To SEA: an ocean-faring theatre production

24 February 2014

One boy, a drifting island and a restless sea: SEA is Red Leap Theatre’s latest production themed around conservation, brought to you in time for Seaweek.

From the award-winning team that presented The Arrival, Red Leap Theatre’s new work SEA premieres at the Maidment Theatre, Auckland from 6-10 March 2014.

A cast of nine highly-skilled performers brings this dynamic physical theatre tale to life. Striking imagery including an array of marvellous sea creatures combine with the power of the imagination to create a gripping story for people of all ages and cultures.

As New Zealanders, we live on an island at the bottom of one of the largest oceans on the planet. Our lives, memories and childhoods are shaped by the sea.

“The seed for this work started with a love of and concern for the sea alongside our desire to make another large scale work that was epic, raw and relevant.  This evolved into the company beginning to better understand the plight of the world’s oceans and to understand that unless there was action we could be facing disaster,” says Red Leap Theatre’s co-artistic director Julie Nolan.  

From these starting points Red Leap began the journey of developing and creating this new work.

SEA premieres on Thursday 6 March, running until Monday 10 March. Book your tickets by clickiing here.

Seaweek is New Zealand’s annual, nationwide flagship event, brought to you by NZAEE (New Zealand Association for Environmental Education).  Seaweek focuses on learning from the sea, and inspires and excites New Zealanders to renew their connections with the sea.

Click here to visit the Seaweek website and find out what events are happening in your area