a NORPA production

about the show

Darkness exists in the underbelly of every community, and in characters we may have met – a darkness that dwells within us all.

Wildskin acknowledges that most of us harbour secret longings for the wild; to escape into nature as a way of finding our true selves, to act upon our craziest impulses and secret desires in order to feel truly alive, to break out of the rut of the everyday in search of adventure. To let oneself go wild is to take a journey into the unknown — far away into the world, and deep into the soul.

With an all female cast, Wildskin is a celebration of wildness by a bevy of seductively dark clowns through joyous explosions of song and dance — because to be wild at heart is to re-connect to the lost child that was so full of play and wonder.

From the makers of NORPA hit shows Railway Wonderland and Dreamland comes this latest work.

cast and creative team

Performers/Devisors Vivienne Frehner, Bianca Mackail, Katia Molino, Olivia Porter and Nicci Wilks
Director Julian Louis
Dramaturg Janis Balodis
Story by Hattie Dalton
Story research & development Kate McDowell
Movement director Darcy Grant
Set & costume design Charlotte Haywood
Lighting design Sian James-Holland
Sound design Tegan Nicholls
Stage Manager Jessica Frost


“A thoroughly enchanting night in the theatre – mixing high and popular, searching and fun, silly and serious with excellent touch and an incredibly warm heart. Great generous art.”
Yaron Lifschitz, CIRCA (on Dreamland)

“Joyful and poignant and potent, skilfully drawing connections between past and present, between community and history, resulting in a richly engaging and cleverly crafted work.”
Richard Watts Arts Hub (on Dreamland)

“So many musical genres are employed and whimsy, oh my, the audience laughed, gasped and cried at all the right junctures – such is the power of rhythm! “..NORPA nailed it again!”
Marika Bryant, Australian Stage (on Dreamland)

bar and diner

Secret Chef operate a pop-up diner at Lismore City Hall. This will be open from 6pm, Secret Chef will be showcasing a range of share plates, main meals and desserts using a range of secret recipes built up through their 20+ years in the hospitality business. All menus will have a vegetarian and gluten/dairy free option. The seasonal menu will be confirmed a week before the performance date.

Our licensed bar will be open from 6pm, and also during and after the show. Drinks purchased from the bar are permitted inside the theatre. Sorry, no BYO.

Patron advice

Coarse language and adult themes
Duration is 75 minutes (no interval).


Non Subscribers
Adult $49
Senior/Concession/Groups 4+ $44
Under 25 $25

Adult $40
Senior/Concession/Groups 4+ $35
Under 25 $20

General admission.
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Photo by Lisa Sorgini