Due to the recent announcement that Auckland would be moving into Alert Level Three for one week, The Griegol will not be going ahead this week as scheduled. We have not yet confirmed any new dates but we are currently working on finding new dates. 

All patrons with tickets will be notified directly of the next steps. For now, we ask that you hold on to your tickets, which will remain valid for any new dates confirmed. 


Thursday 4 March, 7:30pm
Friday 5 March, 6pm
Saturday 6 March, 2pm
Saturday 6 March, 6pm
Sunday 7 March, 2pm

Price: $19 - $49 (services fees apply)

Trick of the Light Theatre’s new show is an eerie, elegant tale without words about death, love, grief and monsters.

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 (AAF2019).


“Trick of the Light manage to conjure a truly rare thing; a show about magic that actually feels magical.” — The Wireless


Image Illustration credit: Ed Watson

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The Griegol is presented with support from Creative New Zealand and the Four Winds Foundation, with commissioning support from Auckland Arts Festival.

This show is part of the Auckland Arts Festival 2021 Programme. 
For more information about the Festival and other shows that will be on please click here