March, 2021

This is a repeating event

2021Tue16Mar6:00 pm8:00 pmThe Griegol at Auckland Arts FestivalAuckland Arts Festival 20216:00 pm - 8:00 pm Q Theatre, 305 Queen St, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:Art,TheatreWhere:Central AucklandAges:Children (5 to 10 years),Teens (13 to 18 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

The Griegol at Auckland Arts Festival

Event Details

Trick of the Light Theatre’s new show is an eerie, elegant tale without words about death, love, grief and monsters at Rangatira, Q Theatre on 16 to 21 March.

After a girl’s granny passes away, she starts to suspect she is being pursued by the smoke demon shapeshifter from the old woman’s stories.

In the tradition of Spirited Away and Coraline, The Griegol is a mythic, gorgeously rendered dark fantasy for brave children and lovers of atmospheric theatre.

Conjuring magic and laughter out of silhouettes, puppetry, live music and animation, it’s also yet another storytelling masterclass from the wizards of shadowplay who brought us the award-winning The Bookbinder (AAF 2019).

Recommended for ages 7
Contains references to death and grief

Image Illustration credit: Ed Watson

The performances of The Griegol (originally scheduled for 4-7 March) have been rescheduled to 16-21 March.


Tickets $19 – $49  (service fees apply).


Auckland Arts FestivalA globally recognised celebration of art and culture, Auckland Arts Festival is a place for ambitious ideas by storytellers, provocateurs and creators and reflects Auckland's contemporary, cosmopolitan city with its many communities.Phone: 09-309 0101 Level 5, Wellesley Centre, 44–52 Wellesley Street, Auckland City, 1010