ON STAGE: Norpa will be unveiling the locally-developed work, Dreamland, in November.
ON STAGE: Norpa will be unveiling the locally-developed work, Dreamland, in November. Contributed

NORPA’s Dreamland close to selling out

NORTHERN Rivers audiences have stayed behind locally-produced stage shows, with 80% of tickets already sold for the upcoming home grown NORPA production: Dreamland.

Dreamland is NORPA’s new work still in development, to be performed at Eureka Hall in November.

NORPA Artistic Dircetor Julian Louis said Dreamland is being developed in association with Arts Northern Rivers’ If These Halls Could Talk project and will be a performance piece celebrating the special place small halls hold in local communities.

EUREKA: The team working on a production for the Eureka Hall as part of the If These Halls Could Talk project. Julian Louis, artistic director of  NORPA and Marisa Snow, executive producer of NORPA and Eureka Hall committee member.
EUREKA: The team working on a production for the Eureka Hall as part of the If These Halls Could Talk project. Julian Louis, artistic director of NORPA and Marisa Snow, executive producer of NORPA and Eureka Hall committee member. Cathryn McLauchlan

“I’m often asked why NORPA makes original theatre when it would be so much easier to just stage a classic play. Creating new Australian theatre inspired by our place, our stories and our experiences. This is what we’re passionate about,” Mr Louis said.

“It’s also what our audiences are passionate about and it’s been proven time and again. Original works that reflect the ‘culture of place’ are more popular than anything else in NORPA’s Season.

“There’s also a lovely sense of adventure and camaraderie that comes with going to a show outside the theatre. It builds curiosity and makes theatre more accessible to new audiences.”

Don’t miss out

  • Dreamland will be performed by NORPA from November 23 to 26 and from November 29 to December 3.
  • For details and to book visit NORPA’s website or call 1300 066 772.