Australian Premiere | Australia & Latvia | Performance
By Jessica Wilson
Created by Ance Muizniece, Pamela Butane and Martinš Meiers
The windows of the bus act as screens through which the audience watches a classic story of childhood rejection and betrayal unfold in real time.
Live actors appear and disappear, and real buildings and pedestrians become part of the story as told by the on-board narrator. Universal story elements are brought to iconic and everyday locations, with children seeing their favourite places in new and exciting ways.
The moment the audience steps onboard, the line between fictional and reality is blurred. SHIFLA
Concept & Direction: Jessica Wilson
Written by: Ance Muižnieci (Latvia) & Marcia Ferguson (Australia)
Script Devised by: Ance Muižnieci, Mārtiņš Meiers & Pamela Butane (Latvia) and Zak Pidd (Australia)
Performers - Australian Season: Zak Pidd, Antoine Jelk & Katherine Sortini
Performers - Latvia Season: Mārtiņš Meiers, Eduards Johansons & Klinta Leja
Music: Jēkabs Nīmanis
Sound Design - Australian Season: Roger Alsop
Image credit: Gatis Melnacis - Priednieks
The Narrator was commissioned and first presented by the Valmieras Summer Theatre Festival and Istabas Teatris, Latvia.