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Spirit House

20

October

About

Spirit House was presented in partnership with Auckland Live at the Herald Theatre, Auckland in early 2017.
Spirit House is a ghost story. It's about how all of us to different degrees are haunted by our past. In the play Spirit House two artists occupy the same old studio in Nong Khai, Thailand. One in 1932 the other in 2017. Yet both are visited by the same woman.
Who is she? What does she want? And how can she exist in two times at once? Both men are forced to come to terms with what they have been trying so hard to forget.

"The component parts of Carl Bland's surreal mystery play present a cornucopia of theatrical delights: There is a return to the boards by stage and screen legend Ian Mune; an enchanting display of puppetry and special effects; exquisite live music on an array of traditional Thai instruments; the haunting presence of a masked cat and a time-bending storyline that boldly skips across the boundary separating the seen and the unseen"

NZ Herald

"…a multi-layered work about creativity and memory and uses all the magic of the theatre, weaving together several narrative plot lines combining realism, and illusion, drama and comedy "

National Business Review

"I’ve just seen one of the most richly complex, multi-layered, deeply challenging and fully satisfying pieces of theatre I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying"

Theatreview
Art by Carl Bland
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