Dreamland is a dreamscape of life in regional Australia. A newbie wanting to hire the hall interrupts the ubiquitous late night committee meeting. A crash course in local history involves a number of axes and an unexpected lesson in the virtues of partner dancing!
Transporting us through different waves of settlement, from the Big Scrub, to hippies and tree-changers, Dreamlandexplores how communities adapt to change and renew themselves.
After a sell-out season at Eureka Hall in 2016, we are excited to be bringing Dreamland to the Bangalow A&I Hall in May 2019!
Directed by Julian Louis
Writer Janis Balodis
Performed and devised by Phil Blackman, Darcy Grant, Katia Molino, Toni Scanlon, Kirk Page
Original Musical Director Shenzo Gregorio, with band members Jamie Birrell, Barry Hill, Ben Walsn
Lighting Design Karl Johnson
“Joyful and poignant and potent… a richly engaging and cleverly crafted work.” Richard Watts, Arts Hub
“Rambunctious, colourful, life-affirming extravaganza” Barnaby Smith, RealTime
“NORPA nails it again, this time to the very timber that the hall was hewn from…” Marika Bryant, Australian Stage