Tablo, The Notional Theatre Company of New Zealand, premieres a physical theatre piece like no other. ‘It’ll End In Tears’ explores those life moments we all know and share, where fate plays out to inevitably end in tears.
The show combines Tablo’s trademark innovative mask and puppetry for grown-ups with stunning choreography by Fleur de Thier, performance by Hagley Dance Company, and a powerful soundscape featuring cello parts specially composed by acclaimed NZ conductor/composer Kenneth Young.
Film and clowning complete the mix, with everything emerging from a set where swathes of material shape shift to form the emotional fabric of our lives. ‘It’ll End In Tears’ is a performance that will stay with you long after the curtain has fallen.
“[Tablo] leads us away into the surreal [where] highly imaginative mimed sequences hold the attention and tease the mind. Such worlds do not come easily. [Tablo is] that rare bird, European inspired puppet and mask for adults where exciting and fresh theatre making can happen.” Lindsay Clark, Theatreview