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The Lightbox

Photography by Harvey House Productions (Lloyd Harvey and Spencer Harvey)




It is impossible to predict who you will love, who will love you in return and whether or not your world is the real world. Where do the boundaries of these mercurial aspects of life begin and end?


The Light Box by Natalia Savvides is a free-wheeling epic that links a fractured family to a bizarre world of talking birds and spoons in lab coats. Director James Dalton will lead audiences on an expedition through this poetic landscape of light, shadow, music, feathers and enough spoons to make Alanis Morissette cry.


When Ethel stabs talkative co-worker Annie with a spoon, she sets off a chain of events that will bring both women face to face with the past. Ethel’s mother Lesley left the family after a torrid affair with a toucan; her father never recovered. Now a grown woman, Ethel’s violence lands her in an institution where she is watched over by The Man Made of Spoons, a genial if bumbling psychiatrist. While in confinement, Ethel receives regular visits from a cleaner, and as their tentative friendship blossoms to romance, she begins to understand why her mother may have sacrificed so much for love.




Previews 10th & 11th July 2013


Opening 12th July 2013


Season 13th - 28th July 2013 (Wednesday - Saturday 8pm/ Sunday 5pm)



Trailer for The Light Box from wedonotunhappen on Vimeo.




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CAST: Tom Christophersen, Hannah Barlow, Stephanie King and Dean Mason

DIRECTOR: James Dalton
PLAYWRIGHT: Natalia Savvides
SET/COSTUME: Dylan Tonkin
LIGHTING: Benjamin Brockman
SOUND: Nate Edmondson
STAGE MANAGEMENT: Angharad Lindley
PRODUCERS: Fat Boy Dancing and We Do Not Unhappen




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