THE ARRIVAL | THE OPERA HOUSE Wellington 2010 | Photo by Robin Kerr
Productions - current - THE ARRIVAL
CHAPMAN TRIPP THEATRE AWARD 2010 | MOST ORIGINAL PRODUCTION
CHAPMAN TRIPP THEATRE AWARD 2010 | PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR
CHAPMAN TRIPP THEATRE AWARD 2010 | BEST DIRECTOR
CHAPMAN TRIPP THEATRE AWARD 2010 | BEST SET DESIGN
CHAPMAN TRIPP THEATRE AWARD 2010 | BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Adapted from the award winning graphic novel by Shaun Tan, THE ARRIVAL is a universal migrant tale set in a fantastical time and place. A man flees his homeland and journeys across vast seas to arrive in a strange, wondrous new world where giant ships fly through the air and curious creatures abound. There he negotiates dazzling architecture, bizarre foods and foreign tongues to build a new life. On his travels the man meets fellow migrants each with their own tale to tell. Like Shaun Tan's book, this production is a tribute to migrants, refugees and displaced people worldwide. It is ultimately a story of overcoming hardship, of humanity and of hope.
Commissioned by Auckland Arts Festival 2009.