NORPA has recently dropped a world class program for 2021, featuring originals, national tours, a musical and even an outdoor adventure.
Lismore’s NORPA, northern rivers’ leading theatre company, has revealed a 2021 season packed full of cutting-edge performances, classic drama and sublime music including the premieres of two new NORPA works ‘Into the Forest’ and ‘Flow’, an outdoor drive-in adventure ‘Throttle’ and the blockbuster musical ‘Once’.
“This year we’re exploring lots of new places, including magical forests in our new work ‘Into the Forest’ as well as the classic woods of ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ when Bell Shakespeare come to perform at NORPA,” says NORPA Artistic Director Julian Louis.
“Our backyard’s deep and ancient connection to country is examined with another new NORPA work, ‘Flow’, a powerful story written and performed by Yaegl Bundjalung man Mitch King about our region and the first Native Title claim on a body of water in Yamba.”
“And we adventure outdoors and into the wild mayhem of ‘Throttle’ a drive-in thriller performed on the grounds of Lismore Rugby Club – strap yourselves in for that one!”
Other highlights in NORPA’s 2021 Season include physical theatre powerhouse ‘Legs on the Wall’, cutting-edge social commentary with the ‘Man With the Iron Neck’ and Brunswick Picture House’s ‘Cheeky’ – a cabaret show that smashes together circus, vaudeville, comedy and burlesque.
“If last year taught us anything, it’s that while we love watching a group of artists respond to a simple idea and transform it into something extraordinary, the work only truly comes to life when it meets you,” says Julian.
“Only by coming together do we get to experience the power and joy of performance.”
IMAGE: Throttle by the Farm (C) ArtWork Agency