The region’s leading performing arts company, NORPA has unveiled its 2014 season, with Bell Shakespeare company’s production of Henry V, and a new show from Circus Oz among the highlights.
Running at the superbly upgraded Lismore City Hall, the run of shows includes a NORPA original work, My Radio Heart created in collaboration with Western Sydney based Urban Theatre Projects.
“It’s a love story for the 21st century, and one of NORPA’s most ambitious projects to date,” says NORPA Artistic Director Julian Louis.
My Radio Heart immerses audiences in a rich audio-visual fantasy world, featuring local performers Tralala Blip, a mixed abilities experimental sound ensemble, as both actors and composers. Two years in the making, My Radio Heart will premiere at NORPA in March before touring to Sydney.
The NORPA 2014 Season also includes Belvoir and Force Majeure with Food, where the audience will be fed by the actors, while popular children’s author Andy Griffiths will meet his fans at performances of 13-Storey Treehouse, the recent Sydney Opera House hit directed by Julian Louis.
The young and young-at-heart can also delight in an Aboriginal interpretation of Snow White and Seven Dwarfs called Wulamanayuwi and the Seven Pamanui.
Another highlight is Lake, a dance work by acclaimed choreographer Lisa Wilson, with the dancers immersed in a stage flooded with water.
More good news is that the high-energy taiko (Japanese-style) drumming ensemble TaikOz will stage a welcome return to our area.
Nights out at Lismore City Hall are civilized affairs, with al fresco dining available, entertainment by local musicians, and a licensed bar operating before all evening shows.
All shows in NORPA’s 2014 Season are now on sale. You can purchase tickets to individual shows or save 20% by becoming a NORPA subscriber when you purchase tickets to three shows or more. NORPA subscribers also get access to exclusive Q&A sessions with the actors after evening performances. Popular shows do sell out quickly, so it is advisable to book well in advance.
Visit www.norpa.org.au for tickets and details.