns. 

Discovering Henry’s papery writings and intrigued by Lumina’s desperate plight the woman next door challenges Henry to face the truth of his stories. Reality blurs with fiction and their lives are changed forever. 

A tale of light, love and courage, as two worlds meet in the mind of one man. 

Paper Sky premiered at Auckland Arts Festival 2011 (developed as part of the “Watch This Space” initiative). Red Leap Theatre is very excited to bring the renewed show to South Auckland (and to allow those who missed it last time to make a trip Southside!) 

Performed by an ensemble cast including Emmett Skilton (The Almighty Johnsons, Home by Christmas, Tribes)Justin Haiu (New Zealand Dance Company founding member) and Alison Bruce (The Almighty Johnsons, Calendar Girls, Midsummer Night’s Dream), Paper Sky offers an experience of breath-taking imagery, exquisite puppetry and movement to tell a fantastical story. 

The production boasts an original score by Andrew McMillian, lighting design by Jeremy Fern, costume design by Elizabeth Whiting, set design by John Verryt and imagery by Kate Parker. 

Red Leap’s signature visual flair and endless inventive theatricality has won multiple awards and helped them take their brand of New Zealand theatre to the world. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see New Zealand’s leading movement and image based theatre company at very special prices. 

"…an exquisitely crafted rhapsody of image and movement-based theatre." - Paul Simei-Barton, NZ Herald  “I am sure that Kate Parker and Julie Nolan, the directors of Red Leap Theatre, could perform imaginative feats that are faster than a locomotive and leap tall buildings in a single bound. Modestly, with cardboard, paper, and the limited angular possibilities of the human body, Parker and Nolan are somehow able to create worlds that reflect, with absolute clarity and insight, our own."  - Zhou Ting-Fung, Theatreview “The company, design and costumes are faultless and Paper Sky, at its heart, is charming, short and sweet."  - Elisabeth Easther, NZ Listener “Paper Sky was made for me. It touched my heart and prodded at my 


imagination in every way possible. It was beautiful…” Stevie Hopwood, Blogger 

PAPER SKY plays 

Wednesday 24 to Friday 26 October at 7.30pm. 

Community / School Matinees Thursday 25 and Friday 26 October at 12.30pm. Mangere Arts Centre - Ngā To hu o Uenuku 

Show Duration: 80 mins, no interval. Suitable for 12 years and above. 

Public Pre Show Forum in Mangere Arts Centre Foyer: Wednesday 24 October, 6.30pm – 7.00pm. 

Tickets: $12 - $20 (Booking fees may apply). Group prices also available: 

Bookings through Eventfinder – or 09 262 5789 

For company news and updates visit 

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