The Griegol
Aotearoa NZ

The Griegol

  • Theatre

Auckland Arts Festival/Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki (AAF) was sadly unable to open on Thursday 4 March as planned, due to Auckland being at Alert Level 3. 

We are working hard to reschedule much of the activity from the first part of our programme, including The Griegol, which was originally scheduled for Thursday 4 - Sunday 7 March

If you hold tickets to this show, we will inform you of the new date and time as soon as details are confirmed.The current list of show updates can be found here and AAF's COVID-19 Ticketing Terms & Conditions here.

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).

Recommended for ages 7+
Contains references to death and grief

School Matinee
Thursday 18 March 11.00am
Rangatira, Q Theatre
Followed by post-show Q&A
Suitability: Years 6-13
Curriculum Link
: Drama 
: Download the booking form HERE

School tickets $15
One teacher free per 10 students booked.


Thursday 18 March


50 mins approx, no interval

305 Queen Street
Auckland 1010

09 309 9771


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

The Wireless


Production Photographs
  • Philip Merry / axylotl photography


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