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THE EMPTY CITY

Title:THE EMPTY CITY

Artist/s:THE HUMAN COMPANY

SYNOPSIS/ABOUT

What if, for one day only, everyone disappeared and the city belonged to you?

Tom and his Mum are shopping in the city. Dragged past anything interesting, Tom is bored, stuck between crockery and a hard place. Things suddenly escalate when everyone disappears.

The city becomes Tom’s and Tom’s alone. He adventures through the urban wilderness towards the shop of his dreams: Mr Crazy’s. Come along with Tom as he gets tricky, rocks the city, and fights a curious enemy.

Directed by David Fenton, The Empty City employs a unique combination of original music, animation, and physical performance. Playing with the fantasy of a child’s experience of being let loose to explore a city at whim, one performer takes a remarkable kaleidoscopic journey through a constantly shifting urban and emotional landscape.

This animated visual theatre experience is an unforgettable adventure for children aged 5+ and their families.
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ABOUT THE WORK

The Empty City is produced by Metro Arts and is available to tour

“Like any first-class art or great children’s book, The Empty City, expertly treads that fine line between playful ambiguity and tight thematic focus.
Courier Mail, 2007

“Suprising, unusual… seek it out”
Beattie’s Bookclub

“A great show. Magical.”
Elise, Parent

“I have never seen ANYTHING like it”
Emma, 12 years

“It was funny and cool.”
Kaelan, 9 years

The Empty City is based on 2008 Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Notable Australian Children’s Book by David Megarrity and Jonathon Oxlade (Hachette Livre, 2007).

SEE ALSO //

The Empty City Promotional Video

The Empty City “Behind the Scenes”

“The Making Of” Blog: The Empty City Stage Adaption

Technical Specifications

 

2013 / Performance Season 10-12 October; Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of Western Australia, produced by Metro Arts

2013 / Performance Season 26 June – 3 July; Powerkids Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse, produced by Metro Arts

 

Qld CoA Stylised 1L mono Australian Government - Australia Council for the Arts logo

This project has been assisted by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

 

CONTACT EXECUTIVE PRODUCER / producers@metroarts.com.au


ABOUT THE ARTIST

THE HUMAN COMPANY

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