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Silo’s Hit Show Heads Back And Beyond in 2016

Silo’s Hit Show Heads Back And Beyond in 2016

Silo Theatre, together with Q Theatre and Tour-Makers present
Return Auckland season and North Island Tour

Adapted by Richard Tulloch from the novel by Guus Kuijer
Directed by Silo Artistic Director Sophie Roberts

Following its sell-out, award-winning and critically acclaimed 2015 Auckland Arts Festival season, the show that beguiled and inspired audiences of every kind is back! The Book of Everything returns to the mainstage at Q Theatre from Feb 12 – 25 before taking the Silo experience to a wider audience, touring to New Plymouth, Palmerston North,Napier and Hamilton in March 2016.

Nine year old Thomas sees things that others don’t - a plague of green frogs, a hailstorm in summer, tropical fish in the canals of Amsterdam, where he lives. He’s keeping a diary, The Book of Everything, in which he records all that he sees. And one day, he writes his greatest wish: ‘When I grow up, I’m going to be happy.’ It’s 1951, and to escape an unhappy household and a violent father, Thomas creates a magical world where anything is possible.

Magical and beautifully moving, The Book of Everything is an enchanting stage adaptation of the children’s story by Guus Kuijer. Under the stunning direction of Silo Artistic Director Sophie Roberts - The Book of Everything received two Auckland Theatre Awards in 2015 for ‘Excellence in all aspects of the production’ and ‘Best Ensemble’. A stellar cast including Rima Te Wiata, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Stephen Lovatt, Michelle Blundell, and newcomer Patrick Carroll will take the stage in 2016 to create a vital conversation around family violence, courage and friendship.

The esteemed design team of John Verryt, Kirsty Cameron, Sean Lynch and Auckland Theatre Awards Excellence winner Thomas Press collaborate to bring the world of the play to life once again. Press has been lauded for his sound design work on The Book of Everything, All Your Wants and Needs Fulfilled Forever, Orangutan, Dust Pilgrim and Not Psycho to name but a few.

Created especially for young people, Australian author Richard Tulloch’s adaptation ofThe Book of Everything is a theatre favourite for everyone, and has played to audiences from New York, to Sydney, to London. The Book of Everything celebrates the limitless power of imagination and of the heart. Mothers, nephews, grandfathers, daughters, cousins, boyfriends, sisters, friends — this is theatre for anyone aged 10 — 110.

It’s a show that intends to be everything for everyone and, astonishingly, it succeeds’ – The Pantograph Punch

With plans in the pipeline to tour the highly successful Silo production of Hudson & Halls Live! over the next 18 months, The Book of Everything tour is another step in a strategy to develop a national audience for the Silo Theatre - giving more New Zealanders the chance to experience Silo’s contemporary, award-winning and truly relevant theatre.

The Book of Everything plays:
Auckland, Q Theatre 12th - 25th February 2016
New Plymouth, TSB Showplace 4th & 5th March 2016
Palmerston North, Regent on Broadway 8th & 9th March 2016
Napier, Municipal Theatre 12th & 13th March 2016
Hamilton, Founders Theatre 18th & 19th March 2016
Auckland show on sale now. North Island shows on sale in mid-January.

A co-production by Auckland Arts Festival and Silo Theatre, The Book of Everything first premiered in the 2015 Auckland Arts Festival and tours in 2016 with the assistance of Q Theatre and Tour-Makers.


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