An antique magic lantern projector, an iPhone 6 and a live musical score shine a new light on Samuel Butler's classic sci-fi novel. A Victorian explorer discovers a colony of refugees, time-travellers from the 21st Century escaping their dependence on its technology.
This delightful neo-historical head-scratcher playfully welds future, past and present into a glittering bracelet of time. A multimedia collaboration between Magnetic North and Kiwi playwright and newly-qualified magic lantern showman Arthur Meek.
Featuring an original musical score played live by New Zealand pop powerhouse Eva Prowse.
|Written and performed by||Arthur Meek|
|Music composed and performed by||Eva Prowse|
|Slide images created by||Sharon Murdoch and Emily Thomas|
|Directed by||Nicholas Bone and Geoff Pinfield|
Erewhon premiered at the Christchurch Arts Festival in 2017 and is a co-commission between Magnetic North and CAF. Arthur Meek was writer-in-residence with Magnetic North in 2016 in partnership with Playwrights' Studio Scotland while working on Erewhon. The residency and commission was supported by Playmarket New Zealand and Creative New Zealand.