Considered the first great New Zealand novel, Janet Frame’s Owls Do Cry follows the story of the Withers siblings, Daphne, Chicks, Toby and Francie, and their lives in small-town New Zealand following a family tragedy.
Inspired by Frame’s rich imagery and poetry, Owls Do Cry is a multi-disciplinary dreamscape filled with a fierce heart and visual splendour, an incredible and moving experience delving into the poetic world of Janet Frame and the Withers family.
This extraordinary tale is transformed into an exciting devised performance through Red Leap’s signature physical and visual styles, capturing and revealing Frame’s pertinent insights into society.
Created by a powerhouse creative team led by Artistic Director Julie Nolan and Directed by Malia Johnston.
Recommended Aged 13+
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