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In Absentia - The Body Festival


Wed 9 Oct 2013, 8:00pm
Thu 10 Oct 2013, 8:00pm
Fri 11 Oct 2013, 8:00pm
Sat 12 Oct 2013, 8:00pm
Sun 13 Oct 2013, 2:00pm
Sun 13 Oct 2013, 8:00pm

Where: NASDA Theatre, 130 Madras Street, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $20.00
  • Dash Concessions: $16.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: TheBodyFest

“The sheer creativity … is both startling and enchanting. Alzheimer’s and senile dementia might seem less than appealing themes to employ for a piece of theatrical beauty … I can only hope my own passing is so sublime.” (Jonathan W. Marshall, Theatreview)

Following their sell-out performances in last year’s Body Festival, Christchurch puppetry theatre company Tablo are back again, this year presenting a hauntingly evocative new work, In Absentia.

At once both intimate and universal, tragic and surreally outrageous, the show uses life-size puppets and an array of beguiling staging devices to present a mesmerizing glimpse into the world of dementia, through a mother and son’s journey.

In Absentia premiered in this year’s Dunedin Fringe Festival, where it was nominated for Best Theatre, Best Production Design and Best of Fringe, and won Best Production Design for being, in the words of the judging panel: “…a work by master puppeteers.

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